Sunday, July 28, 2013
Ms Thirupuriesundrie Govender We wish to report that our "information" meeting for prospective Presenters, advertising representatives and others interested in joining Soutthside FM Radio at the Mount Edgecombe Mariammen Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 28 2013 was a highly successful and rewarding event. In addition to a number of enthusiastic young people keen on becoming Presenters, the event was also graced by the attendance of Mrs Sally Padaychie, a Management Committee member of Southside FM Radio and wife of the late Minister Roy Padaychie; Mr Swaminathan Gounden, another MC Committee member and veteran activist; Mr Seelan Archary, chairman of the Mount Edgecomnbe Mariammen Temple; Mr Krish Govender, a well-known cultural enthusiast; and Mr Enver Govender of Chennai News. Our talented Tamil scholar and official, Ms Thirupuriesundrie Govender, was the Master of Ceremonies. SSFM deputy chairperson, Mr Richard Naidoo, started the proceedings with a brief introduction. The main addresses were given by Mr Subry Govender and Ms Keresha Govender, while Mr Sadha Govender of PSK Communications gave a talk about the importance of audio streaming and a website for SSFM. Mr Sadha Govender also promised to help SSFM with the audio streaming and website. Ms Vasanthie Naidoo of Government Communications gave a detailed account of how SSFM could benefit from the programmes undertaken by GCIS. Another young cultural enthusiast and marketing professional, Mr Kamalasen Padaychee, assisted with the Power Point Presentation of the addresses by Mr Subry Govender and Ms Keresha Govender. Mr Padaychie's wife, Gowrie, also assisted by being our photographer for the day. Another young member, Mr Sumeshen Moodley, delivered the vote of thanks. Mrs Pree Govender of the SABC, who was to have delivered a paper on the importance of building our music libraray, was unable to attend because of ill-health.