• All India Radio and Sahitya Academy  signed a Memorandum of Understanding required for publication of various kinds of Sanskar Geet of Indian culture compiled by AIR. 
  • AIR has been working on the compilation of over 20,000 Sanskar Geet for the last three years
  • Sahitya Academy will do the publication work without any charge and give 10 per cent royalty to AIR in return. 
  • The aim is to save and preserve the Indian cultural songs. 
  • Dr. K. Sreenivasarao, Secretary, Sahitya Academy informed that  around 1100 books on Hindi and its dialects will be published.

All India Radio:

  • All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Akashvani (“Voice from the Sky”) is the national public radio broadcaster of Indiaand a division of Prasar Bharati.
  • Established in 1930, it is the sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan, an Indian national public television broadcaster. Its headquarters are in the Akashvani Bhavan building in New Delhi. 
  • All India Radio is the largest radio network in the world and one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world in terms of the number of languages broadcast and the spectrum of socio-economic and cultural diversity it serves.
  • AIR originates programming in twenty three languages and one hundred and seventy nine dialects
  • When India became independent in 1947, the AIR network had only six stations (in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Lucknow, and Tiruchirappalli); three radio stations at Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi fell in the share of Pakistan. 

Sahitya Akademi:

  • The Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of India.
  • Founded on 12 March 1954, it is suppor ted by, though independent of, the Indian government.
  • It initially functioned under executive order, but was subsequently registered as a society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860
  • It is in Rabindra Bhavan near Mandi House in Delhi.
  • The Sahitya Akademi Library is one of the largest multi-lingual libraries in India, with a rich collection of books on literature and allied subjects.
  • It publishes two bimonthly literary journals: Indian Literature in English and Samkaleen Bharatiya Sahitya in Hindi.
  • It presents the annual Sahitya Akademi Award of Rs. 100,00  in each of the 24 languages it supports, as well as the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.
  • Sahitya Akademi conferres annually the Yuva Puraskar to young writers (under 35 years) of outstanding works in one of the 24 major Indian languages. It was founded in 2011

 

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