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Radio Gunjan from Odisha wins first prize in promoting local culture award

30/06/2021 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, June 30: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting takes immense pleasure in highlighting the outstanding efforts of the winners of the 8th edition of the National Community Radio Awards.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had instituted National Community Radio (CR) Awards in the year 2011-12 to encourage innovation and healthy competition amongst Community Radio Stations (CRSs), as Community Radio Stations are very useful in spreading the awareness about various schemes of the Government, to its listeners through their active participation.

Over the years, Community Radio Movement has emerged stronger in India. As on date, there are 327 operational CRSs, spread across various States. Community Radios exemplify the principle of “by the people, of the people, for the people”. CRs are focused on local issues for the benefit of the local community in a radius of 10-15 Kms. These stations are run mostly by the local people who host talk shows, play local music and sing local songs. Locally respectable people convey important messages related to the problems faced by the community. Therefore, being community centric, they have a much greater impact on the minds of the people. These Community Radio stations have played a significant role in communication during Covid-19 pandemic.

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