The National Programme of Plays is an important programmme of Radio. The first NPP “PRAFULLA”, a Bangla stage play by Girish Chandra Ghosh was broadcast in July 1956. Since then, the NPP is broadcast on every 4th Thursday of every month at 9:30 P.M from all stations of AIR. The broadcast is in Hindi and its translation in all regional languages as well on the same day, date and time. Through the NPP, the national integrity, harmony and colours of unity in diversity are presented to our listeners.