Salesian Television is a YouTube channel of Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri campus. The studio facility situated on 6th level of Salesian College Sonada below the auditorium was blessed by Principal Dr George Thadathil on 5th November 2018.
“We thank Salesian Missions Madrid for their goodwill and generous help in this venture,” said Director of Salesian Television and HoD Mass Communication Fr. C.M. Paul.
Addressing students Fr Paul who is also director of Radio Salesian said, “Salesian College is the first college in North Bengal and entire Northeast India to have a Radio station and television studio.”
“This is an unique opportunity given to students who are eager to exploit the world class infrastructure,” insisted Fr Paul and challenged students “to make use of it.”
Prof. Thadathil inaugurated the studio by anchoring the first educational program in collaboration with English Department. Mass Comm department students and faculty assisted the visiting faculty and Commission head of Social Communications of Calcutta Salesian province Fr Nirmal Toppo in the production of the first television program.
Currently, Film and Television Institute Pune graduate Mr. Bruno Thapa of Darjeeling is program director of Salesian Television.
The Graphic Design department housed in the studio is headed by Mr. S. Alfred Dewan.