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`Whispers of Wind’ on radio launched

Jyoti Singh New Delhi | Updated on March 29, 2019 Published on March 29, 2019

Dr Nakul Parashar, Dr BK Tyagi, M Shailaja Suman and Amledu Shekhar

Climate change and global warming is a challenge across the globe. To bring this issue to common people, a radio serial named ‘Whispers of Wind’ has been developed. The series has 52 episodes and has been produced by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous body of Department of Science and Technology, and All India Radio.

The series will be broadcast on All India Radio from March 31, 2019 onwards. These episodes will be translated in 19 Indian languages and broadcast from 121 All India Radio centres (14 FM and 107 Medium Wave Stations). Each episode is of 27 minutes duration. Episodes will be in the documentary, drama or feature format. Some attractive prizes will be given to listeners for answering the question asked at the end of each episode. There are prizes for asking the best question also.

“We hope the series will provide engaging content, ensuring participation of people in mitigation and adoption measures as envisaged in India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change” said Nakul Parshar, Director, Vigyan Prasar.

More than 400 subject experts, writers, scientists and transcribers were involved in develping the program. “The program is made to provide participatory listening experience. When there are reports and clear indications of climate change across the globe it becomes imperative to communicate people and make them aware about the consequences of climate change” said B K Tyagi, Scientist and project coordinator, Vigyan Prasar.

The main objective behind this series is to create awareness about the challenges of climate change and promote understanding of climate change science, adaptation, mitigation, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation.

“In the era of internet, radio has its own place and reach. To tap this potential these radio serials have their own place. There are remote areas where there is no or bad internet connect. These radio serials will be focusing those particular areas” said M Shailja Suman, Deputy Director, All India Radio.

Understanding the science of climate change and global warming, the natural and anthropogenic factors responsible for climate change, impact of climate change, preparedness of the global community to address the challenges of climate change, norms, conventions, and institutions to cope with climate change, India and climate change, institutional framework in India, mitigation and adaptation are the areas that have been covered under the theme.

Earlier, Vigyan Prasar has produced radio serials on themes like sustainable development, astronomy, understanding and managing disaster management, grassroot innovation and so on.

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(India Science Wire)

Published on March 29, 2019
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