Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, July 20, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07202021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:07 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas of Bhashan Char are happy on seeing arrangements of of Eid-ul- Adha from INGOs.
Translation summary: INGOs and Local NGOs have donated two hundred thirty-five cows to the Rohingyas of Bhashan char for upcoming Eid-Ul- Adha. Mohamad Noman, 21 years old Rohingya said, “The cows arrived here at Bhashan char for donation purpose on the event of Eid-ul-Adha. I am recruited as a token distributer to distribute meat to the Rohingyas accordingly. More cows will come to fulfil the demand. As this is the first time celebration of the upcoming Eid here at Bhashan Char, I feel this time it would be much better than the previous one when we were at kutuplaong camp. Because Rohingyas of Cox’s Bazar camp are huge in number. Therefore, many people didn’t get donations”.
Noman also talked about how people are preparing for the day.
“Some local people brought cows here to sell to the Rohingyas. Many Rohingyas those who have financial capability, they buy for themselves. Some are still waiting for the donations. According to the allocation, each family will get 2kgs of meat. I hope here at Bhashan Char, all of the people will get meat accordingly”.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 05:30 minutes
Topic: Preparations to celebrate the first Eid-ul-Adha of the Rohingyas in Bhasanchar.
Translation summary: Rohingyas in Bhasanchar are going to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha for the first time this year. Asked about the preparations for the Eid celebrations and how much help they are getting, Mumu Begum from Bhasanchar said, Due to the income opportunities in the Cox's Bazar refugee camp, some Rohingyas could prepare for Eid with their own income, but there are no income opportunities even though they have accommodation and other facilities in Bhasanchar. So everyone is hoping for help. She said we have got four cows behind each cluster in Bhasanchar for the first Eid-ul-Adha celebrations. There is a possibility of getting two more. On the Eid day for eating beef, women are preparing to make rice powder for Pitha & to make spices for cooking. She further said, on the day of such a festival, we really remember the motherland how happily I used to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in the motherland.
Learning English: (about how to pronounce some word)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz