The Bangladesh Radio Station in Dacca was inaugurated on Saturday (December 16) as part of the celebrations of the first anniversary of the Indo-Pakistan war which brought Bangladesh independence.
MV Bangladesh flag TILT DOWN TO Entrance to radio station
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SV & MV Abu Sayeed Choudhury arrives and is greeted and introduced to Soviet technicians and guests (2 shots)
CU's Radio station signs ( 2 shots)
SV Bangladesh officials
SV PAN Soviet technicians and guests (2 shots)
SV's Mr. Choudhury speaking as guests listen (5 shots)
GV PAN & GV TILT DOWN Radio masts & antennae (3 shots)
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Background: The Bangladesh Radio Station in Dacca was inaugurated on Saturday (December 16) as part of the celebrations of the first anniversary of the Indo-Pakistan war which brought Bangladesh independence.
The station was badly damaged during the war, and rebuilding was only completed recently. It's equipped with a one-hundred-kilowatt short-wave transmitter built in Russia. The station, like many other projects in Bangladesh, is the direct result of Russian aid. They country's president, Mr. Justice Abu Sayeed Choudhury thanked the Soviet Government and the technicians on the spot for their "help in putting Radio Bangladesh on the world map."
SYNOPSIS: Bangladesh Radio's rebuilt station in Dacca was inaugurated on Saturday as part of the celebrations of the first anniversary of the end of the Indo-Pakistan War. The President, Justice Abu Sayeed Choudhury, was introduced to Soviet technicians at the station when he arrived for the ceremony.
The radio station was rebuilt largely with finance and technical assistance from the Soviet Union. President Choudhury thanked the Soviet Government and its people for helping put Bangladesh Radio on the world map.
The premises in Dacca were badly damaged during last year's war. The Soviet assistance in rebuilding the station was jut part of a massive aid programme in the months after Bangladesh achieved independence from Pakistan.
The Soviet assistance ranged from technical projects, such as the radio station, to loans and rebuilding of basic primary industries such as the production of jute. The radio station itself is equipped with a one-hundred-kilowatt Russian-built short-wave transmitter.