World Radio Day is being observed on Saturday, with the theme “New World- New Radio”.
World Radio Day is celebrated every year on February 13. Radio has remained the most resilient and far-reaching medium of communication even in the time of innumerable online platforms and WhatsApp.
The history of radio goes back over 110 years. World Radio Day celebrates radio as “part of humanity’s history” according to the United Nations.
Radio has adapted itself over the decades and played a key role in disseminating information to people in remote corners of the world in times of crisis including the ongoing Covid pandemic.