Last Updated on 13 February 2023, 6:37 PM IST: World Radio Day 2023: 13 February is celebrated globally each year to remember the existence of Radio before the advancement of technology. This year radio is celebrating its journey of more than 110 years. One must not depend on these gadgets but should listen to and understand what The Supreme God (Kabir sahib Ji) is trying to convey through our Spiritual Books and discourses.
History of World Radio Day
World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February as was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011. However it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day. The day was chosen February 13 as it is the day on which the United Nations established the United Nations Radio in 1946.
Who invented Radio?
In the mid 1890s, physicists were building techniques to study electromagnetic waves, Guglielmo Marconi developed the first apparatus for long distance radio communication. Radio is the technology of signalling and communicating using radio waves. Radio is very widely used in modern technology, in radio communication, radar, radio navigation, remote control, remote sensing and other applications.
World Radio Day Announced by UNESCO
13 February is dedicated to Radio to remember the significance of it in the lives of people in the past. On 31st November 2011, UNESCO in its 36th conference announced officially to celebrate 13 February as World Radio Day. News related to Politics, Sports, Education , entertainment and so on was broadcasted that helped the individuals to remain updated about their surroundings and the current updates. Thus, this day is a reminder for everyone about the radio and its importance.
“Radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio services provide the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face” ( United Nations)
Theme For World Radio Day 2023
Every year World Radio Day is celebrated with different themes likewise; this year the theme is new.
The theme of World Radio Day 2023 is devoted to “Radio and Trust”.
The World Radio Day 2023’s theme is divided into three main sub-themes:
- “Trust in radio journalism” – Must produce independent and high-quality content.
- “Trust and accessibility” – Taking care of the informational needs of all listeners.
- “Trust and visibility of radio stations” – The economic sustenance of radio stations depends on their ability to engage a large number of loyal listeners.
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What People Must Listen to?
As the entire world has become dependent on wide range of electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones, computers or radio to get information related to anything and anytime. But unfortunately, they have forgotten the main aim of their life. People should listen to what Kabir Sahib ji mentioned. He (Kabir sahib Ji) came in all four Yugas (Satyug, Treta, Dwapar and Kalyug) and had been telling about the main aim of life i.e., to Attain Salvation (Moksha). This can only be possible by attaining the True devotion (the Real mantras) which is mentioned in our scriptures.
Kabir Sahib Ji explains the importance of Human life in a verse.
|| Kehta hoon, kahi jaat hun, kahoo bjakar dhol,
Swaans jo Khali jaat hai, teen lok ka mol ||
This verse clears that every breath we take is important and we should recite the true Mantras provided by a True Saint.
Harms Caused by Not Doing True Bhakti
A person has to suffer a lot if he does not do True Bhakti. In Sukshm Veda Raag Asavari Hymn no. 71, the importance of being in human body is mentioned that one should not forget the main aim of his life. It is evident that even if one earns a great deal of money, cannot attain moksha (salvation) without True Bhakti.
Yeh sauda fir naahin santon, yeh sauda fir naahin |
Lohe jaisa taav jaat hai, kaya deh saraahi ||
Teen lok aur bhuvan chaturdash, sab jag saude aahin |
Dugne-tigne kiye chaugune, kinhun mool gavaahin
Yeh dam tootae pinda phootae, ho lekha dargaah maanhi |
Us dargaah mein maar padegi, jam pakdenge baahin ||
Nar-Narayan dehi paay kar, fer chaurasi jaahin |
Us din ki mohe darni laage, lajja rah ke naahin ||
Ja Satguru ki main balihaari, jo jaaman maran mitaahin ||
A Word to the Wise is Enough
Also, Kabir Sahib Ji says that I would advise you to choose such a Satguru who will eliminate the chronic disease of birth and death and at present He (An Authorised Saint) is none other than Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Indeed, it is requested to everyone not to forget the main aim of life and attain the refuge of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj by Attaining Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Him. Listen to the discourses of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj on Satlok Ashram Channel YouTube.