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Vajpayee’s query 53 yrs ago: ‘Radio Kashmir’ changed to ‘All India Radio’
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Vajpayee’s query 53 yrs ago: ‘Radio Kashmir’ changed to ‘All India Radio’

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New Delhi, Oct 31: Leadership is all about writing and re-writing the history.

The illustrious Atal Bihari Vajpayee knew the art well. Late Vajpayee 's question in the Rajya Sabha in November 29, 1966 about whether All India Radio’s Kashmir station is called 'Radio Kashmir', he was told that the issue of changing the nomenclature was under consideration.

But, today the Late Prime Minister would have received a very positive reply. The reply he received was 'The Radio stations at Srinagar and Jammu have been operating under the name 'Radio Kashmir' for the last eighteen years and this name has become popular with a large number of listeners outside India. The question of changing the nomenclature is however, under consideration.'

As the country gets two new Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh -- the nomenclature was changed from 'Radio Kashmir' to 'All India Radio' in the two youngest UTs on Thursday. 'With the approval of Prasar Bharati Board, the nomenclature has been changed from 'Radio Kashmir' to 'All India Radio' in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,' said the twitter handle of Prasar Bharati.

This change comes into effect from October 31, 2019, the missive said. Prasar Bharati News Services also tweeted that Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been renamed as All India Radio, Jammu; All India Radio, Srinagar and All India Radio Leh respectively.

'Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been renamed as All India Radio, Jammu; All India Radio, Srinagar; and All India Radio Leh, respectively,' the tweet stated. The Narendra Modi government got the approval of Parliament to abrogate Article 370, giving special status to the State and divided it into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – on August 5.

The two new Lieutenant-Governors -- G C Murmu in Srinagar and R K Mathur in Leh -- were sworn in on Thursday. (UNI)