Rashi Badalia Kumar of Allahabad amongst jury member of AIB award | Allahabad News


PRAYAGRAJ: Renowned radio voice and writer K. Rashi Badalia Kumar has once again brought honour to Sangam city.
The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) London has included her among the jury members picked up from different countries for its prestigious awards for the second year in a row. Importantly, she is the only female radio broadcaster from India among the jury members.
One of the two female jury members selected from South Asia is Rashi. The organisation gives international awards every year in the fields of journalism, TV, radio, audio and digital production. For this, media persons and organisations from all over the world apply. The selection process for these awards will be completed in September-October 2021.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for November 12 and November 15 in London. In 2020 also Rashi was the only woman from India in the AIB jury member’s’ list. Her work of citizen journalism has been highly appreciated. This year out of 50 selectors, four are Indians, with Rashi being the only woman.
Rashi, a resident of Civil Lines locality of Prayagraj said, “It is a matter of great honor for me to be selected for the second consecutive year as the selector of these prestigious awards. Glad that my work is getting international recognition. This has increased my responsibility towards the society”.
Active in the field of radio and education for two and a half decades, Rashi has received many awards. In 2016, the then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav honored her with the Rani Laxmi Bai award carrying a prize money of Rs one lakh. Rashi, who started her career from Akashvani Lucknow in 1997, holds the record for hosting more than 1800 live radio shows. A faculty member of Radio Journalism and Professional Practices at the Institute of Professional Studies, Allahabad University, Rashi has been the programming head of two corporate radio channels. She has authored two books including ‘A Gift’ and poetry collection ‘From My Attic’.

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