The Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality of Chitwan has distributed radio sets to the destitute community in a bid to ensure everyone’s access to information.Fifteen households from Jaugaira, Dhusghari and Bhoteshwar of ward no 5 were provided radio set for the first phase. Kotara Chepang, 60, from Jaugaira expressed happiness after receiving radio set. He thanked peoples’ representatives at rural municipality, saying that it would help them entertain with songs and get information about local activities and national issues.
Chairman of the rural municipality, Dan Bahadur Gurung, informed that the rural municipality had planned to distribute 100 radio sets for the financially poor households in a year. All poor people from seven wards will be provided radio sets so they would have access to information.
“It is every citizen’s right to get information. None should be deprived of this fundamental right. There is neither mobile phone, nor internet, television and radio here. We’ve aimed at ensuring citizens’ right to information,” Chairman Gurung reiterated. Radio is the effective communication medium for the people in villages.
He further believed that people need to develop habit to listen to radio to get information about local level activities and country affairs. Similarly, various programmes aired on radio help them become aware.