Shimla, Oct 28 (UNI) All India Radio (AIR) Station Director (Shimla) Tej Krishan Rawal said AIR was a powerful media of information, education and entertainment and was constantly providing its services to the people as a national broadcaster.
While speaking at the two-day annual AIR Sangeet Sammelan, which concluding here today, Mr Rawal said AIR had its unique role for broadcaster preservation and protection of various modes of music.
Presiding over the Sammelan he said AIR programmes aimed at providing a platform to the budding artists of the country which also inculcate a spirit of unity in diversely among the people.
He said this year AIR Sangeet Sammelan was dedicated to the prominent musician of 16th century Swami Hari Dass and added that the programmes of AIR were organised in 23 cities of the country.
Mr Rawal said AIR was determined to provide Information, Education and Entertainment based programmes to the people and added that AIR was an integral part of Indianisation and it was associated to the masses from the beginning.
He said Indian Art and music had special association with AIR right from its inception. AIR Sangeet Sammelan was organised every year since 1954 to encourage the classical and vocal music in the country, he added.