Exhibition to mark World Radio Day in Jamshedpur on February 13

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Jamshedpur, February 10: The Guide International Club led by its President Chinmay Mahto has decided to celebrate World Radio Day on February 13.

A radio exhibition will be organized in Kadma Uliyan.

In an attempt to preserve radio sets for posterity, Kadma’s Chinmay Mahto on a bizarre passion-fueled task to collect discarded sets. With nearly 300 radio sets from different eras in his kitty, Mahto is looking for more to expand his collection. A room in his house is dedicated to around 300 radio sets made between 1957 and 2021. It also houses the Mini Radio Museum which also includes a record player, cassette and CD.

Mahto, heads the Guide International Radio Listening Club (GIRLC) which he founded with four other radio enthusiasts in 1974. The GIRLC still has around 100 members today and meets regularly to discuss radio broadcasts.

Proclaimed in 2011 by UNESCO Member States and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 has become World Radio Day (WRD).

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and is a platform for democratic discourse. Globally, radio remains the most consumed medium.

In India, broadcasting started in the early 1920s and in 1923 the first program was broadcast by the Radio Club of Bombay. Lord Irwin, then Viceroy of India, inaugurates the Indian Broadcast Company (IBC) in Bombay.

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