24th October, 2021, Nandurbar
Dr. E. Vayunandan, Vice-Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra inaugurated the Vikas Bharti Community Radio Station (CRS) at KVK, Nandurbar, Maharashtra today.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Vayunandan emphasized that the Community Radio Station will be an important means for empowering the farming community, especially, the rural areas in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, health and education.
Dr. Heenatai Gavit, Member of Parliament, Nandurbar, Maharashtra accentuated that the CSR will provide a good platform for a community dialogue, sharing of information and local art & culture.
Smt. Manisha Khatri, District Collector, Nandurbar, Maharashtra highlighted the significant role of the CSR in effective communication with the targeted groups for the various Government Welfare Schemes, education, health and employment generating activities in the local language.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra highlighted the use of the CSR as a tool for quick technology transfer among the tribal people in the 15 Kms periphery of the Nandurbar City.
Shri Krishnadas Patil, Chairman, Dr. Hedgewar Seva Samiti, Nandurbar, Maharashtra outlined that the services of the Vikas Bharti CSR will be used for benefiting the disadvantaged areas.
The dignitaries also launched a Mobile App of the Vikas Bharti Radio during the occasion.
A total of 321 Farmers, Self-Help Group Members and Officials from State Line Departments attended the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)