06May2014

Radio station on wheels!

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Republic Day (January 26) celebrations at the Centre and State level are not to be missed out events. This occasion is meant to showcase the best we have as we take pride in witnessing the technological, social and economical advancements and cultural diversity. At Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 (Rural Voices of Mewat), this Republic Day was even more special as we got a chance to be featured at the State Level Celebrations held at Nuh, Mewat. The community radio tableau; radio station on wheels seemed interesting.

Since Alfaz-e-Mewat has been set up under the Agricultural technology Management Agency (ATMA) funding and is broadcasting programs for farmers viz; Krishi Khabar (agricultural news); Guftgu (interview with experts) and Tohfa-e-Kudrat (Jal, Jameen aur Kheti) Our Heritage-Water, Soil and Agriculture, our tableau was a part of agricultural department tableau.

Alfaz-e-Mewat had a full trolley to itself to showcase how a community radio works, showing different functions at the radio station like recording, live announcements and broadcasting. Our radio listeners (Sahbuddin and Fazruddin from Sakras village) volunteered at the tableau for portraying their role as listeners (in public this time). Alfaz-e-Mewat reporters, within the short time span, acted as a power packet as they put a good show together.18 tableaux from various government departments were lined up for showcase before the chief guest and the crowd. The agricultural tableau of which we were a part won the third place in the tableau display.

It was truly a Republic Day like never before!