Today, Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation, announced the launch of their training program for its Community radio. This one-of-a-kind program is aimed at providing shortlisted applicants with best in-class training on radio production. There is no cost attached as it part of the foundations community outreach initiatives. The foundation has set-up an exclusive helpline (+91 9008931691) to assist aspiring individuals and provide guidance regarding sub-categories in radio production.
Since 2008, when the first community-based radio station licensed to an NGO was launched, several stations run by educational institutions and non-governmental organizations have set up stations. 179 CRSs currently operate in the country among which most are run by educational institutions and others by non-governmental organizations.
Community radios are known to nurture capacities of local stakeholders to address various issues and raise awareness. Focus areas include health, infrastructure, safety and security, education, food, culture and community perception on enablers and barriers influencing utilization of public welfare programs and allied services.
Through its Community radio, Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation aims to create an inclusive forum that facilitates individuals, groups, and communities in and around Anekal Taluka to tell their own diverse stories, share experiences, express popular opinions and viewpoints that enrich the social and cultural fabric of society and contribute to public interest outcomes.