Women section of All India Radio, Kolkata broadcasts programmes five days in a week. Legendary names like Birendrakrishna Bhadra, Bela Dey are associated with women’s section. Previously it was Mahila Majlish. At present Women’s section broadcasts programmes relating to socio-economic welfare, career counselling, women empowerment, gender issues etc. Programmes to create legal and social awareness among women are also broadcast. Morover, literary works of women are also broadcast and highlighted in this programme. In addition to interview of eminent women personalities, interviews of middle class and lower middle class women who have achieved success after a long struggle are also broadcast to inspire other women who are facing challenges either socially or economically or in any other way.