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Sunday, September 25, 2016

आगरा...आकाशवाणी संगीत सम्मेलन 2016..

भारत के विभिन्न 24 केन्द्रों पर एक साथ, एक ही दिन आयोजित किए जाने वाला आकाशवाणी संगीत सम्मेलन के इस 62 वें आयोजन का श्रेय आकाशवाणी आगरा को भी प्राप्त हुआ ।  इस संगीत समारोह का औपचारिक शुभारंभ कार्यक्रम प्रमुख डॉ.राजश्री बनर्जी ने किया। संगीतमयी प्रस्तुति की शुरूआत कोलकाता से आई उप शास्त्रीय संगीत गायिका सुश्री बनर्जी ने अपने ठुमरी गायन से की, जिसके बोल थे- जब से श्याम सिधारे  पश्चात उन्होने दादरा प्रस्तुत किया, जिसके बोल थे- जरा धीरे से बोलो। जिसे सुनकर श्रोता मंत्र मुग्ध हो गए। कोलकाता के प्रसिद्ध तबला वादक तिमिराय रॉय चौधरी ने तबले पर और हारमोनियम पर देवाशीष अधिकारी ने संगत की।
मुंबई के सितार और सुरबहार वादक पुष्पराज कोष्टी ने अपनी प्रस्तुति से लोगों को मंत्रमुगध्य कर दिया। कोष्टी के सुरबहार वादन में उनके साथ पखावज पर संगत दिल्ली से आए कलाकार पंडित रविशंकर उपाध्याय ने की। विशुद्ध शास्त्रीय संगीत के इस समागम का समापन पंडित राजकुमार झा के पखावज वादन से हुआ। लखनऊ के सारंगी वादक विनोद कुमार मिश्रा ने संगत की। 
Blog Report-Praveen Nagdive,AIR Mumbai

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Staff Of AIR Pune gifted her book to Maharashtra CM

Swati Mahalank who is working in News Department in All India Radio Pune as reporter cum news reader has written a book "Story Of Self Help Group'. She presented this book to Chief Minister of Maharashtra Hon. Devendra Phadnvis. On this occasion Shri. Girish Bapat, the Cabinet Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration, Parliamentary Affairs in Government of Maharashtra, was also present.

Source :- Facebook account of Smt. Aruna Mahalank.

'The Growing Art of Broadcasting' book written by Former Station Diretors of AIR, is released.

A book release function held at the Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras on 22 Sep 2016.The book in Tamil titled ' Valarum oliparappukkalai' (The Growing Art of Broadcasting) has been written by eminent broadcasters and former Station Diretors of AIR, Sri G.Selvam and Sri Vijaya Thiruvengadam .The book is an authentic document on all aspects of Radio Broadcasting.The reputed publisher Vanathi Pathippagam has brought out this book.Kudos to the authors of the book who continue their service in the cause of broadcasting even after more than two decades of their retirement from service.

Source and Credit :- Facebook account of Shri. Srinivasa Ragavan

Inspiration-This IIT alumnus has stopped close to 70,000 people from committing suicide

According to an earlier study by the World Health Organisation(WHO), Indians are among the worst hit by depression, with nearly 36 percent of the population having a major depressive episode. While one person in India commits suicide every four minutes, younger Indians are among the worst hit.That’s why Richa Singh, an IIT Guwahati alumnus, started, an emotional support system for people to discuss problems with qualified and experienced individuals, in anonymity.

Problems among those who have sought help range from stress due to bad performance in competitive exams like CAT, IAS, etc. and relationship issues, anxiety during exam preparation, and the feeling of rejection due to working in a field they don’t enjoy, reported The Huffington Post.According to a 2015 report in The Economic Times, stress is part and parcel of college life, but for some students at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), it can get overwhelming. Everything adds up: daunting academic loads, struggling to keep up after a lifetime of being an overachiever and the burden of expectations from family, friends and peers.

In 2014, the IITs saw an estimated 14 student suicides, probably the highest ever across these elite colleges. The inability to cope – often spiraling into depression – has haunted several students. “The world creates artificial expectations. There’s peer pressure, family pressure, societal pressure.Unfortunately, for some students, their ambition is centered around pay packages. To their mind, their success will be judged only around their pay packages and placements,” said Indranil Manna, director, IIT Kanpur.

This is where Richa’s contribution plays a crucial role. Anonymity helps, says Richa. “We all face problems, stress and anxiety at some point in our life but mostly we are not willing to talk about these, fearing social implications, being judged and for the fear of being judged. We are confident that technology combined with empathy and right kind of experts will go a long way in helping people going through a various emotional and mental challenges and equipping them to better deal with it,” says Richa in a report in Business Standard.

Indira’s vocal fiesta

Indira Kameswara Rao with her daughter Sarala
Indira Kameswara Rao was presented the MS Subbulakshmi award in Vijayawada. Indira Kameswara Rao, a senior singer who served as a staff artiste of Visakhapatnam Akashvani for nearly three decades was fittingly selected by G.V.R. Government College of Music and Dance, Vijayawada to receive the M.S. Subbulakshmi award on the occasion of the birth centenary of the legendary singer. The function got at Gokaraju Laila Gangaraju Kala Vedika in the music college was presided over by veteran journalist Turlapati Kutumba Rao and the award presented by M. Krishnakumari, former Station Director of Vijayawada Akashvani. Turlapati, Krishnakumari and K.S. Govindarajan, principal of the music college spoke paying rich tributes to the unforgettably rich voice of the late singer and her charitable disposition.

The award function was followed by a sumptuous vocal concert by Indira Kameswara Rao who was well supported by her daughter Sarala also a singer of repute. The concert started with Neeve nannu palimpavamma a composition of GNB in Ranjani. This was followed by Gajavadanamasraye a composition of Indira’s guru late Sriman N.Ch. Krishnamacharyulu in Kedaram. Indira next sang in quick succession, Kalalanerchina (Deepakam) and an Annamayya kirtana Vande Vasudevam (Sri ragam). Indira Kameswara Rao presented next, a bhava rich Begada delineation preceding the Syamasastri’s composition Kamakshi. After rendering Lavanya Rama in Poornashadjam, Indira took up Vachaspati for the main item and melodious elaborate raga delineation was shared by both mother and daughter preceding the kirtana Paratpara of Thyagaraja. Indira Kameswara Rao was superbly accompanied by Vishnubhatla Krishnaveni on the violin and P. Subbaraya Phalgun on the mridangam. Krishnaveni’s solo versions of Begada and Vachaspati were attractive and Phalgun presented a robust tani at the end of the Vachaspati kirtana. The sumptuous concert came to a close with a Ramadas kirtana and an Annamacharya kirtana.

Source and credit:-

Forwarded By:- Shri. Jainender Nigam, PB NewsDesk

The avatars of the Indian radio, transistor podcast

Radio India remains a dynamic medium, which continues to attract listeners and begins hardly transformation. The area of the Indian subcontinent, geographical, linguistic, socio-cultural and infrastructural difficulties, it is always difficult to obtain reliable figures. Some authoritative as those from the decennial census. The latest, conducted in 2011, revealed that only 20% of Indian households now had a radio, a figure 15% drop from the previous census and compensated by an offsetting increase in the number of households holding a post television . At a time of digital revolution promised by Prime Minister Narandra Modi, the radio would it becoming obsolete? In trains plying tirelessly the great Bombay rush hour, there, pressed shoulder to shoulder, office employees, vendors, domestic helpers who travel to work, or not fitted with briefcases but having all of the listeners ears. If it is difficult to estimate [+] from those who listen to their play-lists, which are on music streaming platforms (expanding) or listening to the radio, the fact is that all the major operators phone, Vodafone Airtel, offer packages for access to major FM radio, and a study by EY firm already estimated in 2011 that the hearing of Indian radio stations came in 30% of mobile phone users. As for the taxi drivers generally unconditioned despite room temperature, they roll all the windows open, having pushed far enough volume of their radio set to a Bollywood music station or Indian retro, two genres that outweigh the membership of the Indians. Radio certainly represents less than 2% of the media sector in India [+] but we should not reduce its importance to the reduction figure. Its growth prospects are good or very good because radio is the media whose progress is the fastest in terms of revenue. And that is the only media capable of reaching almost all the territory. One area where coexist public radio, private and community radio radio

Despite its age - the first radio station began broadcasting in Bombay in 1923 - Radio in India is an industry that has not finished growing. Monopoly é tat until 1999, opening to private players was very progressive and is strictly regulated. The sector is currently divided between the public service and the private sector on FM and community radios. A ll India Radio remains the preferred vehicle for government to communicate its policies and social programs. All India Radio is one of the largest public radio services in the world. With its 414 radio stations broadcasting in 23 languages ​​and 146 dialects, it covers nearly 92% of Indian territory and 99% of its population. It retains a monopoly on information dissemination. Still today, and this is a contentious issue with the private sector, All India Radio is empowered to carry out the news bulletins to be broadcast without changes on its channels or those relayed on private FM stations. This restriction then surprises on television, continuous news channels multiply, sometimes for better or for worse. The government justifies its prohibition by his fear that the radio broadcast content " unauthorized " - include seditious or specific community or stir up religious hatred. All India Radio also remains the preferred vehicle for government to communicate its policies and social programs. It is on its stations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a monthly basis to address the nation with his show Mann Ki Baat, regularly attended by more than 150 million listeners and that proves to be a real jackpot for radio advertising public .

With 243 stations, FM private radio now covers 40% of the territory and 264 towns mainly belonging to the 1 st and 2 e -thirds but is expanding rapidly . The government has finally started the 3 th phase of frequency band allocation - previous took place in 1999 and 2006. Promised by the Government since 2010, the auction began in 2015 and should last 4 years . Ninety-eleven new stations have already been allocated and the goal is to achieve a national coverage of 85% by FM 2019. the many constraints in terms of market share and ceiling prices high however partially limit the success of this new phase, particularly in the cities of 3 e -thirds where many licenses remained without buyers . Last cornerstone of the Indian radio landscape, community radio does not know the success we would have hoped. The government, encouraged by UNICEF, in theory supports the development of these radios to the proven social utility. Managed by the community for the community, these radio stations broadcasting locally relevant information, be it weather reports or medical advice, have proven their effectiveness in times of natural disaster and contribute to the empowerment and education of women and "backward castes" [+] . Typically installed in areas where literacy rates can be around 25% and where the possession of a television set is exceptional, they help to change attitudes . Yet the 4000 community radio stations promised by the government in 2007, only 179 are operational today , a figure lower than that of Nepal. While the number of dialects in India would be 1600, community radio stations broadcast in thirty languages ​​only. This lack of success can be partly explained by the constraints on these channels. Their diffusion limit is 12 kilometers while they just relate to people very often scattered and marginalized. Set up costs are high. And above all, they are victims of an extremely litigious administrative system which leads to rejection of most files . Thus, only 11% of applications for opening of new community radio stations have been approved since 2012 . This situation is not expected to improve in 2016, while the government has further reduced the budget allocated to them .

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Forwarded By:- Shri. Jainender Nigam, PB NewsDesk

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