Current Affairs: New AIR Channel Akashvani Maitree Launched
Akashvani Maitree - Bangla Chennel service can be heard both in India and Bangladesh
AIR Akashvani Maitree Channel
- President Pranab Mukherjee launched AIR Akashvani Maitree Channel, the radio service in Kolkata (23.08.2016).
- Akashvani Maitree will showcase Bangla culture and heritage.The first-of-its-kind service can be heard both in India and Bangladesh.
- Mainly in Bengali, the service will provide a platform for content creation and sharing of cultural heritage between the two countries.
- The service will be broadcast in India and Bangladesh on 596 Khz for 16 hours daily.
- Maitree will relay special programmes on Bangla literature and culture, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti - or, music of Bangladesh national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam - quizzes, sports programmes, Bengali recipes, and programmes on socio-economic and agricultural issues of the region, among others.
- A state-of-the-art 1,000 KW Digital Radio Mondiale transmitter has been installed in Chinsurah in West Bengal to enable the service to be broadcasted across the length and breadth of Bangladesh.