Newdelhi28/8/19:: Odisha-based community radio service ‘Radio Namaskar’ operating from Konark has bagged three national awards in the 7th Community Radio Sammelan.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar presented the National Awards for Community Radio for 2018 and 2019 at a function organised at Dr BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi today.
He also released the booklet “Jan Connect: Clear Intentions, Decisive Actions” on key decisions taken by the Government in the first 75 days of its second tenure. The booklet has been brought out by Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
- First prize (2018), Radio Namaskar, Odisha, for its programme ‘Ama Khadya’ is being awarded the first prize in the Thematic Category.
- Radio Namaskar, Odisha, for its programme ‘Ama Priya Pakhala’, is being awarded the first prize in the Community Engagement category.
- Third prize (ii) (2018): Radio Namaskar, Odisha, for its programme ‘Sishu Hasile Duniya Hasiba’, is being awarded the third prize in the Most Creative/Innovative Category.Radio Namaskar is being recognised for its relentless efforts towards using community radio for spreading awareness on healthy living using locally available nutrition-rich foods. ‘Ama Priya Pakhala’ enabled people to not only adopt healthy lifestyles through information on locally available nutritious foods but also promoted vanishing traditional food diets. Formats of outreach included increased community participation by giving space to people in programme production, narrowcasting and outreach activities. Senior members of the local community were interviewed on traditional food diets and the information was thus shared with the larger community.
The Awards for the years 2018 and 2019 were given in the following five categories: Thematic, Community Engagement, Promoting Local Culture, Most Creative/Innovative and Sustainability Category.