Akashvani Annual Awards
Akashvani Annual Awards were instituted in 1974 to promote professional excellence and to bring out the best form the staff working at various radio stations and installations. Significantly some of the award winning programmes under this scheme have also won international acclaim. Awards are given for outstanding Radio Plays, Documentaries, Musical Productions,Innovative Programmes, Programmes on Family Welfare and Programmes on Farm and Farm and Home. In each category two prizes are awarded for the Producer and Production Team. Trophies are also given to the Stations winning the first prize in each category of programmes.
Commercial Broadcasting commenced over All India Radio on Vividh Bharati Channel. An award was instituted for the Best Commercial Broadcasting Service Centre of the year to encourage the spirit of competition and as recognition of the special efforts by the centres in boosting commercial revenue. This award named “ Dr. Rajendra Kumar Talib Award” is in the memory of Dr RK Talib who headed CBS AIR Chandigarh. Akashvani introduced a Special Award for the Best Marketing Division in 2002, to encourage Marketing and Revenue augmentation amidst stiff competition today.The Award for Audience Research Surveys/ Reports were instituted in 1995, in which First and Second prizes are given for excellent survey reports. A vibrant organization that All India Radio is, it portrays the kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. The award winning programmes reflect the efforts that go into projecting the country and preserving its culture in new and innovative ways.