New Delhi: One of the largest broadcasting organisations All India Radio (AIR) has completed 80 years of success in informing, educating and entertaining the masses since its inception.
It has served the spectrum of socio economic and cultural diversity through its various programmes.
The reach of AIR is such remarkable that its home station comprises 415 stations which are today located all across the country. It reaches 92% of the country’s area and 99.19 % of the total population.
AIR instigates programming in 23 languages and 146 dialects.
Here are some historic voices of leaders through AIR to the nation:
1. An inspirational speech of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose:
Netaji was well known for his speeches and was an active leader during the time of independence. The speech that he had given to the nation through AIR was an inspirational and some what was influencing to the other revolutionaries and freedom fighters in India.
This is the most famous speech of Netaji among the various number of broadcasts of his voice:
2. An inspirational speech by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was also known as Maulana Azad was a great leader and after independence he was became first Education Minister in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
His words for the freedom of India were clear to people through this inspirational speech:
3. A speech by the first President of India
As we all know our first prime minister of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad had a lot of responsibilities but according to the constitution he doesn’t have much power but he was instrumental in bringing the administrative changes in the government.
4. Mahatma Gandhi’s speech at Sodepur Ashram on the 11thof May 1947
Mahatma Gandhi who is also known as the father of our nation led India to Independence and inspired the freedom not only in India but across the world.
There are various speeches of Gandhi which are influential but this one is a must listen.
5. Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous speech on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination
When the whole world was mourning the death of Bapu after his assassination, during that time the speech of Nehru melted hearts of millions. There were many speeches and broadcastes about the news but Nehru speech was one which stood out among the rest.