The importance and history of World Radio Day

The importance and history of World Radio Day

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World Radio Day is seen on February 13 consistently to praise one of the most seasoned and most broadly burned-through vehicles of correspondence. 

In a post shared to check the event, the United Nations noticed the significant role Radio played during the Covid-19 pandemic. The medium made it conceivable to “guarantee progression of learning, to battle against misinformation, and to advance hindrance signals,” the association composed. 

It honoured the medium and how it has adjusted to “cultural changes and audience’s new necessities” for longer than a century. 

What is the historical backdrop of World Radio Day? 

First declared by UNESCO’s part conditions in 2011 and later received universally by the UN General Assembly in 2012, the target of World Radio Day is to advance the medium, increment openness, and urge more individuals to utilize it. 

In India, the historical backdrop of radio broadcasting follows August 1920 when one of the primary radio transmissions was sent from the top of a structure. After three years, the leading radio program was circulated by the Radio Club of Bombay. 

What is the topic of World Radio Day this year? 

This year, UNESCO is commending the 10th commemoration of the worldwide occasion and over 110 years of Radio. The 2021 version of WRD is separated into three primary sub-subjects. 

— Evolution: The world changes, Radio advances. 

This sub-subject alludes to the strength of the Radio and its supportability; 

— Innovation: The world changes, Radio adjusts and advances. 

Radio has needed to adjust to new advances to stay the go-to vehicle of versatility, available all over the place and to everybody; 

— Connection: The world changes, radio interfaces. 

This sub-subject features radio’s administrations to our general public during difficult situations, for example, cataclysmic events, financial emergencies, and plagues. 

World Radio Day: What have pioneers said to check the event? 

In a tweet shared to check the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had encountered the radio’s positive effect as medium gratitude to his month to month radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’. 

Happy World Radio Day! Greetings to all radio listeners and kudos to all those who keep the radio buzzing with innovative content and music. This is a fantastic medium, which deepens social connect. I personally experience the positive impact of radio thanks to #MannKiBaat.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 13, 2021

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, as well, stretched out his welcome to radio audience members on the event of World Radio Day. Into a video shared on Twitter, Javadekar stated that the medium is continually advancing with time. “Radio has become a vital piece of life. Presently you can tune in to the Radio on the telephone as well,” he said.

रेडियो का प्रसार निरंतर बढ़ रहा है। विश्व रेडियो दिवस की सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।

Greetings to all on #WorldRadioDay .#WorldRadioDay2021 #NewWorldNewRadio pic.twitter.com/6p9fN3eptW

— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) February 13, 2021

On this #WorldRadioDay, let’s cherish how radio has played a pivotal role in shaping our awareness. pic.twitter.com/Lh55iaPFQQ

— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 13, 2021

Radio is one of the best medium to connect and communicate with people across India.

On #WorldRadioDay, my heartiest greetings to all radio listeners and members of the radio industry. pic.twitter.com/AhMGkuOH8X

— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) February 13, 2021


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