The Diocese of Rajshahi last week inaugurated Radio Jyoti (Light), Bangladesh’s first Catholic radio, an online station that is also accessible on smartphones. "The goal is to preach God’s message and spread Jesus Christ’s teachings through our radio programmes,” Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi told AsiaNews at the inauguration on June 3. "Through the radio, we want to inform people living in Bangladesh and abroad,” he said. “We want to teach the Church’s values, hymns and plays, moral and ethical principles.” “We want to enhance protection of children, women and the environment. We cherish Bengali culture," Bishop Gervas said.
The studio of Radio Jyoti is located at the Emmaus Catholic Church in Bogra, a district in the diocese. The goal is to raise awareness about Christ and the Church. Some 25 local Catholic youths, mostly from ethnic minorities, have been trained to produce and host radio programmes. For the present, the radio is broadcasting for an hour a day, but is planning for more hours. “We want to produce longer programmes so that listeners at home and abroad can hear the country’s Christian news, world Church news, as well as national news,” Bishop Rozario said. (Source: AsiaNews)