Radio has lived the time, not the time. Such things are related to the radio because today (13 February) is World Radio Day. Even now the craze of radio has reduced due to the availability of cable TV and mobile. But once in radio, the whole world of realities lives.
On 15 June 1999, a Kargil war broke out between India and Pakistan. At the same time, Vineet Bhati of Chithera village, about 12 km from Surajpur headquarters, thousands of kilometers away, sat with his family and was waiting for the news that came on AIR at 9.45 pm. Around 8:30 pm, around half the village had gathered at Vineet's house.
Used to get news from radio
Vineet says that many of his relatives and relatives were also taking part in the Kargil war and his news was only received through the radio. The news of how many soldiers were martyred and what their names were was known only from the news coming on the radio. Very few people had a TV in the village. Meanwhile, the whole village would be happy as soon as the news was received that no one was martyred that day.
The whole world of radio lived in realization
Radio has lived the time, not the time. Such things are related to the radio because today (13 February) is World Radio Day. Even now the craze of radio has reduced due to the availability of cable TV and mobile. But once in radio, there was a world full of realizations.
Hundreds of people used to come home to listen to the radio
Rajveer Fauji of Bodaki village, who was part of the Indian Army, told that after independence his grandfather Phula Pradhan was elected the head of the village. When he was re-elected Prime Minister, he received a radio from the government. Hundreds of people sat outside the house from morning to evening to listen to the radio.
Get away from heart disease radio sets
Professor BP Sharma of Gautam Budh University said that it was in the eighties. The cricket match between India and England at the Oval reached such an exciting turn that around a hundred people gathered outside my house to listen to the commentary. The commentator was repeatedly saying that those who are heart patients should get away from the radio set, as the match reached a very exciting turn. In the end, India won the match and people celebrated fiercely.
Uncle got radio at his wedding
Federation of RWA President Devendra Tiger told that in 1977 his uncle got a radio for his wedding. At that time, dozens of people used to come to my village, Safipur, to watch the radio. After independence, the craze for the Binaka Geetamala program broadcast from Radio Ceylon was such that most of the roads in the country were deserted between eight and nine nights.