World Radio Day is celebrated on February 13 of every year. It is a day to celebrate the radio and it is a day to remember the unique strength of radio and to connect the people to every corner of the world. So it is a day to celebrate the radio by educating the people by providing information and promoting freedom of expression across different cultures.
History of World Radio Day
The Kingdom of Spain initially proposed the day on 20th September 2010 and the day was proclaimed in UNESCO’s 36th General Conference on November 03, 2011. But the World Radio Day was first officially celebrated in 2012. Even though radios are 100 Years old; it is one of the greatest ways of sharing information, providing social interchange, and educating people all over the world. Radios are used to help people to engage in conversation on topics that affect them. Moreover, radio can save the lives of human beings during a disaster that may be natural or human-made. It gives journalists a great platform to report facts and tell their stories. Bangladesh NGO’s Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) started an advocacy process from 1st World Radio Day on February 13, 2012, in combination with Public Service Broadcasting, and community broadcasting at the national and local level.
Other Celebrations on February 13
February 13 is also celebrated as
- Madly in Love with Me Day
- Employee Legal Awareness Day
- Get A Different Name Day
- National Tortellini Day
- Kiss Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by remembering those days that we spent traveling with the radio and enjoying the terrific and newest music broadcast from our local radio stations. Every year, UNESCO celebrates the day by organizing some new events with other organizations around the world. People can participate in those events. Learn new things about the importance and history of Radios in our life. For more Fun, Take photos with your Radio and post them on social media using #RadioDay or #WorldRadioDay.
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