AIR DG Singh elected VP of Commonwealth Broadcast Association

NEW DELHI: Director General of All India Radio (AIR) Brijeshwar Singh has been appointed the vice- president of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA).

The elections to various posts of the CBA were held on Saturday evening at the end of the 26th General Conference of the CBA here. Abu Bakar Jijiwa, director general of Voice of Nigeria was elected the president.

Singh, an IAS officer of 1975 batch from Tamil Nadu cadre, has been working as the Director General of All India Radio since February 2004. His election to the premier broadcasting association in the world underlines the important role being played by All India Radio in the field of public service broadcasting.

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, which came into being in 1945 with six members, has now grown to become an association of more than one hundred broadcasting organizations spread over North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

It aims to promote the concept of public service broadcasting through training, exchange of programmes and views.

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