celebrated Bangla Services’s 50 th Anniversary at a cultural event in Kolkata.
Voice of America Listener’s Meet was held in Kolkata.
of VOA’s Bengali-language service came from as far away as northern W. Bengal
and Bangladesh to attend the all-day affair.
Bangla Service’s Roquia
Haider attended the event. In his remarks, Public Affairs Officer Douglas
Kelly noted that VOA’s Bengali service “is one its most popular broadcasts in
Asia, with a potential audience of 240 million Bengali speakers.”
Ghosh Roy has more on the story.