The President of India Shri Pranab launched "Akashvani Maitree" Channel in a function organised at Raj Bhawan, in Kolkata today. The channel is a unique venture of All India Radio and is aimed at strengthening ties between the two neighbours India and Bangladesh.
Salient Features of Akashvani Maitree--a unique venture of All India Radio
- Channel's uniqueness lies in sharing of content between Bangladesh Betar & Akashvani Maitree
- It will be a common platform for participatory content creation between the two countries of India and Bangladesh
- Aim of the channel is to strengthen cultural, economic, political & emotional bonding between India and Bangladesh.
- This service is launched from a State-of-the-art Super Power Transmitter of 1000kw, installed at Chinsurah, West Bengal
- Frequency of the channel is 594 kHz / 505 Meter
- Duration of the channel will be 16 Hrs per day.
Akashvani Maitree will have two Transmissions per day:
1st Transmission : 6am to 2:30pm
2nd Transmission : 3:30 pm to 11 pm
At the launch, Hon'ble President of India said, 'Akashvani Maitree can be an important channel of communication between India and Bangladesh.'
Akashvani Maitree is proposed to produce & broadcast programmes as reality shows, music & quiz competitions, discussions where participants from both the countries can take part.
The channel will cover whole of Bangladesh and most of South East Asia.
All India Radio has also come up with a multimedia website in Bangla airworldservice.org/bangla . It is easily accessible through live streaming and caters to Bengali Diaspora world over besides listeners in Bangladesh.