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13 February is WORLD RADIO DAY

๐Ÿ“ป13 February is WORLD RADIO DAY

For people born before 1990, listening to All India Radio's (AIR) signature tune ( ) as their daily morning alarm on their home or neighbourhood radio was highly typical. Despite the unavailability of colour television in those days, radio remained the primary source of news. This recognisable tune would usher in the day. Today, things are different. A radioset is not required. One can access live Radio in multiple languages on FM, mobile apps, DTH, or the internet, or earphones can be connected to a mobile device.

I worked as a casual artist for AIR for more than 16 years, in 1970s and 80s, primarily lending my voice to youth programmes. I still enjoy listening to the radio on 2 in 1. When my grandson was trying his hand to tune in my favourite radio station, I took this picture few years ago.

My greetings to everyone who listen to or contribute to radio on this World Radio Day. This international day is celebrated on 13 February each year. The Day was decided by UNESCO on 3 November 2011 during its 36th conference.

Pic: I captured this photo of my grandson Vivaan few years ago who was trying to tune in two-in-one (radio cum cassette player).

๐”น๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•Ž๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ค ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž:

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