The principle of ‘By the people, of the people, for the people’ is perfectly reflected in Community Radio stations, said Dr. L. Murugan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Information & Broadcasting at the inauguration function of a Community Radio Station (JSS Radio 91.2 MHz) on the occasion of the 106th Jayanthi Celebration of His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivaratri Rajendra Mahaswamiji at JSS Mahavidhyapeetha, Mysuru, in Karnataka.
At present, there are around 329 operational Community Radio Stations broadcasting across the country, out of which 22 are in Karnataka and JSS Radio being the third Community Radio Station to broadcast in Mysore.
“As the media of root level people of the disadvantaged areas, Community radio has become popular in recent years and it has opened a new arena for both the policymakers as well as grassroots people to be involved in the development process of their community”, Hon’ble MoS said.
While underlining the importance of community radio stations among local population, he said that community radio stations have played an important role in creating awareness about Covid 19 as well as the welfare schemes launched by central government during pandemic.
Highlighting the contribution of Sri Suttur Math, Hon’ble MoS said that it is one of the outstanding religious centres of South India and is known for its immaculate service to humanity, in every possible way.
With it’s more than one thousand fifty years of fruitful existence, Sri Suttur Math has been the centre for a socio-spiritual-health and educational hub for thousands of people across the country and abroad, he added.
At this occasion, his Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, of Sri Sutturu Veersimhasana Sansthan Math, Shri S A Ramadas, MLA, Krishnaraj Constituency, Shri Nagendra, MLA, Chamaraja constituency, Shri Tanveer Sait, MLA Narasimharaj constituency, Smt. Sunanda Palanetra, Mayor, Mysore City Corporation and Dr. Hemanta Kumar Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore were among the dignitaries present. BCS Bureau