Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore inaugurates symposium on the occasion of Broadcasting Day Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS, I&B has said that the public service motto of Prasar Bharati had stood out within the institutional framework of information dissemination. The public service mandate Prasar Bharati had enabled it to live up to the role & challenges of fair and balanced reporting. Col. Rathore stated this while inaugurating the symposium on “Naye Bharat Ki Rachna Aur Prasaaran Maadhyam” on the occasion of Indian Broadcasting Day organized by Prasar Bharati here.
Elaborating further, the Minister said the government was committed towards strengthening Prasar Bharati. In the changing media scenario and rapid technological developments Prasar Bharati had a major responsibility to take news and information to the remotest corners of the country. Government was committed to expansion of FM Radio through the Phase III auctions and to provide the better quality transmission. The Minister said that Government was making efforts to replace shortwave and Medium wave with FM broadcasts throughout the country.
Regarding Community Radio Col. Rathore said that steps were being taken to encourage and strengthen Community Radio Movement as it empowered local communities by encouraging local languages and local talent and information dissemination.
Recalling many distinguished individuals who made a mark through the medium of radio, Col. Rathore underlined the uniqueness of the medium saying helps us stay connected with the world without getting distracted. Radio has been producing news that is neural, balanced and fair. Appreciating the quality of the news of the Public Broadcaster Col. Rathore said that it was the best medium for news as well as entertainment.