Two nations though stand divided but still hold one soul as the slogan of American radio show SALAAM NAMASTE says” Inka salaam unka namaste or hum sab ka …radio SALAAM NAMASTE.” The aim of this radio show is to bring Hindus and Muslims together on a single platform. Thousands of miles away from the Indian and the Pakistani subcontinent, a radio station in the United States is striving to be a bridge between Pakistanis and Indians kept apart by old animosities.
A lot of Hindus and Muslims both from Pakistan and India have migrated to America. In a country far from their own homes and far different from their own cultures, both the communities crave for a homely feeling. SALAAM NAMASTE extends its voice and tries to blend the communities giving them a homely flavor. The station says that its goal is to bring the highest quality of Indian and Pakistani and other sub continental music to immigrants who miss home.
Programs played in this radio station range from bollywood tunes, Punjabi songs and classic hindi ballads to talk shows on small business and women's rights, and prayers from the mosque and temple. Both Indian and Pakistani jockeys work at the station that caters to the south Asian community in north Texas.
Hats off to the people who take such initiatives and my heart prays if Hindus and Muslims could ever themselves make such efforts to come together. If every Hindu could extend his hand for a Muslim and every Muslim could embrace a Hindu then ninety nine percent of the tensions which burns both the nations and hurts both the communities would be automatically pacified.