World Radio Day:
The World Radio Day (WRD) is being celebrated across the world on February 13, 2021.
- This year marks the 10th anniversary of the proclamation of world radio day and more than 110 years of radio.
- The day will be observed under the theme, “New World, New Radio”.
- The theme highlights the services provided by the radio amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The day was proclaimed by the members of UNESCO in 2011.
- The day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2012 as an International Day.
- The UNESCO highlights that the radio is a powerful medium to celebrate humanity.
- It constitutes a platform for democratic discourse.
- Radio is one of the most widely consumed medium in the world.
- It has the ability to reach a wide audience.
- It also has the ability to shape society’s experience of diversity.
- Thus, to mark the significance of the Radio, World Radio Day is observed.