It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of Oneindia’s Bengali channel. Bengali is our 7th Indian language offering on Oneindia after Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu. Starting Bengali was a very easy decision. Every year year I visit few Durga puja pandals in Bangalore, I heard there are about 12-15 pandals every year. There is a sizable population of Bengalis in Bangalore, after interacting with them we were more convinced about starting our Bengali channel.
Oneindia’s CEO Sriram Hebbar decided to launch it after talking to few of our Bengali colleagues. The channel was soft launched on Ayudha Puja day, an auspicious day in Karnataka. Oneindia had to increase it reach in the eastern regions and launching Bengali was the first step towards it. In Sriram’s words,
When Oneindia launched Gujarati Edition, I assured that we will be coming up with new language portals. This is our treat to the Bangla readers. Being the second most commonly spoken language in the subcontinent, we see big value and opportunity in it. The cultural ethos and heritage will keep Bengalis coming to our site to feel the same.
Team Oneindia looks forward to your support and feedback to make its latest addition a huge success.