Sonada — Radio Salesian program director Radio Journalist Samir Chhetri was among a number of senior citizens, school teachers, and youth icons including Board examination toppers and young achievers who were felicitated during a program held at Khas Bharatiya Hitkari Sonada event held at Sonada Degree College, Sunday 28 July 2019.
Former Vice-Principal and Director of Radio Salesian 90.8 FM Fr C.M. Paul felicitaed RJ Samir during the morning assembly at Salesian College on Monday 29th July.
Starting as pioneer RJ with Radio Misty in Gangtok, RJ Samir moved to Nepal and after a brief stint as RJ in Kathmandu returned to Radio Misty in Siliguri. He joined as founder Program director of the first college community radio in North Bengal and entire northeast India in Agust 2016.
Another young achiever felicitated on the ocassion was former faculty (B.Com Deapartment) at Salesian College Sonada Mr Rasik Chhetri from Soanda.
Senior Citizens of Khas Community, school toppers in board examinations and youth who had made their community proud were felicitated with citations, mementoes and shawl. People also paid tribute to legends of the Khas Community.
Chairman of Sonada Khas Zonal Committee Pandit Balram Bhandari was the chief guest and Central Committee member of Khas Bharatiya Hitkari Madan Mishra the guest of honour.
The West Bengal government in 2018 included the Khas (Chettri-Bahun) community in the State list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) maikng the Khas community 96th in the OBC list of the state.