Events and Observances Current Affairs - 2020

7th Community Radio Sammelan held in New Delhi

The 7th Community Radio Sammelan7th Community Radio Sammelan was held at Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi from 27th to 29th August, 2019. It was organized by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The theme of this year’s sammelan was ‘Community Radio for SDGs’.

Highlights of 7th Community Radio Sammelan

It had witnessed participation of all operational Community Radio Stations across the country. It discussed experiences and possibilities of programming for raising awareness on sustainable development goals in a better manner. It also witnessed discussion on various flagship schemes of government such as Jal Shakti Abhiyaan and efforts for disaster risk reduction. Discussions on research, production, broadcasting, dissemination of social welfare messages through social media and content management for community radio stations was also discussed.

Union Government releases Commemorative Stamp on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

The Department of Posts has released a Commemorative postal stamp on father of Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as part of his 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations.

It was released jointly by the Union Minister Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Union Minister for Communication & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

125th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

  • The yearlong celebrations aim to make the world aware about the life and the work of Dr. Babasaheb Ambekdar who is often considered as a champion of the underprivileged.
  • The decision in this regard was taken in July 2015 by Prime Minister chaired meeting of the National Committee on Nationwide Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
  • To mark the yearlong celebrations, Union Government is going to organize number of programmes and various activities.

It should be noted of Dr. Babasaheb Ambekdar is chief architect of Indian constitution and was bestowed with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 1990.