World Radio Day: why World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February

World Radio Day: why World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February

World Radio Day: The Spanish Radio Academy first proposed it in 2010. In 2011, on February 13, World Radio Day was declared in the 36th session of the General Assembly of UNESCO. UNESCO’s declaration on 13 February as World Radio Day was approved by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 January 2013.

World Radio Day is celebrated every year on 13 February . There was a time when radio used to be a very important part of our life. Radio was used as an important medium of entertainment through information, communication and songs. But after the arrival of things like television and mobile, radio is not being used as before but still its importance has not diminished. Let us know some special things related to it on the occasion of Radio Day today…

Why celebrate? – (World Radio Day)

Radio has played an important role in information exchange and educating people around the world. It was used to engage the youth in the discussion of topics that affect them. And also helped save precious lives of people during natural and man-made disasters. It used to be a platform for journalists through which they would send their reports to the world and tell their story. Even today it is the most powerful but inexpensive means of spreading information. Although radio became an age-old medium, it is still used for communication. Also on this day in 1945, United Nations Radio was broadcast for the first time. Given these importance of radio, Radio Day is celebrated every year. The first World Radio Day was formally celebrated in 2012.

History – (World Radio Day)


The Spanish Radio Academy first proposed it in 2010. In 2011, on February 13, World Radio Day was declared in the 36th session of the General Assembly of UNESCO. UNESCO’s declaration on 13 February as World Radio Day was approved by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 January 2013.

World Radio Day
World Radio Day: why World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February

How is it celebrated?


Every year UNESCO in association with broadcasters, organizations and communities around the world organizes a variety of activities on the occasion of Radio Day.

On this day a healthy discussion is held about the importance of radio as a medium of communication and awareness is spread. A speech is given on this subject.

The theme of this year’s


World Radio Day 2020 is ‘Radio and Diversity’. This time the theme focuses on diversity and multilingualism, as is evident from the title itself.

Most Heard song on Radio (World Radio Day)

‘When a beautiful woman gets angry, she becomes even more beautiful …’. This song from the film Sholay has been praised by Amar, Gudur, Rinke and Kamal from Jhumritilaiya. Hearing the radio songs broadcast on Radio Shillong, Radio Nepal and Vividh Bharati, Jhumritilaiya will surely remember the grown up generation. There will be no radio show, there will not be a day on which the song from Jhumritilaiya is not requested. Due to this unique hobby, this town of Jharkhand became famous all over the country.

The answer was that even in the competition examinations, it was asked that where the highest number of songs on radio in the country comes from? Was fond of one to one radio here. On the street through which the people were able to pay attention to the songs. But in the era of smart phones and cable TV, in the new generation city, the radio numbers do not resonate anywhere. Though the city is famous for mica mining on the geographical map, the real identity was given by the audience here.

The City of request – Jhumritilaiya

The city of Jhumritilaiya was deeply attached to radio for four decades. Radio FM of high frequency has not reached here properly yet. People are able to listen to FM radio while traveling in a car, otherwise the radio has completely disappeared from homes, offices and business establishments and village chaupals. Let us tell that Jhumritilaiya is the major city of Koderma district. Strange that the railway station here is Koderma and when exiting the station, the city is Jhumritilaiya.

small old radio
90s Radio

Rameshwar Prasad Varnwal and Ganga Prasad Magadhiya (both deceased) were instrumental in making Jhumritilaiya famous. Both were awarded at several events. Self Chandan Varnwal, son of Rameshwar Prasad Varnwal, says that once in an interview to an English newspaper, the famous announcer Amin Sayani made a comment in relation to his father Rameshwar Prasad Varnwal, ‘Every town cannot be Jhumaritilaiya and every person Rameshwar Prasad cannot be a varnaval. According to Chandan Varnwal, around 1953, Rameshwar Varnwal started sending radio in radio. His hobby turned into a habit. After that, Ganga Prasad Magadhiya also started sending a radio order. Then many people joined it. Alam was that people were sending messages from telegram too.

Radio time

In all developing countries, especially India, the seventh and eighth decade can be called the period of radio. Indian cricket team’s World Cup victory in 1983 was not seen, heard or heard in this country. Although Doordarshan was widely publicized after the 1981 Asiad, 90 percent of the people did not have TV then.

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latest FM

License for radio

Even after independence, many general works in India had to be licensed. Radio had to be licensed under the ‘Radio and Telegraph Act’. The officials could have asked you to show the license anytime. Eventually the license raj came to an end in the late seventh decade.

AM and FM technology

Amplitute modulation (AM) technology was the highway for early radio waves, which could be divided into medium web and short web. Due to this technique, BBC presenters used to broadcast programs in India while sitting in London. At the end of the eighth decade, frequency modulation technology came, and today’s popular MF radio got the world, which has merged into mobile phones.

Radio has become rare now (World Radio Day)

Vinay Kumar Lal, 72, opened a radio shop in the city in 1965. Today, with the changing times, he has transformed his shop into an item of electrical goods. There is no radio sold in his shop for the last nearly 17 years. Gopal Chatterjee of the city’s Chatterjee Sales says his father’s shop was Dilip Repairing in the city’s station road. Philips used to sell radio there since 1971. People used to call radio essentials at weddings, but now there is no radio in their shop.

The tune of violin was first echoed on Radio


the evening of 24 December 1906 by Canadian scientist Reginald Fesenden playing the violin, after which the radio operators of all ships floating in the Atlantic Ocean heard that music on their radio sets, broadcasting it to the world. Was the beginning. Although radio was started by Jagdish Chandra Basu in India and Gülielmo Marconi in 1900 itself, but more than one person sending simultaneous messages or broadcasting started with Fesenden in 1906. At that time the use of radio was limited to the Navy only.

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