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Radio Chilmari won Family Planning Media award 2017

Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 FM, initiated by RDRS has won the 2016-2017’s Family Planning Media Award by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Community Radio Chilmari received the award for outstanding contribution to raising awareness on family planning and population issues through Community Broadcasting!

Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 has been awarded Family Planning Media Award 2016-17 in electronic media Radio Category in a nation-wide competition organized by Directorate of Family Planning of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the support of UNFPA. Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 took part in the competition with their program name ‘Jago Nari’ magazine program in line with women empowerment in line with Good Health and Well –Being of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3).

The awardee –Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 will receive the award in a program scheduled to be organized at Osmani Memorial Auditorium at Dhaka, on the occasion of observing the World Population Day on July 11, 2017.The awardee will receive a crest, certificate and a cheque of money as prize amount.

Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 is an initiative of RDRS Bangladesh has started broadcasting from Chilmari, Kurigram district from 2011. There are 26 youth and youth women working with community Radio Chilmari 99.2 and now broadcasting 5 hours program per day. The station covers around 4 lac 80 thousands listeners of 6 Upazila in Kurigram and Gaibandha district.

Now 17 Community Radio Stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 135 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 1000 women and youth are now working with those stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters.

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