Dispur, February 7: ‘Northeast Live’- 1st English news channel of Northeast was launched by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Addressing the newly launched news channel, CM Sonowal said that “This channel should not only confine itself to different parts of the country but reach out to ASEAN countries and beyond.”
Addressing the event, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that an English news channel dedicated to the north-eastern region was the need of the hour. The first English news channel of the region media has an important role to play in highlighting the diverse culture and potential of the region before the world.
Sri Sri Ravishankar, the chief guest on the occasion underlined the importance of peace for ushering in prosperity in the region. He said that the media as one of the important pillars of democracy should mould the opinion of the people in a positive way.
CM expressed his hopes saying that the new channel would be able to act as a voice of the region in the days to come.
Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said the new channel has fulfilled a longfelt need of the region for an English channel as English has today become the lingua franca of the region.