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Women empowerment (Tamil)   
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Success stories of women empowerment. It describes how women are particpating to create self-help groups.

Nila CR

<p>Our vision is to creating awareness in the community about development through programmes, mixed with entertainment.</p>

<p>Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust, which runs a number of educational institutions, including a medical college and hospital, started this radio station to broadcast programmes on rural education because most people in our surrounding areas are illiterate, poor and labourers.</p>

Nila Community Radio Station @90.4 MHz broadcasts programmes nonstop daily for eight and a half hours from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Language of Broadcast: Tamil

Name of the Programme Format Description
Medical Programme Jingle, Song, Debate, Story, Interview, Radio Report, Speech, Discussion Awareness on herbal plants and medicines, nutrition rich food.
Education Programme Discussion, Jingle, Song, Debate, Story, Interview, Speech Good English language, exam tips, Tamil literature, Mathematics and other subjects.
Women’s Programme Speech, Interview, Story, Songs and Jingle Schemes for women, SHGs, mother and child care, nutrition and health, livelihoods, etc.
Science Programme Quiz, Speech and Interview Inventions, discoveries and struggles of scientific work.
Self-Help-Group Programme Discussion and Interview Train members on how to operate a group, lending, savings, livelihoods, etc

Source: Compendium 2011 and 2012, CEMCA and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

<p>Signature Programmes: Ketpom karpom (education), Arokiya nila (medical), Nilappenne (women), Palsuvai neram (variety), Ariviyal arputham (science), Arivom Aanmeegam (devotion), and Vivasayigal neram (agriculture). Community Participation: We have a committee, which involves community people mostly women in such a way that we can get their thoughts, ideas and suggestions for producing innovative programmes. The community people are also engaged as production assistants and for conducting camps and meetings. We also collaborate with our institution&rsquo;s Medical College, Nursing College, B.Ed College, Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology and Mailam Engineering College staff and students for content generation. Innovations in Format: Camps, trainings, workshops and discussion on topics related to the upliftmentof community people.</p>

<p>Funding and Partnerships: The total expense for running this radio station is borne by the management itself. This Radio station was established at a cost of about Rs 40 lakh in Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College. The total expense for running the radio station, which is about Rs 1.2 lakh monthly, is funded by Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust.</p>

<p>When a wasp like poisonous insects killed a person in T.Palayam village, it was reported to the forest department through the radio station. Remedial measure was taken, preventing more such incidents.<br />When the importance of breast feeding was highlighted by an old lady, having 7 children, many women gave priority to breast feeding. <br />In a village, near Kandamangalam of Tamil Nadu, the public toilet which was not opened for two years. It got opened for public use after the radio station interviewed the village president. <br />When an old lady named MahalakshmiAmmal of Andiarpalayam village in Tamil Nadu spoke about an herbal remedy, Thooduvalai, for Asthma, many people used it and got relief.</p>

<p><strong>Core Team:</strong><br />A. Gnanavel, S. Syed Ali, K. Ramkumar.</p> <p><strong>CRMC members:</strong><br />M. Dhanasekaran, V.S.K.Venkatachalapathy, A. Gnanavel, S. Jayakumar.</p>

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Madagadipet-605 107, Puducherry
Phone: 09443444844
Email: vskvenkatachalapathy@yahoo.com

Frequency : 90.4000015258789
Broadcast hours : 09:30 - 18.00 hours
Established in : 2005-06-26
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