Monday, August 31, 2020
Retirement of Shri M.R.K.Rao, Assistant Engineer, AIR, Sambalpur on 31st August, 2020
Shri M.R.K.Rao, Assistant Engineer, AIR, Sambalpur is retiring from service on 31st August, 2020 on attaining the age of superannuation. Shri Rao had started his career as Engineering Assistant from AIR, Cuttack on 1st July, 1985. During his 35 years of service career he has served stations like Cuttack, Sambalpur, Tawang and LPT, Padampur under DMC, Sambalpur. He had supervised the Installation works of 10 KW transmitter and acted as Installation Officer for establishment of Emergency Studio at AIR, Tawang. Similarly, he was assigned the installation works of FM Transmitter, Regional News Unit, Refurbishing of Studios and Batliboy Make AC plant in the Studios of AIR, Sambalpur which he completed successfully.
Apart from the above engineering works, he had also contributed a lot for programme production works. He participated in the production of 'Muhurtara Sanglapa' produced by Ramapada Nanda which got Akashvani Annual Award. Likewise, "Papuni O Phula" (Producer-Ramapada Nanda) where Sri Rao was one of the members of production team got the prestigious ABU award. Another programme entitled "Pakhal Khurithi Mahara" produced by Shri D.Sommeya, Sri Rao was one of the members of production team. This programme was adjudged as the best programme in Akashvani Annual Awards.
During his tenure at AIR, Tawang, Shri Rao was the producer of the programme "The Celestial Ray" based on the 300 years old Tawang monastery. He used to present "Western Music" and "Geetmala" programmes for AIR, Tawang during 1990-1995.
Shri Rao also acted as the Head of Office and Controlling Officer in respect of AIR, Sambalpur from 2017 to 2019. During his headship he implemented and executed GST, EMS, PFMS, BHAVISHYA, HRIS, NPS, Revision of Pre-2016 Pensioners at the station.
AIR, Sambalpur wishes Sri Rao a happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.
Contribution : Kshetramani Bibhar, PA to SD, AIR, Sambalpur