Mumbai, Feb. 13:
On Wednesday, the World Radio Day was celebrated with fanfare across many radio stations in the country. It is a day for major networks and community radios stations to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.
To mark this important day, the All-India Radio had organised a cultural festival – Kalarang Mahotsav —showcasing the country’s rich heritage and culture through different genres such as classical music, folk, drama and poetry sessions.
Eminent artist Rohini Hattangady interacted with the audiences on the nuances of drama, highlighting the proper use of emotion and language.
Classical music exponent, Ashwini Bhide thrilled the crowd with her rendition of musical notes.
Sanjeevani Chimalgi, Apoorva Gokhale and Krishna Bhat representing different music gharanas enunciated the different moods of classical music.
Recognising radio’s potential to connect with the masses, the UN has declared February 13 as the World Radio Day.