JIMS Activities

Media Seminar - Community radio and Democratic Communication

The Department of Media and Communication Studies and Radio JIMS Vasant Kunj 90.4 MHz organized a National Media Seminar on Community Radio and Democratic Communication on 23 October 2021 in collaboration with Community Radio Association (CRA). The webinar was graced by the presence of Dr. Gaurishankar Kesarwani, Additional Director (CRS), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, CRS Cell as Chief Guest; the distinguished speakers were Dr. B.S. Panwar, President, Community Radio Association; Dr. Archana Kapoor, Film-Maker/Founder of SMART NGO and Radio Mewat; Ms. Usha Bhasin, International Media Advisor & Trainer BBC Expert, Retd. DDG Doordarshan, Dr. Shreedher Ramamurthy, Tele Learning and Community Radio Practitioner, Dr. Ravi K. Dhar, Director, JIMS Vasant Kunj. The webinar was attended by around 200 participants and more than 20 radio stations across the country. The webinar began with a welcome note by Dr. Neeru Johri, Head, Department of Media and Communication Studies followed by enlightening notes on the need for Community Radio in a country like India by Dr. Ravi K. Dhar, Director, JIMS, Vasant Kunj. Dr. Gaurishankar Kesarwani, Additional Director, CRS, Ministry of I&B addressed the participants and highlighted that the Community Radio Station is an important link in the generation of public issues for community mobilization in times of distress such as the COVID pandemic..