World Radio Day
What is World Radio Day and why it is celebrated, know everything about it
The purpose of celebrating World Radio Day is to spread awareness among the public and the media to increase the importance of radio. Radio broadcasting in India was started in the year 1923.
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February 13 is celebrated as World Radio Day across the world. The day is a means to raise awareness about radio and strengthen networking among broadcasters. This is the reason why people are giving congratulations on social media.
Millions of people still listen to the radio today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also given a new direction to radio. They say ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on the radio, which millions of people use the radio to listen to. In this way, Prime Minister Modi has brought the radio back to the people’s homes.
This is how radio started
On 24 December 1906, Reginald Fesden (Canadian scientist) started the first broadcast of radio. It was nothing less than a wonder for the world. After this, in the year 1918, Lee de Forest started the world’s first radio station in Highbridge, New York. It is said that at that time the police there had closed it as illegal.
So right there, if we talk about India, then in the year 1936, the first government radio ‘Imperial Radio of India’ was started here. After the independence of the country, it was given the name of All India Radio or All India Radio. After this, there are a total of 214 Community Radio Broadcasting Centers (Community Radio) in India today.
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Theme of World Radio Day 2022-
This year the theme of 2022 is Evolution. World radio day: Today on 13 February, ‘World Radio Day’ is celebrated across the country. Every year a special theme is prepared on Radio Day. The theme of 2022 this year is Evolution. .
Purpose and Significance of World Radio Day
The purpose of celebrating World Radio Day is to spread awareness among the public and the media to increase the importance of radio. It also encourages decision-makers to establish and disseminate information through radio, enhance networking, and provide a kind of international collaboration between broadcasters.
History of World Radio Day
The year 2012 was celebrated as the first World Radio Day across the world. UNESCO celebrated 13 February 2012 as World Radio Day for the first time, underscoring the role of radio in the spread of education, freedom of expression and public debate. The anniversary of United Nations Radio is on 13 February. It was started on this day in 1946.
In the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a resolution was adopted to declare 13 February as ‘World Radio Day’ and thus on 13 February every year World Radio Day was celebrated.
Important role played in Corona
Millions of people lost their lives in the Corona pandemic. In such a situation, when everything was closed, during that time the radio tried to make people aware. In the midst of the pandemic, necessary information was delivered to the people through radio. Not only this, most of the people were in the house due to fear of the virus and also got into depression.
Then radio spread positivity among the people. The radio told people how to keep themselves healthy and safe by staying at home. At the same time, the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) also considers radio as a right and good medium to interact with the people.
Some interesting facts about radio
• When Canadian scientist Reginald Fessenden played his violin on the evening of 24 December 1906 and radio operators of all the ships floating in the Atlantic Ocean heard that The playing of music on their radio sets, marking the beginning of the world’s first broadcast of radio.
• For the first time advertising in radio started in the year 1923. This was followed by the introduction of government radio stations such as the BBC in the UK and CBS and NBC in the US.
• Lee de Forest started the world’s first radio station in the Highbridge area of New York in the year 1918.
• Subhash Chandra Bose addressed the Indians from Germany on the radio in November 1941.
• Radio broadcasting in India was started in the year 1923.
• The government ‘Imperial Radio of India’ was started in India in the year 1936, which became All India Radio or All India Radio after independence.
• If we talk about India, then radio is broadcast from about 214 community centers here.
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