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The National Programme of Feature (English) is broadcast on the forth Friday of every month at 10.00 PM from the Rajdhani Channel of AIR Delhi and additional frequencies for the National hook-up. It is repeated at 7.00 AM on the following Sunday from the Rajdhani Channel of AIR Delhi only as a local broadcast.

As a national programme, it is, broadcast from Delhi and predominantly English knowing areas of the country in the East, North-East and South.

The programme is in the format of a 30 minute feature on documentary in the English language on a nationally relevant topic, covering a wide spectrum of selects serial, environmental, biographical, historical even musical. Sometimes the focus may shift to a specific corner of the nation as well, such as a feature to highlight the rich musical heritage of Meghalaya.

Programmes Under Health & Family Welfare

Women programme of All India Radio covers subjects related to socio- economic development of women, health & family welfare, Food and nutrition, scientific home management, women entrepreneurship, education including adult education, women empowerment, gender issues etc. Special programmes focusing on the status and importance of the girl child are broadcast throughout the year to create social awareness to welcome the girl child’s birth. These programmes also aim at creating social awareness about the rights and privileges of women through the propagation of legal literacy. Different traditional folk forms are used to communicate with the rural women audience, Programmes are planned keeping in mind the following action points:

  • Atrocities on women
  • Trafficking of women
  • Female foeticide and infanticide
  • Obscene portrayal of women
  • Education & Employment opportunities
  • Security for women
  • Maternity benefits, creche etc. for working women
  • Equal wage for equal work
  • Ban child labour
  • Gender discrimination

Are some of the issues discussed in the programme.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme was launched by the Prime Minister on 24/01/2015. After the Launched of the Programme Family Welfare Unit of DG:AIR issued instruction to all AIR stations to give special attention on the popularization of the theme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

This year the theme of the International Women’s Day was Empowering Women –Empowering Humanity. DG:AIR issued special instruction to all AIR stations to focus on the theme while taking women issues in their programmes. International Womens Week of this year was also observed with the view of empowering women in the society.

Children programmes are broadcast from all Regional and Local Radio Stations of AIR on weekly basis in their respective regional languages.  These programmes are designated for age group 5-7 years and 8-14 years. Special programmes for rural children are also broadcast from AIR stations. Plays, short stories, features, choral singing, interviews, stories from epics etc are part of these broadcasts. Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14th as Baal Diwas with special children activities, stage shows and invited audience programmes.

Programmes are planned keeping in mind the following action points

  1. Protection of Rights of children
  2. Care and Support to disabled Children and child labour, children under difficult circumstances.
  3. Equal status of girls.
  4. Universal access to basic education to children and more attention to girls education.
  5. Providing safe and supportive environment to children
  6. Improvement in the economic condition of family and self-reliant society.
  7. National and International cooperation for better future of the child.
  8. Safe drinking water facility and sanitary means of excreta disposal