Monday, February 1, 2016

In News: Archana Kapoor, Managing Trustee, India Chapter, IAWRT wins the Devi Award

The Sunday Standard, a publication of the New Indian Express Group's annual Devi awards honor dynamic, innovative women achievers. The Devi Awards are a recognition of their hard work and achievement against all odds.
In its second edition, The Sunday Standard honored the Archana Kapoor, Managing Trustee, IAWRT India Chapter for her contribution to women empowerment through the community radio.  
The ceremony was held on January 11, 2016 and the awards were given by The External Affairs Minister, Govt of india Mrs Sushma Swaraj. 
Archana runs a Radio Mewat, a community radio in an extremely marginalized and impoverished region of the country. Under her leadership the radio has come a long way. In five years it has received two national awards and with a humble start of a 2 hour broadcast it now broadcasts for 15 hours daily. The content is produced locally. With a strong team of 12 reporters from the community the radio is empowering people through information.