October 10, 2010

NEWS / RADIO: Community Radio in Shivpuri goes on air (INDIA)

Tania Goldner, Chief UNICEF office for Madhya Pradesh and Supriya Mukherjee, Programme Communication Specialist were present with him.

An event was organsied to mark this at the radio station.

Speaking at the event, District Collector Raj Kuma Pathak praised this effort and said that this will help in reaching out to communities and creating awareness among them on the Government Schemes.

Goldner said that purpose of the radio is to connect, entertain and educate.

"I am happy that it is happening and now it is going full steam. It will be on air every day. It your radio for and by people. It will talk about your rights, demand services, empower your for your meaningful participation. It would be heart beat of the community," she said.

Supriya Mukherjee, Programme Communication Specialist, UNICEF, India said: "This Radio Dharkhan is your radio."

She also shared that UNICEF has supported NGOs in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to set up the radio station and is supporting NGOs in Orissa, Assam, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Bihar to start community radio there.

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