Bhubaneswar, Feb. 12: Actor Annu Kapoor, who attended the inaugural ceremony of International Radio Fair at Exhibition Ground here today, said that it was the collective responsibility of all to ensure that radio, the oldest system of broadcasting in our country, did not die out.
He spoke about his experience as a radio presenter and also how radio has enriched his life. Various international and national radio station heads and popular radio jockeys were present at the inaugural ceremony. This year, the National Radio Award has also been introduced to felicitate people who have dedicated their lives to promote radio broadcast. Akhil Mittal, who will get the lifetime achievement award, was also present on the occasion. He spoke about the evolution of radio over the years.
Around 1,500 old radio sets, gramophone records and many other antique items are exhibited at the fair, which is hosted by Outreach.
An online radio channel, www.radiobhubaneswar.com, will also be launched at the fair, which will focus on live broadcasting of various events being held in the state capital. Odisha Network of Community Radio will observe a two-day event on February 13 and 14 to inform, educate and entertain people through community radio platforms.