Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tiruchi AIR wins `Akashvani' award

Staff ReporterTIRUCHI:
The Regional News Unit of the Tiruchi station of the All India Radio has won the `Akashvani' annual award 2006 for the `Best Regional News Unit in India.'The award will be given away at a function to be held in Jammu next month.The news unit has bagged the award for its special programmes produced during the period, innovation in news bulletins and current affairs programmes, improvement in infrastructure and extension of its existing services.According to a press release issued here on Monday, the performance of 44 regional news units across the country was assessed, and four units in Ranchi, Mumbai, Dibrugarh and Tiruchi were shortlisted in the first round.The Tiruchi unit's special programme `Thaerthal Kalam' broadcasted at the time of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections and its steps to improve the quality of news helped it fetch the award.The Tiruchi is one of the first units to adopt computerised techniques.

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