Akashvani BhavanThe Akashvani Bhawan which is also known as the All India Radio or AIR was established in the year 1956 and this literally means the Voice of the Sky. This stands for the National Public Radio Broadcaster in India and it is also a part of the Prasar Bharati. The prior date of establishment want in the year 1930 and it is considered to be the sister service of the Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan. This is the National Public Television Broadcaster. These days AIR is covering more than 99 per cent of the Indian listeners and this is the latest data as provided by the Minister of Information and Broadcast.

About the Architecture

All India Radio is the massive radio networking system in the entire world. In Kolkata the building was completed in the year 1958. At the same year the All India Radio was being shifted from the old edifice and the new address was 1, Garstin Place, Kolkata. The new building is a complete wonder and you will find tourists visiting the place all round the year. The architecture of the building exemplifies the amalgamation of the Hindu and the Buddhist forms of art. It is specifically the kind of Temple Architecture you would love to watch.

The Exact Position

The Akashvani Bhawan stands just before the Eden Gardens and this is to the West of the edifice. To the North East of the same you will find the Raj Bhavan or the Governor’s House. Once you move towards the North you will find the State Assembly House and when you go to the East you will find the Ochterlony Monument. At the place both the national and the international starts have performed with all success. In fact, the All India Radio Kolkata is ready to broadcast and show the live and the recorded performances.

More about Akashvani Bhawan

In the year 1958 the office was shifted to Eden Gardens and this time the organization was headed by Mr. Nripen Mazumdar, Mr. Jogesh Chandra Bose, Mr. Raichand Boral, Mr. Rajesh Sen. Mr. Pankaj Mallick, Mr. R. C. Dey and the rest. At the beginning the song of Rabindranath Tagore was being telecasted. In the year 1931 the organization was joined by Smt. Basant Eswari, Bani Kumar. In the year 1932 Raichand Boral started the famous program of “Mahishasur Mardini” and with time the program became extremely popular. Lots of ardent listeners wait for the time when the program “Mahishasur Mardini” would be telecasted from Akashvani Bhawan.