World Radio Day is celebrated every year on 13 February. Also, there was a time when radio used to be a very important part of our life. Radio was used as an important medium of entertainment through information, communication, and songs. But after the arrival of things like television and mobile, radio is not being used as before but still, its importance has not diminished. Let us know some special things related to it on the occasion of Radio Day today.
Know why radio day is celebrated?
Radio has played an important role in information exchange and educating people across the world. It was used to involve the youth in the discussion of the subjects that affect them. It helped save the precious lives of people during natural and man-made disasters. This used to be a platform for journalists through which they would send their reports to the world and tell their story.
Even today, it is the most powerful but inexpensive means of spreading information. Although radio became an age-old medium, it is still used for communication. Apart from this, United Nations Radio was broadcast for the first time on the same day in 1945. Given this importance of radio, Radio Day is celebrated every year. The first World Radio Day was formally celebrated in 2012.
At the same time, the Spanish Radio Academy proposed it for the first time in 2010. At the same time, on February 13, World Radio Day was declared in the 36th session of the UNESCO General Assembly in 2011. Also, the UN General Assembly approved the UNESCO declaration on 14 February 2013 as World Radio Day on 13 February.
This year’s theme focused on diversity and multilingualism
Every year UNESCO in association with broadcasters, organizations, and communities around the world organizes a variety of activities on the occasion of Radio Day. On this day, a healthy discussion is made about the importance of radio as a medium of communication and awareness is spread. A speech is given on this subject. The theme of World Radio Day 2020 is ‘Radio and diversity’. This time the theme focuses on diversity and multilingualism, as is evident from the title itself.