An Inspiration to pursue KCRS at Lakkayankottai in Oddachatram, near Dindigul. (dt.Sept.7th 2010) The following abstracts on success stories of CRS recently of 16th May, commissioned in Medak District, AP is providing the much needed encouragement to us at SWESTIC, ECOMWEL and to me personally. That is why I am using this. I am grateful to Mr.Narayanamurthy for this. This has helped me to design the daily broadcasts for KCRS. Even before your license is received, you can still narrow-cast them by using women SHGs to share infn. and get feed back. Sangha Radio of Medak suggests that you start with narrow casting in any case just to get more experience in program production and journalism in general. Sangha Radio, reported on 16th May 2010, that “ a new wave of enthusiasm mingled with a sense of achievement breezing through Medak district AP. Tucked away in Pastapur is Sangha Radio, a unique experiment run by two Dalit Women. If they can do it, Ms. Kalaiarasi and Mr.Tamildurai can do it better and in a much shorter time now with their experience guiding us. “Today, it is seen as a success story that narrates how a Community Radio can educate villagers on biodiversity, crop patterns, nutrition, health, culture , sovereignty etc. The fact that it is the first all-women CR in Asia being aired from non-descript village in itself speaks volumes for the splendid enterprise that has gone into making this initiative a success.” This should encourage SWESTIC . In fact, even before applying for a license, training of some women in handling audio and radio recording equipment was under way. They went on recording programmes even as they waited for elusive license. This went on for 10 years. Finally their hope went up in Nov. 2006 with The Central Government announcing a new Policy on CR.
I am proud to record here that my son R.Parasuram, IAS, the Joint Secretary in I&B Ministry had toiled to get this published before leaving for Rome on an assignment given by the Min. of Agriculture for matters relating to FAO attached to the Embassy. My interest in the usefulness in CRS for “Inclusive Development” started with my pursuing NREG Act implementation in Chittoor district in AP from day one in 2006-07-08 as a representative of NGO ECOMWEL and succeeded
a new concept to be tried as KCRS is situated there).” KCRS of SWESTIC & ECOMWEL should be the pioneer to make KCRS success story for many others to follow. We can explore participation by the School of Social Work at Gandhigram Central University in preparing lecture demonstrations by their professors at Lakkayankottai. history. Balgopal of Univ. They can now articulate their joys. fears. culture and also fundamental agriculture issues” says Prof. This will mean meeting them in a visit to Dindigul later this month. advantage of micro-credits models like that by Bangladesh Nobel Laurate Md.Mandal Officer-in –charge of APREG Schemes in the area. Univ.Younus. Autonomous Health. setting up of medicinal plantations. Autonomous Market and Autonomous Media. Gandhiji’s dream may still come true. USA in Mexico at ICSDInternational Consortium For Social Development at Monterry on July 27th to 31st 2009. natural pesticide management. We tell them the villagers how to make organic pesticides. empowerment in rural India can arrive in multi-hued garbs.Beulah has been able to activate a group of women volunteers from SHGs invited by SWESTIC last month during our visit.” So the report goes. This was acclaimed by the international delegates in 2008. “Radio has a great role to play. There will be supervisors in each Panchayats for recording. I presented a Paper on this with Prof. Ms. Vinod Pavrada. local information etc. Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication. of Hyderabad on the success of Sangha Radio.. good agriculture practices. Ramesh Menon-16th May2010 says: “ Indeed. collection of data. a first of its kind model in India. It will also
. Dr. Dean. “Every woman member of the village Panchayats contributed Rs. and the need to repay loans in time to have a sense of integrity and pride. of Illinois. She heeded to everyone of my suggestion to make it proof against corruption.2
in redressing all shortcomings with sittings with the Project Officer.” If ‘Right To Food’ becomes law soon.5/ each to make their dream of participation in the running of CRS and sense of belonging come true. good veterinary care of animals (like keeping them in an enclosed community Pound fenced near Oddanchatram and feeding them with the fodder and waste vegetable left-overs in the morning everyday at the Wholesale Market. health & hygiene.and bring them to studio for Q&A sessions as well as providing link with KCRS. KCRS should show the way how it can be implemented—It will focus on issues such as FOOD Sovereignty.
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. Every woman member of the Community should participate in the KCRS programme. Contact Manager @tashidelekfm. Total Income generated will be Rs. Another CRS “ Tashi Delek 90. We will start appreciating nature surrounding us in the rural settings where even those in concrete jungles would visit rural areas for mental peace and recuperation.. twice a day. Making childrens’ education relevant in rural milieu. Another success story is of Machnoor village .000/per month for KCRS. I have in mind a monthly recurring expenses as Rs. the first Tibetan Community Radio Stn. Medak Dist. Every day.e as the population covered is about one lakh.com Ph:0189 2220200 Mob:9816246043 Our KCRS Tariffs can be: Rs.14 2010. Ads can be made in any local language.600/ per month – 30 Secs.600/ per month for30 Secs. Contd.AP broadcasting since Oct.36000/month . Children’s Day.30. Now SWESTIC & ECOMWEL shall gear up to start broadcast from th Nov. 15th 2008 but started narrow casting since 1998. legal knowledge for women toexercise their rights with the vociferous support of KCRS. i. Total Advt. Rs.36000/ Total Income generated will be Rs. With advance for months and extensible every quarter for one year only on mutual agreement.3
focus on retrieving the culture.500/ per month – 30 Secs. For early first 10 bookings with advance. language and local traditions in food. it will be 10% less.4 was inaugurated by His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama.health and ecology. We will carry this Tariff to Oddanchatram when we go there to meet commercial and Industrial undertakings in Dindigul & Karur Disricts. violence against women a thing of the past. that runs on local donation and support. Time available will be for 25 mts. Their introductory Three Month Advetisement Tariff : Rs. KCRS is now giving a VOICE. prime time 0715-0730 Rs 1200/ per month for 1800-1810 Extra time slots.
2000 Skits. 07 15 –0730 ---. Weather forecast. and Local.1810.Tamildurai. For guidance of NREGA workers. 1900. 1810. and Local. One day each Panchayat in the week as per their choice.Last day’s attendance read out with permission of the Collector given by the Project Officer.KCRS theme song in Tamil composed by Mr.
. Advts. Local notices of Panchayats if any. 07 30 –0800 ---. 08000 – 0900 For the schools and lessons for guidance of the teachers of One-teacher Schools in the villages. recorded. debates in local dialects. National. 06 30—06 45 ---.Gandhi Solgirar.Responsibities First and Rights next and not Rights first and Responsibilities as normally expressed. Todays headline news. middle and nursery. 1800.4
For KCRS.1900 For local listeners request for music and stories by Eminent People recorded for the purpose from Local educational Institutions or from Gandhigram Central University.Advt.s recorded. 1700 -1800 Particiation by local community. of Previous day. 2000 Shut down with Jai Hind. 0900 Close down 2nd Transmission 1700 – 2000 hrs. For children and adults also 15 mts each for primary.Advt. I have worked out Transmission Timings as follows: Morning: 06 00 – 06 30 --. Talk by knowledgeable persons recorded . Human Rights and Incidents reported in media of violations in families. Interspersed by songs of National. Not for high school level. 06 45---07 15 ---. dramas .GOI initiatives applicable to rural people. Tamil Nadu. District. Local Wholesale Market infn.