AIR's entry on dwindling tiger habitats wins ABU award

Oct 26, 2016 17:09 IST

All India Radio’s (AIR’s) entry Diary of a Tiger (एक बाघ की डायरी) in October 2016 won the first prize in the Community Service Announcement category of the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) awards for the year 2016.

Dairy of a Tiger was declared the winner at an award ceremony held in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of ongoing 53rd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings. The award includes a trophy, certificate and cash prize of 2000 US Dollars.

Abhinay Srivastava received his award by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in association with RRI (Radio Republic Indonesia) & MMIT (Ministry of Communication and Informatics), Indonesia.

About Diary of a Tiger (एक बाघ की डायरी)

• The programme was produced by Abhinay Srivastava, Programme Executive, AIR Allahabad.

• The selected programme is an 89 second spot in Hindi on the dwindling forests and gradually decreasing habitat of tigers.

• It reflects through the notes inscribed by the successive generations of tigers in a diary format on their gradual decreasing numbers due to apathetic behaviour of human beings.

ABU Prizes 2016 (Radio) included six categories

1. Drama

2. Documentary

3. News Reporting

4. Community Service Announcement (CSA)

5. Interactive Programmes

6. Innovative Programmes

AIR had submitted its entries in four categories namely, Drama, Documentary, CSA and innovative categories.






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