Today i.e on 13th Feb, which is World Radio Day. The theme of this year’s World Radio Day is Radio and Diversity.
Why is World Radio Day Celebrated on 13 Feb?
On the proposal of Spain and wide consultation that took place in the year 2011, the UNESCO incepted 13 Feb as World Radio Day. Their purpose was inclusive in nature. To highlight the importance of this communication mode of its unique role to bring communities together and foster peace and collectivism.
Messages On World Radio Day
On World Radio Day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his message said, radio brings people together and in an era of rapid media evolution, it retains a special place in every community as an accessible source of vital news and information. He urged the people to recognize the enduring power of radio to promote diversity and help build a more peaceful and inclusive world.
Shekhar Vempati CEO of Prasar Bharati Shashi on the Occasion said that radio has a very unique role and place in people’s life. He said, several parts of the country continue to rely on radio as their primary medium and source of information. Mr Vempati said that Prasar Bharati as a public service broadcaster of India has an immense responsibility to sustain and develop radio as a medium of public broadcasting.
Facts About All India Radio
AIR i.e All India Radio since its inception in 1936, have grown manyfold. AIR News today broadcasts 607 bulletins in 92 languages and dialects every day.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has extended his best wishes to people on World Radio Day. In a tweet, he said, Radio has become an integral part of life and now people can listen to Radio on the phone also. Mr Javadekar said, Radio is the only support in a remote village, farm or forest. He said, Radio has become more popular due to ‘Mann Ki Baat‘ programme. The Minister added that Radio has broadcast good music and many informative programmes.
Private Radio Broadcaster FM
As per the information available on wikki The FM broadcasting began in India since 1977 but the surge started in 2001 with the privatisation of FM Radio Stations.
As per the MoIB as on 18 -06 -2019 there are 381 operational Private FM Radio stations.
So wish everyone a Very Happy World Radio Day.