World Radio Day, celebrated on February 13 yearly, is devoted to unfold consciousness in regards to the energy of the audio medium. The radio, stated to be invented by Italian electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi within the Eighteen Nineties, is a vital technique of communication to teach, entertain and inform. It’s a quick, simply accessible and inexpensive option to attain an enormous variety of individuals, together with in distant areas. World Radio Day is honoured with particular actions like broadcasts, neighborhood occasions, awards, debates carried out by radio stations and different organisations.
The theme for World Radio Day 2023 this yr is ‘Radio and Peace’, which highlights the position of radio in encouraging peace and avoiding battle. The United Nations Academic Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) highlights unbiased radio as a pillar for battle prevention and peacebuilding. The sub-themes for this yr’s radio day are – Radio in Battle Prevention and Peacebuilding and Assist to Unbiased Radio.
Historical past and Significance
The Spanish Radio Academy in September 2010 requested the United Nations Academic, Scientific, and Cultural Group (UNESCO) to mark a day to honour radio’s significance the world over. After discussions with numerous broadcasting associations, UN companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in addition to UNESCO Everlasting Delegations and Nationwide Commissions, 91 % voted in favour of the proposal.
In the course of the thirty sixth common meeting session, the UNESCO Government Board requested UNESCO to declare a World Radio Day. February 13 was then accepted as World Radio Day in 2012. The date was chosen as a result of the United Nations Radio was born on February 13, 1946.
Radio arrived in India within the early twentieth century. Serving as a supply of knowledge for many who are unable to learn ads or newspapers, the radio has stood the check of time as a trusted medium whilst technological developments abound.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose month-to-month ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcasts draw a lot of listeners, additionally prolonged needs on the event. Modi tweeted, “Could the radio hold brightening lives by way of progressive programmes and showcasing human creativity.” He additionally invited options for the 98th version of his radio programme set to be broadcasted on February 26.
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