The video digest is the brainchild of Mr. Shahid Rasool Bhat, director of EMMRC and the recently appointed head of the MERC, with Abdullah Danish in the anchor chair
(Mr. Abdullah Danish Shervani, 25, a native of Baramulla, was born in the city of Khamees Mushayt, Saudi Arabia. As a child of expatriate parents in the Gulf, his early education was in schools run by the Indian Embassy in cities like Abha, Taif, and Jeddah. He graduated from high school in Aligarh before moving back to Baramulla where he pursued a B.Sc. degree in Mass communication and Multimedia Production from the local degree college. Currently, he is doing post-graduate studies in mass communication at the Media Education Researh Centre (MERC) of the Kashmir University. He is also a budding journalist, covering the campus beat for the newest city newspaper, The Daily Rising Kashmir. His interests include documentary film making, clearing misconceptions about Islam, and in general trying to make the world a better place to live in.)
KU to start university video digest ‘Quest’
Srinagar: Kashmir University, will start a 20 minute fortnightly video Digest “quest” to be telecast on Doordarshan Srinagar and its Kashmir Channel at 8.30 p.m every second and fourth Friday. The first episode of the quest, produced by Educational Multi Media Research Centre (EMMRC) will be telecast on 27th June at 8.30 p.m.
Vice chancellor, Kashmir University, in his message congratulated EMMRC for the production of the programme and said, “KU is the only university in India which produces both Radio and TV digest to highlight their activities. The aim of such programmes is to connect the University with then society. The digest will help society to know about our activities and the contributions we are making to shape the society for better.”
At a preview session held at EMMRC, chaired by dean academics Prof Aziz-ul-Aziz, Director Doordarshan, Dr Rafeeq Msudi, member advisory board of the digest said that he would look forward to more collaborations between EMMRC and Media education Research Centre (MERC) the two prestigious departments of the University.
The digest is produced by noted cinematographer Shafqat Habib of EMMRC and Prof Mohammad Yousuf, Prof M M Masudi, Prof Syed Fayaz Registrar, Shahid Rasool, director EMMRC and head MERC , Showkat Shafi, PRO KU , are in the advisory board of the digest.
The segments of the digest will range from university functions, university Seminars , campus buzz , media report, Sheikiul Alam sayings, Kalami Iqbal, meet the scholar, career counseling, and meet the visiting scholar to other important segments .Episode will start with the logo of the University followed by the montage. The anchor person will introduce the episode and the programme series . Noted graphic designer Akhtar Rasool will be the visual director of the programme and Danish Abdullah will anchor the programme . Shahid Rasool, director EMMRC and head MERC is coordinating the programme.