Saturday, December 19, 2009

India, Russia deliberate on cooperation in broadcasting

New Delhi:Organised jointly by the Voice of Russia Broadcasting Company and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), the Conference was dedicated to Indo-Russian cooperation and 'Year of Russia in India.' The two-day long conference also witnessed the opening of 'Year of India in Russia'. India and Russia deliberated on cooperation in the field of broadcasting in fourth All India Conference of Listeners' Clubs of Voice of Russia, which concluded here recently.

Chief Guest Alexander M Kadakin, Ambassador of Russian Federation to India, while inaugurating the conference on December 15 had said, ''The Conference assumes great significance in terms of the imperative of disseminating and exchanging information on the history, culture and developments of both countries through the broadcasting media for the interest of general public.'' Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Russia, he said the agreements signed in areas like nuclear energy and defence would cement bilateral relations. RCSC Director Fyodor A Rozovskiy expressed the hope that the deliberations of the conference would facilitate better understanding on each other's history and culture and strengthen people-to-people relations. Acknowledging the immense potential of bilateral cooperation, Prasar Bharati Deputy Director-General (External Services Division), AIR, H K Pani elaborated the broadcasting service being rendered by AIR in Russian language.

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