Today is National Broadcasting day. On this day in 1927, the first ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station under a private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company.
On 8th of June, 1936, the Indian State Broadcasting Service became All India Radio. Since 1927, radio has been an important part in people’s life in India.
All India Radio has been serving to inform, educate and entertain the masses since it’s inception, truly living up to its motto – Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaya.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has wished the people on National broadcasting Day. He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen radio for communication with the public every month because of his belief that radio is the only tool that has become a medium of entertainment along with news everywhere in the country.
In a tweet, Mr Javadekar said, the government is going to make a new beginning. He said, one station can be replaced by a four new stations and through the new technology AIR service will reach more people through Medium wave (MW) and Frequency modulation (FM).
Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash wished the listeners of All India Radio on the occasion.
Talking to AIR News, Mr Prakash said, India is the most diverse nation in the world and All India Radio has 414 stations in 23 languages and broadcasts in 179 dialects. He said, All India Radio is one of the largest public broadcasting organizations in the world.