The 1st semester students of Mass Communication from Salesian College Sonada made a visit to Darjeeling Television studio and Press Guild Darjeeling, 30 July.
HoD Mass Communication Fr. C.M. Paul the director of Radio Salesian and former Vice-Principal of Salesian College Sonada facilitated the visit and accompanied 14 students.
A cable television channel, Darjeeling TV operates from the first floor of Divya Vani Communication Centre, a unit of the Darjeeling Diocesan Pastoral Centre, close to Darjeeling Bus and Taxi stand.
The CEO and Director of Darjeeling Television Mr. Aditya Rai is a self-taught videographer, with a degree in English Honours. Besides being a writer, a poet, a visual artist, he has made it his mission to tell the stories of extraordinary people of the hills.
Dtv’s Video Editor and camera man Mr. Vishal Rai briefed the visiting students on the various aspects of television production. He also showed them the sets for television interview, news production, and chroma shots
The students were amazed to see 3 sets in the same room.
Students also had the chance to look at the post production, dubbing, voice over and video editing units.
The group then visited Darjeeling Press Guild adjacent to the Taxi Stand and were privileged to interact with both print and television journalists from The Telegraph, The Statesman and News 18 among others.
Students had lengthy interaction with Assistant Editor of the leading national daily The Telegraph Mr Vivek Chettri who covers the entire Darjeeling Hills including Kurseong, Mirik, Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
Mr. Chhetri graciously offered tea to all visiting students and introduced the journalists as they came in to the press guild.
Report by Anish Chettri