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3 days Community Radio Awareness Workshop was organised in Ahemdabad

Ahmedabad : A Three Days Community Radio Awareness Workshop was organised by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India in association with CommonWealth Educational Media Centre for Asia ,New Delhi on the 9th ,10th and 11th of December ’19 at Hotel Inder Residency ,Ahmedabad .

Around 60 aspirants participated in the workshop from Educational Institutes ,Non Profit Organisations and Registered Community Groups.Participants were mainly from the states of Madhyapradesh ,Northeast region and Gujrat .

The Workshop opened with Opening remarks by Mr Amit Dwivedi Jee -PMU ,CRS Cell , Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India,Mr.Dalip Kumar Teri -Advisor ,Administration and Finance ,CEMCA ,Monica Sharma -Program Assistant ,CEMCA ,Ms.Namrata Bali -Director ,SEWA Academy ,Ahmedabad ,Gujrat .

Mr Amit Dwivedi ,shared that Community Radio has been evolving as a very powerful toll for social empowerment and the nation today requires more and more such toos to cater into the unidentified and dark pockets all across the nation. Mr.Dalip Kumar Tetri shared that India is a nation of languages ,Art and Culture and Community Radio is a powerful tool to bring the unheard voices and untold stories . Ms.Namrata Bali -Director ,SEWA Academy ,Ahmedabad ,Gujrat ,representing as the local Community Radio partner shared their decade long journey of their Community Radio –“Rudino Radio ”.The participants were made aware about the Rules and Regulations as suggested by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India , provisons of funds procurement and assistance provided by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India.

Mr Khushwinder Singh -Assistant General Manager -BECIL ,shared about the technical aspects involved in setting up a Community Radio Station .

Operational Radio Stations like Lokvani Radio ,Kutch ,Gujrat ,Rudino Radio ,SEWA Academy ,Vishwas CR ,Nashik ,Maharashtra ,Radio Mann,Vidisha ,MadhyaPradesh and Radio Times ,Sagar ,MadhyaPradesh shared their own experiences about Community driven Programes ,Content Development ,Community engagement aand Sustainability aspects .

Barsha Chabaria from Salaam Namaste Community Radio ,Noida shared about the Sustainability Development Goals in Community Radio and about their National Award winning Radio Programmes like “Chakh -De-Chotu and Salaam Shakti ”.

Participants were made to visit the local community Radio Station -RudinoRadio ,Ahmedabad .Step by Step Application Process for setting up a Community Radio was shared by Mr.Amit Dwivedi Jee and Ms.Monica Sharma .Participants were also made aware about the Fund Management and Station Management aspects of a Community Radio.



All participants on the last day shared their Expression of interest to set up a Community Radio in their respective Areas.All Participants were given Cerificate of Participation for attending the Three Days Community Radio Awareness Workshop was organised by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India in association with CommonWealth Educational Media Centre for Asia ,New Delhi

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