The Importance of Radio in Our Life (আমাদের জীবনে বেতারের গুরুত্ব)
Introduction: Radio is a wonderful invention of today. It carries our feeble voice to the farthest corner of the world. It entertains and instructs us with its various programmes such as news, song, dance, talk, play, poetry and whatnot.
What it is: The radio is a combination of the telephone and the telegraph and is an improvement of the two as it can do without wires or without any connections between the stations.
The radio is a system of transmitting messages songs talk etc. through space by means of electric waves. The Italian scientist & Marconi contributed much to the invention of the radio.
How the system works: The radio is based on the science of sound. As soon as a word is uttered certain vibrations are produced in the air. These vibrations are called 'sound waves' as they are transmitted to the ear in a wave-like form.
The main function of a broadcasting station is to amplify the vibrations. The receiving sets are apparatuses for catching the sound of the broadcast.
Medium of entertainment and instruction: Human life cannot survive without entertainment. The radio serves as an instrument of entertainment in our life. Poor people who cannot afford music and at their own cost can enjoy themselves listening to various sorts of recreational programmes on the radio such as music, plays, short story, drama serial, sports commentary etc. The radio instructs us through various types of educative programmes.
An instrument of democracy: A radio serves as an instrument of democracy. The radio is the world's microphone. Nowadays leaders need not stand on a platform facing thousands of eager listeners he may easily address the nation from a small room. Radio establishes a real bond between the Government and the people.
Importance of radio: Radio helps us in many ways. Those who have a hunger for news are satisfied with the news broadcast. Sports lover people enjoy themselves with sports news. The politician finds his political news, the businessman gets his quotation of prices, the lover of music has his favourite song, and the sailor gets his weather forecast and acts accordingly. The radio has special programmes for students, children, women, labourers, soldiers and so forth.
Conclusion: The radio has become a part and parcel of our day-to-day life. It is a source of enjoyment for people of different classes.