Radio Jyotirgamaya 91.2 FM completes five years

Panjab University’s community radio station, Jyotirgamaya 91.2 FM, celebrated its fifth anniversary at the School of Communication Studies on February 13, 2016. This also coincided with the World Radio Day declared by UNESCO. Every year on the day, the station holds celebrations with the faculty, students and community members.

National Award winning actress Baljinder Kaur, visually impaired martial arts expert Rashpal Kaur and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cyber cell) Rashmi Yadav were the chief guests for the occasion. As part of the fifth anniversary celebrations, a ‘Wall of Kindness’ was set up on the radio premises. Volunteers donated reusable clothes for the Wall. Members of the community were free to walk into the radio station and pick up clothes of their choice.

Jyotirgamaya 91.2 MHz operates within a range of 10 km radius and airs 10 hours of programming daily. The programmes cater to members of the community across all age groups, interests and social strata.

Source: Tribune India

Community Radio poised for growth in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh will further expand community radio in order to provide platform for citizens to raise their voices, especially for the masses at the grassroots, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said on April 26, 2016. Inu revealed this information to visiting Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Howe Liang Zhu, who was recently in Dhaka on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said an official release.

“We have taken the decision (for more community radios) to bring the marginalized people at the mainstream of development and spearhead sustainable development,” the minister told Liang Zhu, who along with UNDP Representative Robert Watkins, met him at his ministry office here. Inu listed a number of steps taken by the present government with regards to mass media expansion and said a new horizon has been drawn in the area of free press side by side with cleaning the political dirt and bring back politics on track.

Source: Daily Sun