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Radio Mewat launches website, celebrates World Radio Day

13-Feb-2012

Radio Mewat, a Community Radio Station based in Indian state of Haryana launched its website on the occasion of first World Radio Day.

Mewat: Radio Mewat celebrated World Radio Day with much zest and enthusiasm. This day was proclaimed by UNESCO to commemorate the role of radio in societal transformation, betterment of people’s lives and highlighting the issues of underprivileged sections of society. 

Radio Mewat organised this event with assistance from the local Shikrawa Panchayat. Ms. Hazra Begum, District Council Chairman; Ms. Mohammadi, District Council Membe and Mr. Hakim Ajmal Khan, a well-known writer who has been awarded with the Governor’s Medal graced the occasion. The Mirasis of Mewat, the traditional folk singers from Shikrawa presented a beautiful welcome song.

Hazra Begum, District Council Chairman launched Radio Mewat’s website- www.radiomewat.org. This online platform aims to connect to the global audience to disseminate information about various issues concerning Mewat.

“This website will go a long way in bringing Mewat to the global platform; everyone will be able to access the information on Mewat by a single click. The local people should assist the Community Radio Station in every possible manner,” said Hazra Begum on the occasion.

Taking the relationship of Radio Mewat with local community a step further, District Council Member Mohammadi presented Village Shikrawa with a green letter box. This letter box will enable the community to post their comments, suggestions and complaints.

“I thank Radio Mewat for its constant efforts in educating the local community,” said Mohammadi. Children of this area are also engaging in the programmes on education and patriotism. 

Making the event lively and interesting, Radio Mewat team presented a street play which was applauded by everyone. They also introduced themselves to the local community looking forward to a long term association to devise ways for the betterment of people through innovative medium of Community Radio.

Speaking on the occasion Archana Kapoor, Director of SMAR NGO said, “Time is changing now- even in Mewat. A few months back we were not sure if the radio would be accepted, today we have a long list of committed listeners. Radio Mewat is run and managed by locals and has given a new identity to the region. It will always remain a medium ‘of the people and for the people’ and will also open up the ways for development of the region."

Source: Radio Mewat