New York Festivals Radio Awards announced the 2022 Storytellers Gala award winners on April 26th to facilitate the best audio creations created by 42 countries across the world. Reaching the top list of Asia’s awardees, India backed one bronze and 10 finalist awards.
Among the recognised names of the radio fraternity ‘Radio Parvaaz’, powered by Bhopuwala Creative Solutions Private Limited, backed two finalist awards.
Radio Parvaaz is a jail radio station working to reform the inmates inside the jails of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. It was established less than a year ago by India Vision Foundation, an NGO founded by Dr Kiran Bedi.
Whereas, Bhopuwala is an audio production startup that under a year of its establishment, bagged four finalist awards on the most prestigious international radio platform, the New York Festival Radio Awards.
Radio Parvaaz, bagged two finalist awards for ‘Shame to Fame: The astonishing reformation story of Govind Singh' in the category ‘Documentary: Heroes’ and ‘Radio Parvaaz’ in the category ‘Documentary: Community Service’. Radio Parvaaz’s ‘Shame to Fame: The astonishing reformation story of Govind Singh' is a real-life story of an inmate who reformed his life after completing his jail time and is currently working as a radio jockey with Radio Parvaaz.
"Through the medium of Radio Parvaaz, we are trying to reform prisoners in order to provide a better life to them. In this noble journey we have received Bhopuwala's support not just in radio programming but in the entire initiative, RJ Divya and Abhishek resonate our mission of saving the next victim and that’s been our strength,” said Ms Monica Dhawan, Director, India Vision Foundation.
Radio Parvaaz is an accumulation of diverse shows that are run on the radio station by Mr Abhishek Sharma, RJ Divya, Ms Neelakshi and RJ Govind.
Talking about the vision of India Vision Foundation, RJ Divya, the radio presenter and conceptualizer of Radio Parvaaz said, ‘Radio is a very personal medium and the driver is always the stories. The way Parvaaz runs on the hopes, stories and inspiration of the inmates, sort of makes us believe in the power of radio a lot more. While working on this project with Bhopuwala, we have built a community which not only serves but empowers those in need through the medium of radio.”
“Radio Parvaaz is exactly what our society needs right now. The way Radio Parvaaz gives a second chance to the inmates is an essential need to be followed throughout the country and Bhopuwala has done a tremendous job in highlighting the same to the world,” said Ms Neelakshi, the mediation guide at Radio Parvaaz.
Competing with the world’s best audio creations, Radio Parvaaz, a jail radio station, powered by Bhopuwala gained world recognition on the most prestigious international radio platform, the New York Festival Radio Awards through their motive to do good for the society. India Vision Foundation’s vision says ‘save the next victim’ and that's what they are trying to do along with Bhopuwala through the medium of Radio Parvaaz.