All India Radio, Kolkata

As India’s National Broadcaster and also the premier Public Service Broadcaster, All India Radio (AIR) has been serving to inform, educate and entertain the masses since it's inception, truly living up to its motto – ‘Bahujan Hitaya : Bahujan Sukhaya’. One of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world in terms of the number of languages of broadcast, the spectrum of socio-economic and cultural diversity it serves, AIR’s home service comprises 414 stations today located across the country, reaching nearly 92% of the country’s area and 99.19 % of the total population. AIR originates programming in 23 languages and 146 dialects.



Listen to Special DAWN Programme:  Mahishasura Mardini, starting from 4:00 am on 19.9.2017. Written by Bani Kumar, Music composer Pankaj Kr. Mallick, chanting of Sanskrit Slokas, Birendra Krishna Bhadra.


"When we pray in temples‚ we do so for individual salvation and don’t mind if we have to trample on half a dozen toes to do so"
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