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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

AIR जगदलपुर में रेडियो किसान दिवस का आयोजन

आकाशवाणी जगदलपुर में 15/02/2017 को किसान दिवस मनाया गया । इस कार्यक्रम में कृषि विशेषज्ञो ने अपने विचार रखे साथ ही सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम भी रखा गया था | इस अवसर पर आस-पास के किसान भाई इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल हुए। 

कार्यक्रम का संचालन वरिष्ठ उदघोषक श्री एन एस बघेल व सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम का संचालन श्री बलवीर सिंह कच्छ जी कार्यक्रम अधिशासी कर रहे थे।

<साभार : सी. पी. ध्रुव>

Our Bright Children - Medha D/o Anima Das Debnath D.D.G.(E) AIR Siliguri

Medha Debnath,daughter of Anima Das Debnath D.D.G.(E) AIR SILIGURI , stood 2nd in AIR Music competition 2016 ,in Bhajan Music Vocal- girls category. She will recieve the award and will perform at a function organised at Patna by Akashvani on 03.03.2017. Medha is doing her graduation in psychology from Tripura University and is a bright student.

PB Parivar congratulates Medha and her parents, and wishes for her bright future.

Contributed by :Anima Das Debnath D.D.G.(E) AIR SILIGURI

Any PB Parivar member can mail such achievements and photo of meritorious Children to or can submit the details by clicking on the link in"Our Bright Children"on the left hand corner of this page for possible publication on this blog.

AIR weekly programme "Sandesh2soldiers"

The idea behind the aforementioned programme is to create a more conclusive dialogue between the Forces and the Civilians at large, with the dual intention of fostering mutual warmth on the one hand; on the other, giving an opportunity to the public to know more about the glorious history of our Army, Navy and Air Force and our Paramilitary forces their present facets and activities and possibly a look at the future. It will also delve into the realms of myriad welfare measures being undertaken for serving / former Armed Forces Personnel. News pertaining to recruitment, achievements and random interesting trivia could be intertwined seamlessly into the texture of the show.

Your suggestions are welcome.. 
Our e mail I'd - sandesh2soldiers@air.

Farm and Home RPAC Meeting conducted by All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram

The Rural Programme Advisory Meeting (RPAC) of All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram was conducted at CHASS Auditorium, Changanassery on 15th February 2017. The meeting was chaired by Shri. R C Gopal, Station Director, AIR Thiruvananthapuram. The meeting was attended by the representatives of various Government departments including Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development as well as various Central and State Organizations like, CPCRI, CTCRI, National Fish Seed Farm etc. Also, the representatives of various NGOs working in the farming and rural development sectors and farmers attended the meeting. The Preview-Review report was presented by Shri. Muraleedharan Thazhakkara, Programme Executive (Farm and Home). The evaluation of Farm and Home programmes broadcast in last quarter and the planning for programmes for the coming quarter were done during this meeting. 

Contributed by :- Shri. Sandeep Suresh, Transmission Executive, All India Radio - Thiruvananthapuram

Workshop on “Model Calculations - Pension & Income Tax” conducted by RABM(P), Thiruvananthapuram at Devikulam

A three day Workshop on “Model Calculations - Pension & Income Tax” commenced today Morning 10 am in coordination with All India Radio, Devikulam conducted by Regional Academy of Broadcasting & Multimedia (P), Thiruvananthapuram. The sessions are coordinated by Shri.S.Nagarajan, AO, All India Radio, Kadapa. Practical Exercises on various types of Pension Calculations, Voluntary Retirement, Calculations of other common types of Pensions, Ideal Pension Calculation, Income Tax Calculation will be done during the workshop which will end on Thursday the 23rd of February 2017. 
Shri.N.N.Balachandran, Assistant Accounts Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General(A&E), Thiruvananthapuram and Smt.Rakhi Krishnan, AO, All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram are the other two visiting faculties for the Course. 26 participants from various All India Radio Stations and Doordarshan Kendras are participating in the Workshop.
The team work and the hospitality shown by All India Radio, Devikulam for the conduct of this workshop is worth mentioning. Shri.P.R.Shaji, AD(E) and Head of Office, Shri.G.Sriram AD(P) and Sri.P.D.Saju, Accountant/Head Clerck , All India Radio, Devikulam are all sincerely involved along with Regional Academy of Broadcasting & Multimedia(P), Thiruvananthapuram in the smooth conduct of the Workshop.

Contributed by :- RABM Trivandrum ,

Inspiration-How a Delhi Startup Is Turning Old Shipping Containers Into Eco-Friendly Schools and Buildings.

Learning can happen anywhere, some wise folks may say. Aadhan, a Delhi-based social enterprise founded by Nikhil Dugal and Akshat Goel, has interpreted the adage in a way you have never seen before.Aadhan builds classrooms — and a host of other spaces — from discarded shipping containers.

Aadhan is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘box,’ an apt name for the startup that unleashes the design potential of boxed spaces. Shipping containers are unlikely to come in mind when one thinks classrooms, or homes, but the Aadhan team considers it to have many advantages over traditional brick-and-mortar structures.

“We found that containers were already being used in India, as temporary offices for construction sites,” Nikhil says. But there were two major drawbacks. The shipping containers weren’t always old — some construction sites even had it built from scratch leading to a lot of energy consumption. They also did not take contamination measures, which was harmful for people living and working regularly in these spaces.”

Founded in 2015, Aadhan took an eco-friendly approach to container space keeping in mind everything the co-founders had learnt during their research.
The base materials for these spaces are shipping containers that have been retired from the sea

Moreover, using these containers helps to prevent industrial wastage. According to the Aadhan team, every container used prevents around 1.3 tonnes of Corten Steel from being scrapped, and uses only about 400KWh of energy. In comparison, scrapping an entire container uses about 8,000 kWh.

The company offers turnkey solutions to its customers, including design, fabrication, delivery and installation. Promoting complete sustainability, the company also enhances these spaces with solar energy or dry toilets on request.

Along with building spaces, Aadhan is expanding in other areas of sustainability measures too. “A lot of people who approach us are interested in organic farming and sustainable measures. We are now hoping to develop hydroponic farms in containers,’ says Nikhil.

The team makes sure that every container-turned-space is approved for habitation and meets the eco-friendly standards of the brand. Since its start in 2015, Aadhan has won a number of awards including the Award for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship by the Impact Investors Council, India and Top 10 TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2016.

The need for sustainable infrastructure is more acute than ever. Whether it’s for school or homes in challenging terrains, Nikhil and Akshay offer environment-friendly solutions. As Nikhil says, “It’s a small step, but it’s an important one.”

Days of the Radio..

'Nostalgia' is probably the first word we associate with 'radio'. A 5-minute break from the hassles of Friday traffic, a request show and a song for your lover, or that catchy jingle simply refusing to erase itself from memory – these are what make radio, RADIO!

So tune in and stay tuned...the transmission begins now...

The late 1930s was a troubled time for humanity. With war looming, Hitler and his Nazi rhetoric had traumatised the conscience of the world even before the news of genocide and ethnical cleansing of millions of Jews came into the forefront. The second World War seemed inevitable and the conflict had already begun on various fronts. The geopolitical importance of the Indian Subcontinent was soon realised at all quarters and to counter the Axis propaganda different broadcasting stations were set up across India. External Services were introduced at stations in the wake of German propaganda directed towards Afghanistan, Iran and the Arab nations, areas that were also deemed strategically important. In the eastern side of the subcontinent, the 'Dhaka Dhwani Bistar Kendra' (Dhaka Audio Broadcasting Station) had operational beginnings on 16 December, 1939. Established in a rented house at Nazimuddin Road, (now Sheikh Borhanuddin College) the station was rather ill-equipped with the range of transmission being a meagre 20-25 miles by night and 30-45 miles by day. The Japanese occupation of Burma in 1942 was a constant threat to India, and East Bengal soon witnessed an influx of allied military personnel. The radio station --'Air Dhaka' as it was later renamed– even with the short air time, 5p.m. to 10p.m., seemed a refreshing addition to the lives of the soldiers that were stationed in the eastern side and also for the civilians, distressed at the uncertainties that they had to confront. After the end of hostilities of WWII, the station remained. In the days of pre-partition, performers from Calcutta (now Kolkata) would regularly feature in shows that were telecast in Dhaka. Many creative minds came and performed with great enthusiasm. Kazi Nazrul Islam, the rebel poet, had composed a musical programme 'Purbani' for transmission, which was widely recognised as one of his seminal works. Other significant show aired was a live drama, Sarat Chandra's immortal classic, Devdas, which featured the acclaimed actors Promothesh Barua and Jamuna Devi. Post-partition, radio once again became an essential tool for cultural propaganda. In an attempt to 'unify' the customs of both wings of Pakistan, Governor-General Mohammed Ali Jinnah before leaving Dhaka on his maiden visit, delivered a speech on radio reasserting his 'Urdu-only' policy. Like all the speeches made in his historic visit, this radio broadcast instilled a further urge for cultural freedom amongst the Bengalis, which eventually amalgamated into the Language Movement of 1952. Between 1947 and 1971, Bengalis as citizens of Pakistan, faced cultural domination in more ways than one. Religious bias was rampant and freedom of speech curtailed. In the mid-sixties, songs and poems of Tagore were banned, a step which received vehement protest in East Pakistan. Every time the powers that be presented with so-called ideologies of 'blending in', Bengalis preferred the notion of 'standing out.' As the Bengali identity was being rediscovered, artistes of East Pakistan promoted the pride and traditions of Bengal. Poetry sessions were telecast as were songs. Literary critiques were read out. It can be said that as a tool of professing nationalistic and cultural identity, the Dhaka transmission of Radio Pakistan boldly upheld the rich traditions of this land. During the Liberation War, radio played an important role in countering the propaganda of the West Pakistan and uniting the people of the erstwhile East. On 7 March, all officers and staffs closed down the transmission and left the static in protest of the decision to not allow transmission of Bangabandhu's historic speech. Airing resumed in the following morning when the authorities gave in and put the speech on air. After the midnight of 25 March, 1971 when the Pakistan armed forces started the brutal onslaught in East Pakistan, the brave broadcasters of the Chittagong station played a glorious role. After moving to several different locations in the days that followed, the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra finally settled in Kolkata, where the Mujibnagar government in exile was also stationed. The key person in organising the centre in its early stage was Belal Muhammad, a scriptwriter and artiste of Radio Pakistan. Several other liberation activists joined later. Two of the most popular programmes of Swadhin Bangla Betar were 'Charampatra' and 'Jallader Darbar'. Charampatra - a satirical composition, was planned by Abdul Mannan, a Member of National Assembly, and written in the typical Dhaka dialect by M R Akhter Mukul , who himself used to read it out. Narrated with scathing humour and a nationalist spirit, the broadcast helped keep the morale of the freedom fighters high. After the end of the War, Bangladesh Betar played an essential role in keeping families, stranded in Pakistan and Bangladesh, together. For those who were caught in the political stalemate, the voice of Sarker Kabiruddin, who conducted the programme 'Shubhechhya Bani' came as words of comfort and assurance. During the eight years of the autocratic regime media underwent a period of suffocation; a time when free speech was strangled, and restrictions and manipulation reigned over the media. Radio albeit in a different form, came towards keeping the people abreast of political developments. Media activists expressed their quest for freedom through the External Services from the likes of the BBC and the VOA. Through an impartial platform, journalists were able to spread the news of an autocracy and helped in the re-birth of democracy in Bangladesh.
Over the last one decade, the industry has undergone sweeping transformations. With new private FM stations opening up in the mid-2000s, Dhakaiites were introduced to a new form of infotainment. In the matter of just a decade that followed, a significant number of stations became operational, some having a network wide enough to cover all major cities. RJs are some of the most popular celebrities of this generation. Their charismatic persona bridges the gap between musicians and other players in the entertainment industry - from actors, to models, to even sports commentators – and the masses. FM radios are essentially a part and parcel of the experiences shared by this generation, now exposed to wider cultures and traditions of the entire world. It would not be wrong to assume that unlike the decades in the past radio currently does not reflect society; possibly it is only our outlook that has changed. While most FM radio stations design their programmes to meet this growing demand, others have indeed ventured out into airing shows that address social issues, as well as providing enough content on entertainment. This not only acts as a variant in the schedule but also makes way for creating audience loyalty. One can also argue that the need for 'entertainment' gets buried under the barrage of social correctness. The recent debate over the language controversy has received missed reactions. While a segment of the audience prefer to adhere to the pomp of effortless 'code switching' – mixing of languages, others listeners consider it a threat to the cultural values. It can be argued that culture is in reality a fluid form, it changes with experiences shared by communities and it can be wrong to presume that one can still remain somehow trapped in the past and look forward at the same time. Although our values are for us to retain, culture should have its own flow and one must embrace innovation, which can often be the demand of the time. While most of the programmes are equally popular in Dhaka as they are in other parts of the country, in the farther regions the experience is still more personal, the chemistry, the radio experience somewhat more visible. In a time when copyright issues and intellectual property rights are a major concern for musicians and other entertainers, radio can and does encourage staying loyal to the industry. Over the years, the stations have been true to their conviction of encouraging Bengali music, and musicians of Bangladesh. With advent of mobile apps, most of these stations, despite transmitting in FM are now reaching a wider network of listeners. Bangladeshi expats can and do remain informed about the latest developments in the Dhaka scene. Another possible avenue that has been dawned by this IT revolution, is the introduction of foreign audiences to Bengali music.  Our traditions are rich and it rests with the current generation of musicians and entertainers to take it forward with their creativity and ingenuity.

In the last few years, all of the world's popular information and broadcasting media have seen the initial forms of a grand transformation. With the availability of high-speed Internet, and of course the penetration of smartphones into the smallest of cell phone niches, this grand change has only hastened. The modern television is already seeing a decrease, as more and more people are flocking towards online streaming and downloads rather than be shackled to a channel schedule. Newspapers are also losing to the benefit of instant news on the Internet. It's only natural then, that radio may not command the same sort of popularity it held back in the 2000's. With most of our smartphones dusting the radio function under the rug, the average consumer is being pushed away from the standard towards more digital alternatives like online radio, podcasts and so on. Thinking about all the advancements that have been made in the field of communication media recently, it is not difficult to understand the cold shoulder towards radio. Communication mediums these days put a two-way connection between consumers and suppliers, putting the radio at a complete disadvantage. In order for radio to survive, it needs to be adopted into the technology and mind-set of the 21st century. Fortunately, plenty of headway has already been made which can be integrated to radios to make them relevant in this day and age. Do social media take away the comfort and unpredictability of radio? With some of the radio stations receiving millions of Likes on Facebook, it is understandable that radio can no longer do without the Internet. So the radio needs to do what it does best – adapt! The final destination for the radio will possibly be the same as it is for the television; convergence with the speed, response, and interactivity of online digital content. Gone will be the day of three different outlets for entertainment, and in its place will be one central platform, containing written articles accompanied by an audio and video piece. This convergence will ensure a more complete information delivery than the current established separate media. Over the last eight decades, radio has been our companion and surely it will not cease to exist in the near future. A propaganda machinery in times of war, to a promoter of Bengali culture in erstwhile Pakistan, and the narrator of the patriotic fervour of '71 - the radio in Bangladesh has played a vital role in moulding the perception of the people. It has fuelled cultural and political ideologies, reshaped the way we think and has been truthful to the present. The recent breed of private radio stations with waves signalled through the ether are now a testament to the changing scenario of our 21st century lives. Controversy aside, one cannot undermine the important role radio still plays in our lives. What the future holds for the radio can only be argued on. Surely, radio is as important now, as it was ever before. 

By Mannan Mashhur Zarif and Intisab Shahriyar
Special thanks to RJ Arunima, of Radio Foorti, for sharing her insight on radio and its influences over the decades.

Source and Credit :-
Forwarded by :- Shri. Alokesh Gupta

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

आकाशवाणी पुणे में संगीत सभा का आयोजन

दि. १७ फ़रवरी २०१७ के दिन शाम ५ :३० बजे आकाशवाणी पुणे ने अपने सभागृह में शास्त्रीय संगीत सभा 'रंग गायकीचे' का आयोजन किया था। संगीत सभा के प्रारंभ में श्री. आशीष भटनागरजी ( उप महानिदेशक, अभियांत्रिकी तथा कार्यालय प्रमुख ) और श्री. रविन्द्र खासनीसजी (उप निदेशक तथा कार्यक्रम प्रमुख ) ने सभी कलाकारों का पुष्पगुच्छ देकर स्वागत किया।
इस संगीत सभा में विदुषी मंजिरी कर्वे आलेगांवकर और डॉ. राजेन्द्र कांदलगावकर ने शास्त्रीयगायन प्रस्तुत किया। विदुषी आलेगांवकर ने श्री. वामनराव देशपांडे और अप्पासाहेब कनेटकरजी से जयपुर घराने की तथा श्री. बबनराव हलदंकरजी से जयपुर आगरा घराने की गायकी का प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त किया। वर्तमान में आप पंडिता कुमुदिनी काटकर और डॉ. अरुण द्रविडजी से प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त कर रही है। पंडित कांदलगावकरजी ने श्री. विष्णुपंत घाग जी से ग्वाल्हेर घराने का प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त किया। आप भारतरत्न श्री. भीमसेन जोशी जी के शिष्य रहे है।
शुरवात में पंडित कांदलगावकरजी ने राग मुलतान प्रस्तुत किया। किराणा घराने की बंदिश 'गोकुल गांव का छोरा ' विलंबित एकताल में और बंदिश 'नयन में आनबान ' द्रुतगति में प्रस्तुत की। इस के बाद विदुषी मंजिरी कर्वे आलेगांवकर ने राग मधुवंती में दो बंदिश प्रस्तुत की। ये दोनों राग ओड़व सम्पूर्ण प्रकार के है। जोड़ राग के तहत पंडित कांदलगावकरजी ने राग 'श्री' यह भक्तिभावपूर्ण राग प्रस्तुत किया। जयपुर आत्रोली घराने की गायकी प्रस्तुत करते हुए 'मोरा आसरा या जगमे ' यह बंदिश एकताल में और ऐ री हो तो आसन गैरी ' यह बंदिश तीनताल में प्रस्तुत की। विदुषी मंजिरी कर्वे आलेगांवकर ने 'जैत' राग में जयपुर घराने की गायकी प्रस्तुत करते हुए बंदिश 'पपीहा न बोले ' तीनताल में और पारंपारिक तराना तीनताल में गाया। फिर दोनों रागों का मिश्रण राग 'जैताश्री कल्याण ' को दोनों कलाकारोंने मिलकर तीनताल में 'बहुत दिन बीते ' यह बंदिश गाकर पेश किया। सभा के आखरी पड़ाव पर मुच्छरना यह संगीत प्रकार प्रस्तुत किया। विदुषी आलेगांवकर ने राग ललत में दो बंदिशों को पेश किया। पंडित कांदलगावकरजी ने राग मिया की तोड़ी में दो बंदिशों को प्रस्तुत किया। दोनों कलाकारोंको तबले पर श्री. मिलिंद पोटे, हार्मोनियम पर श्री. प्रमोद मराठे और तानपुरेपर श्री. रवि फड़के, सायली आचार्य और कीर्ति कुमठेकर ने साथ दिया। श्री. मंगेश वाघमारेजी ने निवेदक के रूप में श्रोताओंको शास्त्रीय संगीत की सुक्ष्म बातोंसे अवगत कराया।
इस संगीत सभा के प्रमुख आयोजक थे श्री. किशोर खड़कीकर (कार्यक्रम अधिकारी ), और ध्वनिमुद्रण की जिम्मेदारी श्रीमती रांजेकर और श्री. नीलेश घाटोले ने निभाई। इस आयोजन को आकाशवाणी पुणे के श्रोताओं ने भारी संख्या में उपस्थित रहकर सफल बनाया।

आकाशवाणी उस्मानाबाद ने मनाया रेडिओ किसान दिन

15 फारवरी 2017, गुरुवार को "रेडिओ किसान दिन" के उपलक्ष में आकाशवाणी उस्मानाबाद केंद्र की और से उस्मानाबाद जिले से चुनिंदा पुरुष एंव महिला किसनों को "आकाशवाणी किसान" तथा "आकाशवाणी किसानलक्ष्मी" यह पुरस्कार देकर सम्मानित किया गया.चुने गये पुरुष एंव महिला किसान ,जिन्होने विपरीत परिस्थितीयौ के बावजूद हिम्मत ना हारते हुयें, बडी मेहनत और मशक्कत से अपने छोटेसे कीसानी के क्षेत्र में बडी अच्छी फसल का उत्पादन किया, साथ हि साथ कुछ सम्मानित लोगोने कीसानी से जुडे व्यवसाय का भी निर्माण काफी सफलता पूर्वक किया.उस्मानाबाद जिले में पिछले 4 सालोंसे लगातर सुखा था, यंहा के किसानो कीं उम्मीद काफी हद तक टूट रही थी, ऐसें में उन में साहस, आत्मविश्वास, भरोसा, कुछ कर दिखाने का जोश भरना जरुरी था और यह काम आकाशवाणी उस्मानाबाद कर रही हैं,

सम्मानित किसान भाई बहेन आकाशवाणी किसान पुरस्कार प्राप्त कर निश्चित स्वरूप से औरों के लिये प्रेरणा का स्रोत बन रहे हैं..2015, 2016, और 2017,, लगातर तिसरा वर्ष हैं "आकाशवानी किसान" पुरस्कार का...

"आकाशवाणी किसान" तथा "किसान लक्ष्मी" पुरस्कार के अलावा किसानों को मदत करणे वाले लोगों को भी "आकाशवाणी किसान मित्र" यह पुरस्कार दिया जाता हैं,इस साल का पुरस्कार प्रदान समारंभ उस्मानाबाद तहसील के सरोळा गांव में आयोजित किया गया था, रिटायर्ड कृषी और राजस्व आयुक्त डॉ.उमाकांत दांगट जी के शुभ कर कमलों द्वारा यह पुरस्कार वितरित किये गये,इस समय रिटायर्ड कृषी प्रशिक्षण ताथा विस्तार संचालक श्रीमान के व्ही देशमुख सहब के साथ, श्रीमान मधुकर निर्मळ, महाराष्ट्र् ऊर्जा विकास, श्रीमान मनोज सानप, DIO, श्रीमान सुभाष चोले (agriculture technology management)श्रीमान हिरेमठ साहब (agriculture technology management)आकाशवाणी उस्मानाबाद के केंद्र एंव कार्यक्रम विभाग प्रमुख श्रीमान संजय बरीदे, दूरदर्शन सहक्षेपन केंद्र एंव आकाशवाणी अभियंता विभाग प्रमुख श्रीमान तानाजी शिनगारे आदी मान्यवर उपस्थित थे.इस समारंभ के लिये जिले से सेंकडो किसान भाई बहेन उपस्थित थे.इस समारोह को सफल बनाने हेतू प्रसारण अधिकारी श्रीमान कृष्णा शिंदे, आकाशवाणी अभियंता विभाग से श्रीमान विपुल पेंटा, श्रीमान गोविंद डोईफोडे, श्रीमान माधुकर पवार,सभी नैमित्तिक उद्घोषक, और अन्य सहेकारी कर्मीयोने अपना अमूल्य योगदान दिया...

ब्लॉग रिपोर्टर :दौलत निपाणीकर ,संजय मेंदेरगी

Inspiration:Never lose your value!

A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

200 hands went up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He crumpled the bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

All 200 hands were still raised.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.

He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty.

“Now who still wants it?”

All the hands still went up.

“My friends, I have just showed you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circumstances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!

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