World Radio Day 2012 Observation National Committee in Bangladesh



A meeting was held on 7 February 2012 at the conference room of Ministry of Information (MoI), Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka to discuss on the observance of World Radio day in Bangladesh 2012 in line with UNESCO’s declaration of 13th February as World Radio Day.

The meeting was organized by Ministry of Information, while Information Secretary Mr. Hedayetullah Al Mamun presided over the meeting. Mr.A.K.M Shamim Chowdhury, Director General of Bangladesh Radio presented the importance of World Radio Day and its goal, objectives, significance and the proposed activities during its observance in Bangladesh. Representatives from private Radio Channels, Community Radio, Bangladesh Betar and high-level Ministry officials attended in the meeting.

A "World Radio Day Observation National Committee" was formed to observe the day nationally. Mr.A.K.M Shamim Chowdhury is the Convener of the committee, while Ms. Reba Rani Shaha, Deputy Secretary (Radio) will act as member-secretary of the World Radio Day Observation National Committee.

It has been decided to organize a Seminar at Conference Room of Bangladesh Betar Shahbag Office on February and a Rally, which will be started from the same place at morning. Besides, 14 Community Radio Initiators in outside Dhaka decided to organize colorful rally and seminar on the occasion.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has started advocacy process on observing the world radio day on 13 February 2012 in collaboration with public service Broadcasting, Commercial broadcasting & Community Broadcasting at local and national level.


AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
[NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council]
Head, Community Radio Academy