Radio Aksh: India’s 1st internet radio for visually challenged launched in Nagpur


Nagpur: Radio Aksh, the country’s first radio channel exclusively meant for the visually challenged, was launched in Nagpur.

These people will themselves create content for the radio channel. We also develop audiobooks for them to easily learn from their homes, Shirish Darvekar, Co-ordinator, said.

Nagpur’s 96-year-old institution, The Blind Relief Association Nagpur (TBRAN) and Samdrushti Kshamata Vikas Avam Anusandhan Mandal (Saksham) are the organisations behind this idea. The channel will be available on various internet radio platforms for free.

To be run 24×7, Radio Aksh would initially have six hours of content that would be repeated four times during the day. The content will be increased to 24 hours phase-wise, said Makarand Pandharipande, president of TBRAN.



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