JNU to launch community radio station

JNU to launch community radio station
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People residing close to the JNU campus here might soon get the opportunity to be on air with the university all set to launch a community radio station as part of its social responsibility

New Delhi : People residing close to the JNU campus here might soon get the opportunity to be on air with the university all set to launch a community radio station as part of its "social responsibility".

The community radio will cater to residents of areas such as Ber Sarai, Munirka, Kishangarh, Hauz Khas Village, Vasant Vihar cluster areas and Mahipalpur, Chairperson, Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR), Professor Amita Singh, told PTI. "We are also trying to work out (a plan) so that we can reach Chhattarpur," she said. The SCDR at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will ink an agreement with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication to start the community radio service.

"We will get grandmothers to talk about things. There will be discussions with local ward councillors, residents of the area to know the issues," Singh said, adding the project is part of the "university's social responsibility". The service will not only alert people about environment-related issues in their areas but also talk about the local issues. There will also be discussions with local police personnel as they are the first responders in any disaster and "we will talk to them how prepared they are", she said.

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