All India Radio has been elected as a member of the Administrative Union of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). At an election held at the 43rd General Assembly of the ABU at Beijing, AIR was elected for a two-year term to the 14-member Administrative Council, which functions as the Executive of the premier broadcasting union in the world. AIR has also been appointed to the Policy and Strategy Group of ABU.
Meanwhile, in another event at the on going ABU General Assembly, A S Guin, Engineer-in-Chief of AIR, has been honoured with the ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of broadcast engineering in AIR and Doordarshan.
Formed in 1964, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations with more than 150 members from 55 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. It provides a platform for co-operation in the field of news and programme exchange, acquisition of broadcast rights, training and technical consultancy. Doordarshan and AIR are among the most active members of the ABU.
Brijeshwar Singh, CEO, Prasar Bharati, and A S Guin are representing Doordarshan and AIR, respectively, at the Beijing General Assembly.