The fourth edition of the two-day annual International Radio Fair ‘Outreach International Radio Fair-2018’ began at Bhanja Kala Mandap here on Monday.
Celebrating Radio and World Radio Day and increasing Radio listenership is the main objective of this event.
Thousands of old and new radio sets, old and new radio types of equipment, DRM, auxiliary studio and many other antique items are exhibited at the fair.
Five persons/organizations will be awarded Outreach National Radio Award on this occasion, for excellence in broadcasting. Legendary broadcaster Kamal Sharma is to get ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ this year. RJ Devangana from Jeypore city of Rajasthan is getting ‘Popular Radio Presenter of the year’ award. Suresh Agrawal of Kalahandi will be getting the ‘Radio Listener of the Year’ award and SOA FM of Bhubaneswar is getting ‘Community Radio Station of the year’ award. And similarly, Amateur Radio Convention & Conference Samity of West Bengal is getting ‘Best use of radio in Public service’ award.
Importance of the unique event is increasing year by year. Hundreds of radio lovers from Outside Odisha are visiting the fair this year. Organizers expect city ‘Bhubaneswar’ will get a separate identity for this event in coming future.