Ascending Voices- North East notes of AIR
The All India Radio Service conducted a Choral Music Festival, ‘Ascending Voices’ from various faith based organizations within Meghalaya. It was a musical treat for all with friends and family to not just tune it to the radio show – over the airwaves. But it was a well put together program of great content to watch and to listen the celebrations at the Sri Aurobindo Indian Institute Cultural Hall, Shillong, Meghalaya
CHIEF GUEST Mr. P. Kharkongor, PRINCIPAL Secretary, Government of Meghalaya.
It was a live telecast by All India Radio North East Service which coincided with the World Radio Day celebrations where the radio is an important part of everyday life for 1.8 billion young people listen to it for peace, development, youth and joy.
United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon said in his message “We celebrate a medium that captures the imagination and bring people together. As the International community shapes new sustainable development goals and the new global agreement on climate change, we need to hear the voices of young women and men loudly, strongly and urgently.”
Jowai unitarian church singing
World Radio Day was first proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2011 following a proposal from Spain, with the goal of raising greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; encouraging decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as enhancing networking and international cooperation among broadcasters. The first World Radio Day was observed on 13 February the following year.
Mr P. Kharkongor, IAS, Principal Secretary Government of Meghalaya said briefly “Radio brought unity and brotherhood through the years that is still enjoyed to this date.”
Nongthymai Presbyterian Church performaning
The Radio a modern nature of sound has brought with it various ways the news is presented, public debated and to be entertainment. Radio it still informs, captivates and inspires like no other medium can with the widest audience in the world. From remote communities and to the vulnerable illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor while offering a platform to participate irrespective of people’s educational level. It has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. However, it is believe that up to a billion people still do not have access to radio to date.
Today, the Radio is trying to be more inclusive, broadcasters are trying to find new ways to improve participation and inclusion of young people. By linking through generations can radio live up to its potential as an inclusive vector of culture, education and information. In a changing face in media convergence taking along new technological forms.
The audience looking at various choral acts on stage
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