A Wave Forward: TRF 2023


SMART celebrated the 6th Edition of The Radio Festival in partnership with UNESCO and supported by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prasar Bharti, UNICEF and CEMCA, amplifying the voices of the three tiers of radio and their representatives from across the country. Hosted at the multi- purpose Hall of The India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi on 13-14, 2023 the event witnessed a footfall of over 600 people in the two days of panels, discussions, deliberations and performances.

TRF is the only one of its kind that celebrates audio in all its forms and avatars. With India assuming presidency at the G20, the festival was designed to hold conversations around themes climate change, gender equality and sustainable solutions by the community, among others. These themes are in line with India’s agenda at G20- One Earth, One Family, One Future- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam !

A two day event where February 13 focused on Radio and Peace and February 14 was devoted entirely to Radio and Climate Change and the role of radio in communicating the intersections of Climate Change and its impact with the festival coming to a conclusion with a session on India’s priorities for G20.

The day was kickstarted with a performance by Sufiyan Rouf, the man who started the beatboxing culture in Kashmir and has inspired a lot of people both in and outside Kashmir. Sufiyan was accompanied by a very talented Indian classical singer from Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Rai. The amazingly talented duo blew people's minds off by their performance.

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Pictures from the event