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City Montessori School, COMMUNITY RADIO STATION
  • R    Range
  • A    Awareness
  • D    Development
  • I     Involvement
  • O   Organization
Founders of City Montessori School Lucknow, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Mrs Bharti Gandhi were fortunate enough to be entrusted with this responsibility of social development in the year 2005 by the Government of India. Though the task seemed mammoth initially, the school, through its radio channel – CMS COMMUNITY RADIO – has made positive and constructive strides in the past three years. Since the efforts made were in all earnest and the purpose was guided by a sincere and vision, the journey is beginning to yield positive results.  
  1st July 2005 RED LETTER DAY FOR CMS, HISTORY CREATED Shri Arjun Singh, Union Minister for Human Resources Development inaugurated CITY’S FIRST Community Radio Station at Gomti Nagar. THE CMS CRS 90.4MHz on 23rd JULY 2005 Honb’le Shri Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting inaugurated of CMS Community Radio Station at CMS Degree College, Kanpur Road .
An initiative of the government of India, community radio aims at giving “Voice to the voiceless”. What is unique about community radio is the fact that it aims to uplift the community by seeking their participation. Thus, it’s an inclusive medium and not an exclusive.
Over the last four years, CMS Community Radio has laid focus on issues, which are of daily concern to a common man. Be it health, employment, food and nutrition, CMS Community radio through its team of dedicated and diligent members has addressed the needs of the people with a wide spectrum of programmes. Needless to say, the channel is more of a voice of people rather than being anything else. And our main source of inspiration is the enthusiastic response of the community members towards our zealous endeavours.  
Being based in an urban city like Lucknow, CMSCRS focused its eyes on a few villages located on the seam of the city. These are Makdoompur, Ashraf Nagar (Sapera Basti), Lalaikhera, Malhaur, Khadgapur and Lonapur. All these villages are comparatively backward and lack in most basic amenities. Representing typical face of the rural India, it was not easy to strike an immediate chord with them. It was after much persuasion and conviction that the residents of these villages opened up to the idea of community radio. This was followed by a vigorous campaign by the CMS Community radio team to create awareness on diverse issues.
First, a comprehensive interaction was conducted with the villagers and a detailed list of their problems and concerns was prepared. Based on these and the subsequent research, an array of programmes were prepared with the participation of these villagers. Apprehensive at first, however, their fears dispelled as they became more and more familiar with mikes, headphones, studio etc.
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