World Radio Day
World Radio Day is celebrated on February 13 of every year. World Radio Day is a day to celebrate the radio, why we love that and why we need that today more than ever and it is a day to remember the unique strength of radio to touch lives and to bring the people together to every corner of the world. So World Radio Day 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 World Radio Day on 20th September 2010 and the day 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 to educate people all over the world. Radios are used to help people to engage in conversation on topics that affect them. Moreover, radio’s can save lives of human beings during the disaster which may be natural or human-made. It let the journalists a great platform to report facts and to tell their stories. Bangladesh NGO’s Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) had started an advocacy process from 1st World Radio Day on February 13, 2012, in combined with Public Service Broadcasting, community broadcasting at 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
- National Tortellini Day
- Get A Different Name Day
- Extraterrestrial Culture Day
How to Celebrate World Radio Day
Celebrate the World Radio Day by remembering those days that we spent by travelling with the radio and enjoying the terrific and newest music broadcast from our local radio stations. Every year the UNESCO celebrate the World Radio Day by organizing some new events with other organizations around the world. Peoples can participate in those events. Learn new things about the importance and history of Radios in our life. For more Fun, Take photo’s with your Radio and post it on social media using #RadioDay or #WorldRadioDay.