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AIR marks Gandhi’s historic studio visit

India’s public broadcaster, All India Radio (AIR) last week marked a visit by Mahatma Gandhi to its studios where he made his first and only AIR address on November 12, 1947.

His opening words from the studios of Broadcasting House were ‘Main ek anjan purush hoon’ (I am an anonymous man), Asia Radio Today reports.

A snippet of the speech was played as a mark of respect and tribute to him and a prayer meeting was held by AIR in association with an NGO Jan Prasar where devotional songs were recited by young children.

The broadcaster also acknowledged Gandhi for showing the meaning and purpose of ‘BahujanHitaya and BahujanSukhaya’ (Benefit to all, happiness to all), which is also AIR’s motto.