Highlighting the importance of community radio, Thakur said that CRSs offer a platform where all types of content are disseminated in localised dialects and regional languages. He also pointed out that local, context-specific issues are raised and discussed at these stations in local idioms. “The Government is committed to its mantra of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas.” It is important to realise the importance of community radio in this direction. Our Prime Minister in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ has shown through personal example how important the medium of radio is. Each CRS is a reflection of the local model that has been built over the years and experiential learnings that have been collected and shared,” he said.The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan, also present at the occasion, said that CRS provides a platform to the silenced voices. “These stations are one of the best ways to reach out intimately and directly to the people as these stations create locally relevant programmes useful to the community,” he added.