Bhubaneswar: The fourth edition of the two-day annual International Radio Fair ‘Outreach International Radio Fair-2018’ began at Bhanja Kala Mandap here on Monday.
Celebrating Radio and World Radio Day and increasing Radio listenership is the main objective of this event.
Thousands of old and new radio sets, old and new radio equipments, DRM, auxiliary studio and many other antique items are exhibited at the fair.
Apart from this, there is a radio repairing shop to repair old ones.
Handmade radio shop and selfie zone is another attraction for the visitors.
Simultaneously, meetings, seminars and cultural programs including western, classical and folk dance have been lined up during the fair. Near about 200 artists would perform.
Padmashree Sudarsan Patnaik has created a sand sculpture at the venue.
Five persons and organisations would be awarded with Outreach National Radio Award 2017 ofor excellence in broadcasting. Legendary broadcaster Kamal Sharma will get ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ this year. RJ Devangana from Jaipur of Rajasthan will receive ‘Popular Radio Presenter of the year’ award. Suresh Agrawal of Kalahandi will be honoured with the ‘Radio Listener of the Year’ award and SOA FM of Bhubaneswar will receive the ‘Community Radio Station of the year’ award. Similarly, Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity of West Bengal will receive the ‘Best use of radio in Public service’ award.