The Radio Namaskar, a community radio located at Konark, won three national awards in various categories at the 7th Community Radio Sammelan in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The community radio won the first prize in thematic category of National Awards for Community Radio-2018 for its programme ‘Ama Khadya’. The key message of the programme was targeted to reach four lakh people in more than 700 villages in coverage areas of Radio Namaskar. It enabled women from the local community to share their nutrition-related problems and connected them with doctors for their solutions.
The Radio Namaskar also bagged the first prize in community engagement category of National Awards for Community Radio-2019 for its programme ‘Ama Priya Pakhala’, which enabled people to not only adopt healthy lifestyles through information on locally available nutritious foods but also promoted traditional foods.
The community radio won the third prize in creative category of National Awards for Community Radio-2018 for its programme ‘Sishu Hasile Duniya Hasiba’.
The programme brings together children from communities to share their issues and interests, advocates and celebrates rights of children by translating them into dialogues and actions.
The content for the programme is generated and managed by the children.
The awards were presented by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar at a function organized at Dr BR Ambedkar Bhawan here.