Following in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's footsteps, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh will now speak on the All India Radio (AIR) on the second Sunday of every month. In the address beginning September 13, Singh will talk about his state government's schemes and the vision for development in the state.
"I have decided to reach out to the people of the state, share about various plans and schemes of my government and seek feedback through the medium of radio (Akashvani)," Singh said. Modi has his own regular radio programme which is called 'Mann ki Baat'.
During the 15-minute radio programmes named 'Raman ke Goth' (Goth in Chhattisgarh dialect means 'talks') to be aired at 10.45am, the chief minister will express thoughts on social, cultural and administrative activities in Chhattisgarh. He will speak in both Hindi and Chhattisgarhi.
Singh will be the first CM to connect with people on radio regularly. The programme will be simultaneously broadcast live from four 'Akashvani' centres and AIR FM channels located in the state.
The directorate of public relations (DPR) and the All India Radio have jointly worked out the outline of the programme aimed to freely address two-and-a -half crore people of Chhattisgarh through radio.
"The objective of the upcoming programme to be held on every second Sunday of the month will ensure greater transparency in the governance and the administration," secretary (DPR) Ganesh Shankar Mishra said.
The officials of panchayats and urban administration departments have been asked to arrange radio sets in the buildings of gram panchayats, cultural and community centres and other public places and to invite people to listen to their chief minister.