STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

All India radio stall is a big hit at Vijayawada book festival

 For the first time ever, the Vijayawada All India Radio (AIR) has set up a stall at the Vijayawada Book Festival showcasing the digitised archives.

Published: 06th January 2017 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2017 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: For the first time ever, the Vijayawada All India Radio (AIR) has set up a stall at the Vijayawada Book Festival showcasing the digitised archives, treasured music and literary works. It is turning out to be a major attraction for music lovers, especially senior citizens. Novels, plays, stage verses and musical recordings are available at the AIR stall.

“This is the first time that we have moved out of the premises of the AIR. Our vintage collection, which is an exclusive property of the AIR is now available for the music lovers,” said Assistant Director for programmes, Vijayawada AIR, J Sailaja Rao. 

“We have a permanent store for selling CDs here at the AIR office too,” Sailaja Rao said. She said the works of Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Gurajada Appa Rao and Gora are yet to be digitised. Many NRIs and relatives of literary greats are coming to the AIR seeking archival material. The digitisation is a phase-wise work.

A panel selects the classics and sends them to Bengaluru and thence to Delhi for final approval. “Every year, Rs 5 lakh is being sanctioned for digitisation,” Sailaja Rao said.

“A lot more focus should be on digitisation and the collection should be made available to the general public,” said senior AIR announcer A Sharada. 

AIR librarian P Srinivas too feels the archival material should reach the common man.

“I am a great fan of Viswanatha Satyanarayana’s recordings. The AIR should digitise all the works of the great author,” said retired professor Madhira Shankar Prasad.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp