AIR workshop in Assam

Jan 27,
        The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is holding a two-day workshop on the Regional Consultation on Community Radio Awareness at Guwahati in Assam from Wednesday. The programme has been organized in association with Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University and Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia. It will be inaugurated by the Assam Chief Minister Mr. Tarun Gogoi. The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Mr. Anand Sharma is likely to attend the workshop as the chief guest.
          AIR Guwahati Correspondent reports that the Sixth Regional Consultation will focus mainly on educational institutions and civil society organization based in the north eastern part of the country.
          Community radio has achieved desired result in empowering the society through its stereo-type knowledge-based programmes. At present, 37 community radio stations licensed to educational institutions are functioning across the country. According to official sources, more such radio stations are coming up in the country very soon.