Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

All india radio was officially renamed to Akashwani, this name was given by whom?

Tags: money, education, india radio
Asked by shaakal, 02 Apr '13 10:59 am
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (6)

 
1.

Late Pandit Narendra Sharma
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 02 Apr '13 10:59 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

M. V. Gopalaswamy
Answered by Quest, 02 Apr '13 01:14 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

V gopalaswamy
Answered by arun mishra, 02 Apr '13 11:16 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

The word "Akashvani" was coined by M. V. Gopalaswamy after setting up the nations first private radio station in his residence, Vittal Vihar in Mysore in 1936 Akashvani means "celestial announcement"; the word, of Sanskrit origin, is often found in Hindu mythology. When the gods wished to say something, an akashvani occurred. Literally, akash means "sky" and vani means "sound" or "message". Thus, Akashvani seemed to be fit for use by a radio broadcaster and was later adopted as All India Radio's on-air name after independence.
Answered by rajan, 02 Apr '13 11:02 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

Palini r. swamy
Answered by jameel ahmed, 02 Apr '13 11:02 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

In 1936, the Corporation was renamed All India Radio (AIR) and placed under the Department of Communications. When India became independent in 1947, AIR was made a separate Department under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. AIR was officially renamed to Akashwani in 1957. This name was given by Late Pandit Narendra Sharma a noted lyricist and renowned Hindi poet. however all English usage refers to it as All India Radio.
Answered by Psycho, 02 Apr '13 11:01 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining