GANGA SAGAR MELA 2018, WEST BENGAL RADIO CLUB
Ganga Sagar Mela 2018
IOTA-AS 153 : 1 Jan 2018to 31March2018
Operated by Members of West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) VU2MQT, Sodepur, Kolkata, India
Supported by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), VU2NRO, Hyderabad,India,www.niar.org
Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km South of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The island is 224.2 sqkm area.
This island, also known as Gangasagar or Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Members of West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) are providing communication support to the Government of West Bengal from there.
QSL VIA VU2NRO
National Institute of Amateur Radio
6-3-192/93, Raj Bhavan Road
Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082
Our Previous activations from Ganga Sagar:
2015 : 8T5MQT
2014 : AU2MQT
Mr. Monish Gupta, Minister, Govt. of West Bengal withWest Bengal Radio Clubteam
Dr. P.B. Salim, DistrictMagistratewith YL Saborni VU2JFCand YL Rinku VU2JFB.
RTO South 24 Parganasat Control Room. Right OM Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA, Secretary, West Bengal Radio Club