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Radio Mewat launches website, celebrates World Radio Day

Radio Mewat celebrated World Radio Day with much zest and enthusiasm. This day was proclaimed by UNESCO to commemorate the role of radio in societal transformation, betterment of people’s lives and highlighting the issues of underprivileged sections of society.

Radio Mewat organised this event with assistance from the local Shikrawa Panchayat. Ms. Hazra Begum, District Council Chairman; Ms. Mohammadi, District Council Membe and Mr. Hakim Ajmal Khan, a well-known writer who has been awarded with the Governor’s Medal graced the occasion. The Mirasis of Mewat, the traditional folk singers from Shikrawa presented a beautiful welcome song.
Hazra Begum, District Council Chairman launched Radio Mewat’s website- www.radiomewat.org. This online platform aims to connect to the global audience to disseminate information about various issues concerning Mewat.

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Radio Mewat launches a membership drive

February 2, 2012 In an innovative initiative, Radio Mewat launched the Radio Mewat Mitra’ (Friends of Radio Mewat) campaign from from February 1st. Aimed at reaching out to the people of this backward region, the only community radio station in Mewat provided badges with the Radio Mewat logo at a nominal fee of Rs 5 for individuals, Rs 25 for families, Rs 100 for panchayats and government bodies and Rs 50 for Self Help Groups and NGOs.

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Bhattashalas (Alternative Innovative Education centers at Brick Kilns)

Education is an important tool for empowering communities. It helps provide opportunities and choices. However, a number of children do not get an opportunity to go to school and remain labeled as “out of school children”. Especially if we take the case of migrant labour, their children never get mainstreamed into proper schools and neither do they get the time and opportunity to study when they travel with their parents in search of jobs.

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Anti-Tobacco Campaign

The project aimed to strengthen and augment ongoing tobacco control advocacy in India and bolster government-NGO partnership at all levels, to enable a politically, legally and socially conducive environment to strengthen effective enforcement of existing tobacco control legislation, through development of mechanisms to monitor enforcement and report violations. Simultaneously, the project also involved vigorous advocacy for strengthening weak provisions and call for effective enforcement of existing legislation.

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