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Monday, February 20, 2017

Obituary - Anil Kumar retired DDG(E), AIR expires

Shri Anil Kumar former Dy. Director General, All India Radio expired today, 20.02.2017 at 02.30 am at Bareilly, UP. Shri Anil Kumar had joined at All India Radio Lucknow and served at Zonal office, New Delhi, AIR Jagdalpur, AIR Rampur and AIR Bareilly before retiring from government service as DDG, HPT, AIR Aligarh in June 2013. He was a very sicere and cool IBES officer.

Shri Anil Kumar is survived by his wife and one son. Prasar Bharati parivar condoles the demise of Shri Anil Kumar and prays for the peace of the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.

Source : Rajesh Kumar, Sanjeev pandey and Prem Singh.

प्रतुल जोशी कार्यक्रम अधिशासी आकाशवाणी लखनऊ सम्मानित

उर्दू पत्रकारिता के महान स्तंभ,अखबार कौमी एकता के यशस्वी संपादक,कहानीकार,उपन्यासकार,राजनीतिज्ञ मरहूम हयातुल्लाह अंसारी साहब की पुण्य तिथि के अवसर पर प्रतुल जोशी कार्यक्रम अधिशासी आकाशवाणी लखनऊ को आकाशवाणी के माध्यम से उर्दू की खिदमात के लिये 18 फरवरी को Hayatullah Ansari Foundation की तरफ से सम्मानित किया गया |

Source : Pratul Joshi

Share your ‘Mann Ki Baat’ with the Prime Minister and you can feature in the next ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode on 26th February.

During every ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode, the thoughts and ideas shared by some people referred to by the Prime Minister. Submit your inputs on this Open Forum and your ideas could be the next ones to be cited during the programme.

Share them on NM App and watch out for the programme on 26th at 11 AM.

आकाशवाणी गुवाहाटी केंद्र के ट्रेक्स रितुपर्ण जी को उत्तम चंद्र बरूआ पुरस्कार...

आकाशवाणी गुवाहाटी केंद्र में प्रसारण अधिकारी के पद पर कार्यरत श्री रितुपर्ण दास जी को असम साहित्य सभा उनकी 'अलप नुबुजा डावर' नामक नाटक संकलन के लिए उत्तम चंद्र बरूवा स्मृति पुरस्कार से नवाजा गया है | शिवसागर में आयोजित सभा के शतवार्षिक अधिवेशन के अंतिम दिन गत 12 फरवरी को आयोजित सभा में उन्हें यह पुरस्कार दिया गया |

मालूम हो कि असम साहित्य सभा ने विभिन्न लेखन से असमिया भाषा साहित्य को समृद्ध करने के लिए राज्य के कुल 16 लेखकों के लिए 2016-17 वर्ष के साहित्य पुरस्कारों की घोषणा की है | पुरस्कार पाने वालों में दास जी का नाम शामिल होने पर उनके चाहने वाले काफी खुश हैं | दास जी को उनके बहुचर्चित नाटक 'कक्षपथ' के लिए वर्ष 2014 में बसंत सइकिया नाटक पुरस्कार और चालू वर्ष का असम नाट्य सम्मेलन पुरस्कार मिल चुका है | पिछले दिसंबर महीने में उसको काजीरंगा न्यूज नेटवर्क के द्वारा काजीरंगा अवार्ड 2016 से भी नवाजा गया था |

बोकाखात प्रेस क्लब के सदस्य रितुपर्ण दास जी की इस उपलब्धि पर प्रेस क्लब, पुवती साहित्य सभा, बोकाखात नाट्य मंदिर, बोकाखात महातमा पत्रकार संघ ने दास जी को शुभकामनाएं दी है |

बहरहाल, उपरोक्त पुरस्कार के लिए प्रसार भारतीकी ओर से श्री दास जी को हार्दिक बधाई एवं बहुत शुभकामनाएं...!

Source:FAcebook Account of Zavendra Kumar Druv

Inspiration:How Waste Fabric Became a Tool for Women’s Empowerment

A digital professional by day, Tanushri Shukla had been observing a daily occurrence in her family’s garment production company. Here, at the end of each day, kilos of fabric ended up in the waste bin. Seeing so much go to waste, Tanushri thought of transforming such scrap, known as ‘chindi’ in the tailoring community, into something beautiful and useful. 

After toying with the idea for a long time, she finally decided to turn it into reality and launched Chindi – a Mumbai-based enterprise that works with marginalised women to help them earn a living through crafts.
Started with an idea to empower women and make them financially independent in a way which is also creatively satisfying, Chindi “helps transform women from marginalised neighbourhoods into financially independent craftswomen, by promoting skills they already have and providing further skills training.”
“They create handmade, ethical products by upcycling waste — primarily textile production waste from t-shirt factories and sewing units,” says Tanushri.

Chindi, which began in 2015, works with women from Mankhurd, where they have set up the Chindi Women’s Centre. The women belong to a community of migrants from north India who are exceptional with crafts like knitting and crocheting – skills they lost touch with after relocating to the Maximum City. The craftswomen are given training and provided support at the centre. 

Our sewing unit is in Mankhurd and we had employed some women for handwork from the community. They introduced me to their neighbours who became our first team of craftswomen,” Tanushri says. “It’s easy to say do work and you’ll get paid. It’s hard to get quality, ask them to take time away from their housework and home duties, and hardest to convince their families to let them do this. Otherwise they are all mostly housewives,” she continues.

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Source:Facebook Account of Akashvani Mumbai.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Inspiration-Chanda Kochhar – a Living Inspiration to Today’s Women

Reading success stories of greatest professionals stimulates motivational enzyme within us and we all wish to emulate them on path of success.

With a firm belief in her heart and living by her own belief that women in any organization can grow just by their merit and not by special favours and privileges due to their gender – Chanda Kochhar has listed herself as one of the 50 most powerful women in business in the Fortune Global 2014 analysis. This Indian lady is world renowned for her corporate leadership and bold decision making skills. She is the current Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the ICICI Bank which is India’s largest privatised financial institution. She is the leading example of today’s women and her empowerment to make the world a better place to live in.

Her vision was far beyond the local level. It was she had the courage to keep working hours of the bank be 12 hours whereas rest all brands worked for 7 hours in a day. She is one of the few bankers who envisioned the idea of2000 ATM machine installations throughout India promoting electronic banking in a large scale. ICICI bank received the recognition to be the “Best Retail Bank in India” for the years 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 under her lead.

Childhood – Chanda Kochhar, born on November 17 in the year 1961 in Rajasthan completed her graduation from the Jai Hind College in Mumbai. She did cost accountancy from ICWAI and learnt the various skills of management by pursuing a Master’s degree at the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. She was an extremely enlightened student and earned recognition of the Wockhardt Gold Medal for her excellence in Management studies. She also received at the J.N.Bose gold medal award for her outstanding performance in Cost Accountancy.

Career – The direction of her life transformed when she joined the ICICI or The Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited as their trainee management in the year 1984. There was no looking back since then. Year 1994 saw Chanda become the Assistant General Manager while in the year 1996 she became the Deputy General Manager. Under her leadership, the company saw a new dimension. In the year 1999 she was further promoted as the General Manager and was honoured with the responsibility of managing more than top 200 reputed clients of the company.

The company started its retail operations in the year 2000, under Chanda Kochhars leadership and visionary ideologies. In the next few years the company became the largest in the retail sector in the nation. The company honoured her by making her the Deputy Managing Director who proficiently managed the entire corporation and the banking sector of the retail. Year 2007 to 2009, saw her working hard and ambitiously as the CFO or Chief Finance Officer, JMD or the Joint Managing Director and the official representative and spokesperson for the brand.

In May 20009 Chanda Kochchar was given the recognition to be the Chief Operation Officer and the Managing Director for five years by the ICICI bank.

An eternal optimist she does not shriek away from challenges. She believes that new entrants cannot disrupt large banks and that competition provides the best value to consumers. For her challenges are no more confined to achieving scale but of aligning strategy of organization with changed environment. 

A mother of two, Kochhar efficiently juggles her career with family. She never slacks in her 24-hour schedule and utilises her breathing time to go through mails, telephonic conferences or to catch up on sleep. Her appointment as the head honcho of ICICI is an inspiration for all the women aspiring to make a mark in the corporate world.

Achievements –
1. Retail Banker of the Year honour by the Asian Banker in the year 2004
2. Business Woman of the Year recognition by the Economic Times in the year 2005
3 .Rising Star Award by the Retail Banker International in 2006
4 .She was featured in the list of “30 Most Powerful Woman Leaders” in business for eight years             continuously.
5. Transformational Business Leader of the Year by the All India Management Association in the            year 2010
6. Chanda Kochhar was ranked the 10th in position in the list by Fortune of “ Most Powerful Women      in Business” during 2010
7. Achieved 92nd rank in Forbes list of “Most Powerful Woman” for 2010. 
8. The CNBC TV 18 awarded her in the year 2010 as the “Outstanding Woman Business Leader of         the Year”.
9. Her name got the rank to be the 11th in the Financial Times list for the “Top 50 Woman in World         Business
10. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2011.

  A true inspiration for all men and women is Chanda Kochhar. She has achieved a perfect balance in between work and home. An optimistic for eternity, she is always up for the challenge and faces criticism fearlessly and with humility. Women in our country for ages has been struggling to play so many roles in their lives – as mothers, as homemakers, as business women, as innovators and as dreamers to build a nation’s destiny. It is one and only one who can strike the balance of work and home can see the fruits of success and peace in life.

DD News launches revamped App

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Radio-heads give Bhubaneswar a peep into airwaves from the past

BHUBANESWAR: I'd sit alone and watch your light/My only friend through teenage nights/And everything I had to know/I heard it on my radio/You gave them all those old time stars/Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars/You made 'em laugh, you made 'em cry/You made us feel like we could fly./Radio. It was in 1984 that Queen performed Radio Ga Ga. Then Indira Gandhi was still India's Prime Minister, Diego Maradona had not left England and the world in a daze, the Berlin wall had not yet fallen and cable TV had not made its way into this part of the world. In between frequent power outages and flickering shows on Doordarshan, it was the radio that would keep us company. Through good times and bad, through night and day, our world would revolve around the rectangular box with an antenna - our eyes and ears to the outside, as it burst forth in waves, long, short and medium.

But like all things good, the radio too turned old, and faded from public memory. In an age where even MP3 players and ipods are phasing out, it wasn't surprising that radio sets began to be seen as an archaic piece of equipment. For a generation fed on Spotify and Apple Music, would they care to know that something like a radio existed before? Used to listening to songs on their playlist at the click of a button, they may never know the joy of waiting for unexpected numbers to burst onto the charts. For the older ones not used to modern ways, nostalgia serves as food for the soul. They'd rather be out of the loop at a time when the popularity of songs are not determined by physical sales, but by the number of places they are played at right from discs, bars and restaurants, gyms, clothing stores to supermarkets.

While radio may have been integrated and evolved into community and internet radio today, it still cannot boast of reclaiming its lost glory. Well, hold your breath. For all the cynics out there, here comes the twist in the tale. Much like a Hollywood thriller, a radio fair held in the state capital recently turned all the above-mentioned assumptions on their head. All it took was a walk through the fairground for the much-talked about divide between the old and young to vanish into thin air. The fair, which surprisingly saw the enthusiastic participation of a large number of youth, saw some of the oldest radios in the world on display. The objective was to revive people's interest in the radio by talking of career opportunities that could emerge from it. Spread over three days from February 12, the exhibition was held to mark the World Radio Day on February 13. The centre of attraction was a radio of the General Electric Company make dating back to 1906. Sanjeev Manna, the proud owner of the radio, said he had bought it from a man in Madras (now Chennai). It was touted as the oldest radio at the fair.

A self-proclaimed radio activist, Subrat Kumar Pati, also the organizer, said: "The fair brought ham radio, old and new radio sets and broadcasting equipment under one roof." He added that his romance with the radio started early on in life. His fascination for the equipment saw him working with every aspect of it over the years. A valve radio, the predecessor of transistor, was also a top draw. Its owner Akshay Patnaik said, "I collected it from one of my friends at Manikagada in Khurda." A radio collector, Patnaik is credited with having over 350 radio sets. His set, one of the oldest at the exhibition, dates back to the 1920s, said Pati. "Who says the popularity of the radio is on the decline?" asked Pati with an online radio station making its debut at the fair. People bought as many as 2,000 new sets from the fair, which points to the growing popularity of the radio, added Pati. The 'Outreach International Radio Fair', as the exhibition was called, lived up to its name with the participation of three international broadcasters.

Pati's take on the popularity of FM radio is not without a logic. "The private players, owning most radio channels in the country, cater to the demands of people. The transmission is of very good quality with high entertainment quotient." On the flip side, he said, FM channels do not dish out much utility-based content. Procuring the exhibits was not a headache for Pati as he has dedicated 11 years of his life to the sector. Exhibition bit apart, there were two other parts which ensured that people came in droves. Bollywood star Annu Kapoor, popular radio jockey (Suhaana Safar fame), secretary general of Association for Radio Operators for India, an association of the private commercial radio stations in India, Uday Chawla and legendary broadcaster Akhil Mittal delivered insightful talks on the occasion. The exhibition had a cultural angle also. The stage versions of radio content wowed the buffs as well as common audience.

Radio Namaskar, the first community radio station in Odisha was launched on February 12, 2010. Its founder NA Shah Ansari said, "It marked a watershed in radio listening. The radio station is the source of knowledge and entertainment for thousands of rural folks." Ansari, who is a human rights activist, said serving the rural masses is the sole aim of community radio. Souvagya Kar, news editor with All India Radio (AIR), explained, "Radio caters to the needs of millions of villagers in the country's hinterland." Having covered a number of elections for AIR, Kar added, "During emergency and natural disasters, radio is the only mode of communication. When the Super Cyclone struck Odisha in 1999, Ham radio saved many lives."

When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, amateur radio or just Hams, still get the message through. 'Mann Ki Baat', a radio programme through which Prime Minister Narendra Modi connects with the people of the nation, takes up matters which are very close to his heart. "The programme has upped the popularity of radio by several notches," added Kar. The underlying message of the fair was to make people understand the importance of radio and Pati seemed to have struck the right note. 
Forwarded By:Alokesh Gupta ,,Jainender Nigam,PB NewsDesk & Social Media .,

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