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8th edition of the National Community Radio Awards

Recently, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting announced the winners of the 8th edition of the National Community Radio Awards.

National Community Radio Awards are generally conferred every year. So far, 7 National Community Radio awards have been conferred.

During the year 2020-21, the 8th National Community Radio Awards were conferred in the following four categories.

1. Thematic Award Category

AwardsWinners
First PrizeRadio Mattoli, Wayanad Social Service Society, Wayanad, Kerala
For its programme: Rithubedham
Second PrizeRadio Vishwas, Vishwas Dhyan Prabodhini & Research Institute, Nashik, Maharashtra
For its programme: Shikshan Sarvasathi
Third PrizeKisan Radio, Kisan Seva Santhan, Basti, Uttar Pradesh
For its programme: Super Brain of the Week

2. Most Innovative Community Engagement Award Category

AwardsWinners
First PrizeCommunity Radio Station, Rimjhim Radio 90.4 FM, Ayodhya Lal Kalyan Niketan, Gopalganj, Bihar
For its programme: JAN SUNWAYI
Second PrizeRadio Mann, Samgra Shikshan Evam Jan Kalyan Santhan, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
For its programme: Genius of Vidisha
Third PrizeCommunity Radio Station, Radio Dastak 90.4 FM, Shri Krishna Shikshan Lok Parmarth Samiti, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
For its programme: Dastak Kavya Goshthi

3. Promoting Local Culture Award Category

AwardsWinners
First PrizeRadio Gunjan, INSPIRE, Bargarh, Odisha
For its programme: Kakalichhanda
Second PrizeRadio SD, SD College of Pharmacy & Vocational Studies, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
For its programme: GUR MAHOTSAV
Third PrizeRadio Salaam Namaste, Institute of Management Studies, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh
For its programme: Art Manthan

4. Sustainability Model Award Category

AwardsWinners
First PrizeRadio Vishwas, Vishwas Dhyan Prabodhini & Research Institute, Nashik, Maharashtra
Second PrizeAlfaz-e-Mewat, S.M. Sehgal Foundation, Mewat, NUH, Haryaya
Third PrizeKisan Radio, Kisan Seva Santhan, Basti, Uttar Pradesh

About Community Radio Stations & Awards:

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had instituted National Community Radio (CR) Awards in the year 2011-12. The award has been instituted to encourage innovation and healthy competition amongst Community Radio Stations (CRSs).

As on date, there are 327 operational Community Radio Stations, spread across various States. Community Radios are focused on local issues for the benefit of the local community in a radius of 10-15 Kms. Community Radio Stations are very useful in spreading the awareness about various schemes of the Government, to its listeners through their active participation.

Source: PIB

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