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Odisha-based community radio service ‘Radio Namaskar’ has bagged three national awards

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.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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