The Radio Festival

Non-government group SMART (Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation) invites everyone to the 5th Edition of The Radio Festival (TRF), a first-of-its-kind platform to celebrate sound. TRF brings together all three tiers of radio in India – public, private, and community radio – along with podcasters and others invested in the audio space. Former IAWRT Board member from India Archana Kapoor is the founder and director of SMART.

Titled ‘The Radio Fair: SDGs on the Air’, the 5th edition is being organized by SMART in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GoI, Prasar Bharti, and UNESCO, with support of UNICEF, UNHCR, ONGC, and FNF. This year, SMART is also launching ‘The Active Citizenship Festival’ – a unique experiential event for the youth.

TRF is celebrated every year to mark World Radio Day in February and has had 4 successful editions. Onaccount of the spread of Omicron earlier this year, this year it is being organised to coincide with National Broadcasting Day.

Along with opportunities for invigorating conversations with multi-stakeholders, this edition also offers a range of games and simulations, workshops and panel discussions, that aim to increase civic participation, strengthen ownership of SDGs and build sustainable partnerships. 

July 25, 2022 @10 am, at the India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, to celebrate National Broadcasting Day

Soulful Sufi music performance by Bilal Chishty of Coke Studio fame @6 pm.