Mangalore: In present times, when media standards have stooped to great levels, there is a need for media centres which stand for truth and justice, said Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, National Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH). He was speaking after inaugurating Hira Media and Studio at Hidayath Centre in Mangalore on Monday 16 July 2012.
Mr. Aslam wished well to the centre and hoped that it becomes a voice for the marginalized. Dr. C P Habib Rehman, Director, Unity Health Complex and B S Sharfuddin, Visiting Faculty, IGNOU Centre, Kuwait, also wished well for the studio. The main objectives of setting up this studio include broadcast of programmes in local cable network and to initiate steps to expand the activities on state level and to prepare CDs and DVDs about the basic concepts of Islam and various social issues.
The studio also has plans to prepare CDs and DVDs about the Qur’an, hadiths, public speeches, programmes about Islamic related topics. It will also digitize the Islamic books and publish e-books and to broadcast all the programmes conducted for Islamic movement.
The Hira studio would produce documentaries and serials on Islamic movements to spread the message of Islam. The objectives also included training Daaees to use digital media and designing Islamic websites and portals. Muhammad Kunhi, State Joint Secretary, JIH, presided over the programme. Ishaq Puttur, Director of the studio, welcomed. Suhail Uppinangady rendered the qirath. Abdul Gafoor Kulai compered the programme.