Radio Prabhasi observes 1st anniversary


A group of resettled Bhutanese youths in Richmond, Virginia celebrated a year-long journey of 24-hour online Radio, ‘The Radio Prabhasi’  coinciding the first day of the New Year, this Wednesday.

The radio portal
The radio portal

Ram Upreti had started Radio Prabhasi to initiating a platform with a vision to reveal all untold sagas exiled Bhutanese have, and explore the hidden opportunities for every talented and creative mind on Jan. 1st  last year.

‘Initially, radio crew just had few members from Richmond alone, eventually, with the pace of its progress in making impacts in the community, like minded members started joining from the different States, cities and even from other countries like Nepal, Canada, England, and Australia’, says the Radio crew.

The Radio Prabhasi team marked the first anniversary by getting together and cutting cakes and lightening candles in the Radio hall. Presence of Kanchimaya, a talented female singer in diaspora, highlighted the event.

“We are so glad today to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Radio Prabhasi. We have accomplished a lot of things within a year, we have gone bit above the expectations we had. The collective struggle, helping hands and will to do in our team members has brought us to this level. Now our community listen our programs.

Radio Prabasi Crew (Photo: Radio Prabasi)
Radio Prabhasi crew and their friends
(Photo: Radio Prabhasi)

“We are initiating programs to uplifting the creative minds of our community. Airing the matters of general awareness besides the regular segments of entertainment has won the minds of our listeners. In the program today every member expressed their opinions and ideas about their experiences and brought to us further improvement and achievement plans,” says Ram Upreti, the founder of the Radio.

“Radio Prabhasi team has initiated several community works and activities aiming at engaging youths. Organizing soccer tournaments, interviewing Bhutanese seniors, exploring successful stories and experiences of the resettled families and individuals are some in our list. We thank one and all for being our good friends and listeners with words of best wishes for the New Year 2014 and our programs can be listened at ,” added Upreti.