The first tribal radio centre of the world is coming into
operation from Bhabra (Alirajpur) in Madhya Pradesh. This radio
centre being initiated jointly by “Vanya” and Tribal Welfare
Department will broadcast programmes in local 'Bhili' dialect.
According to an official Press release the radio centre is being
launched at the birth place of martyr Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhabra
on July 23, 2011.
Bhartiya Janata Party National
President Nitin Gadkari will be the chief guest of inaugural
ceremony and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
will preside over the same.
Besides, special guests will be
former Union Minister and presently Madhya Pradesh Congress
Committee president Kantilal Bhuria, BJP State President Prabhat
Jha, Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Kunwar Vijay
Shah, Minister of State for Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare
Harishankar Khatik, Minister of State for Public Health, Family
Welfare and District In-charge Minister Mahendra Hardia, MLA
Alirajpur, Nagar Singh Chouhan and MLA Jobat Mrs. Sulochana Rawat.
Two hours programmes will be broadcast from radio centre Bhabra
and it can be listened to within 20 kilometer sphere. It will be
operated by local tribal community in Bhili dialect. The radio
will bridge the gap between welfare schemes of government and
Community radio centres are being opened at 10 places including
Bhabra by “Vanya” such as Baiga dominated Chada-Dindori,
Baihar-Balaghat district, Korku dominated Khalwa-Khanwa, Gond
dominated Chicholi-Betul, Bhil dominated Nalchha-Dhar,
Bhabra-Alirajpur, Meghnagar-Jhabua, Umari-Guna, Sahariya dominated
Sesaipura-Sheopur and Bhariya dominated Bijori-Chhindwara.
The Radio centres at Sesaipura,
Khalwa, Nalchha and Chicholi are ready while works at remaining
centres are in progress, the release said.