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Nasreen Akhtar

Nasreen Akhtar

Presenters Name

Nasreen Akhtar

Show Title / Genre

Milap. Programme featuring women’s issues, music, news, special topics and interviews






Interests & Hobbies

Reading, listening to music, arranging stage shows, creating designs.


Musical Background / History

No Special musical background, I just listening music.


How did you get involved in GFM?

I have my personal interest in live broadcast. I was presenting a small part (women’s discussion of BBCC radio Gloucestershire’s Asian programme. I started presenting GFM Awaz (Asian programme) when 1st time ever it was on air on Gloucester. I did my training for presenting live broadcast and then again in 2004 I was with GFM presenting Milap.


Achievements

I enjoyed and developed my interest and skill in broadcasting through working with BBC and GFM. My real achievements are my children. Though I have won three national awards for the research I initiated and was key organiser for the unique local project “ Our Untold Stories “. Through our untold stories research I have tried to preserve the great cultural diversity of Gloucestershire, which benefits all who live here. I view this as one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. I am a charted Librarian with BA & MA degree in the management of libraries.


Musical Aspirations

My interest in music and arts inspired me to organise many cultures festival annual event Gloucester City Council / Gloucestershire county Council and several other organisations. This has acted as a showcase for the local communities, has promoted diversity and the valuing of cultural identity. I am hoping to carry on this.


Most influential tracks

I like popular and folk songs. The list is too long.


Message to GFM Community

Live and let live. Life is too short to identify differences, Try to recognise the similarities.


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