Community Radio Station to come up in Sirsa's Chaudhary Devilal University

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New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Tagore Bhawan, Chaudhary Devilal University.

The CRS is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement.

Chaudhary Devi Lal University was established by the Government of Haryana by an Act of Legislature in the year 2003 and was inaugurated on April 5, 2003.

The University has been running 16 academic departments, which offer 21 career oriented and specialized courses to the students.

The proposed CRS would primarily serve the university community residing in and around the University Campus by inculcating more cohesiveness among its members through their active involvement in its programming.

The rural community living in the coverage area of the proposed CRS would be another major group to be served by it. 82.6 per cent of the population comes under the radius of this CRS is rural. Only 5.8 per cent belongs to the urban area.

The ministry encourages setting up the CRS as it promises to provide an opportunity to the local communities to express themselves, share their views and particularly empower the women, youth and the marginalized groups to take part in local self governance and overall socio-economic and cultural development of the area.

It will also better inform the society about the developmental initiatives of Government and promote transparency in the implementation of the scheme. (ANI)

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