Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM celebrates ‘Suron ka Utsav 2016’ and ushers in a wave of musical talent at the auditions on the very first day!

It was an event where Music went hand in hand with meaningful messages. As Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM celebrated ‘Suron ka Utsav 2016’ with  auditions on the first day, it went beyond convention, and broke new grounds by calling upon citizens of Faridabad to participate in the Swachhta mission and make Faridabad green and pollution-free. That Ms Sonal Goyal,  IAS Commissioner MCF was the Chief Guest on this special occasion, made the first day of the Festival all the more meaningful. The Festival, a singing competition, is being organized by Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM on 5th and 6th November, 2016. While the auditions are being held on 5th November, the Finals will be held on 6th November, 2016. The aim has been to provide a perfect platform for Faridabad’s singers to showcase their prodigious talent.

Welcoming the Chief Guest and participants at the event, Dr N.C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna International University said, “The Music Festival is a celebration of the dreams and vision of our Founder Visionary Dr O.P. Bhalla who had started the Community radio station with the aim of giving a ‘voice’ to the people of Faridabad. And while the Music Festival will bring many talented singers to the fore who will no doubt win prizes and recognition, what matters ultimately is the spirit of participation.”

Inaugurating the event, Ms Sonal Goyal said, “Music is the soul of life. It is a medium which brings people of all age groups together. I am happy to note that this Competition has made age no bar and would give an opportunity to Faridabad’s citizens to showcase their hidden talent.”

Ms Goyal also solicited co-operation from the gathering to keep Faridabad clean and green and actively participate in the ‘Sabke saath sahar ke vikas’ initiative. With Faridabad district being declared as an ODF (Open defecation free) zone, she expressed hope that Faridabad city too would in the next few months acquire a similar status.

It maybe recalled that Manav Rachna has in the past adopted the Faridabad Railway station and undertaken regular cleanliness missions. Therefore, it was but natural to designate a Signature Wall and Selfie wall for sensitizing people at the event. Ms Sonal Goyal’s memorable words on the signature wall read: “Lets all contribute to make Faridabad City Swachh and Green and Clean’. Her words will no doubt make a huge impact at the Festival.

The Competition at the Festival had as its judges fastest pianist of the world Dr Aman Bathla and Chandana Kapoor, HOD (Music), MRIS Charmwood,


RADIO MANAV RACHNA 107.8 CELEBRATED “NO TOBACCO MONTH” from 1st to 31st May 2016. Various activities are being organized to spread an effective message “SAY NO TO TOBACCO”.

Promos, live interviewers of smokers, a chat with the vendors of tobacco were aired on the radio and a daily activity was conducted in the live
programs also. Within the campaign which is supported by RBA Dental Care Sec 15 Fbd, an activity was conducted at Town Park, Sector 12, Faridabad . Lots of people participated in the live show Evening Flavor where they speak about hazards of smoking, ill effects, the addiction of tobacco and the threat of tobacco leading to cancer. Various mediums were adopted to effectively spread the message and bring awareness in the listeners of RMR 107.8. a special interview of  Dr. Prashant Mehta , consultant Oncologist , *Hemeoncologist* *,* & Bone marrow specialist from AIIMS Delhi will also be broadcast on “World No Tobacco Day”, 31st May 2016.


On the occassion of 3rd Founder’s Day (4.04.16), Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM produced a CD of one of the most popular programme ‘Cafe Classics‘ and the same was released by Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President – MRIU during Award Ceremony of INNOSKILL-2016 at A-block Auditorium. ‘Cafe Classics‘ is a very popular weekly program presented by Dr. M.M. Kathuria, Trustee-Manav Rachna and Ms. Chandana Kapoor, Music Teacher, MRIS-Charmwood (Co-host).


Prof. I.K. Kilam, Director – RMR along with Vice-Chancellors, all the Deans & Directors and Senior Functionaries of Manav Rachna were present during the ceremony. This CD is a compilation of 22 episodes of the weekly programme “Cafe Classics” broadcast every Saturday3 to 4 pm on Radio Manav Rachna 107.8. Click here for photographs.

Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM   organized a singing competition on 25th  & 26th July 2015  for the singing talent of  Faridabad & NCR , which is an annual feature of the Radio Station. The singing competition  was open from  age group from 15 yrs and above. The participants were  majorly distributed amongst two categories comprising of age group 15 to 30 yrs  and  31 yrs and above.


The competition saw many participants in both the categories but the first category of age group 15 yrs to 30 yrs had as many as 70 participants. The B Category had 18 participants from all over Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ballabgarhand other areas of  NCR . In all there were 88 participants in both the categories. This competition was spread over two days 25 & 26th July  2015 . On 25th July the  Auditions were held where all the participants underwent a non musical audition. The judges for the singing competition were Mr . Ramesh Chandna, an eminent industrialist of Fbd, a music lover and a good singer ,who  also has a music CD to his credit, Mrs Chandna Kapoor  who is HOD , Music Dept MRIS Sec 21 C.   and Mr. Ashwani  Sharma , a noted music composer, lyricist & singer from Faridabad. The judges had a tough time short listing the participants for the final round as this competition saw lots of talented singers. As many as 77 participants made it to the final round from both the categories.


The second day and final round witnessed a lot of enthusiasm in the participants . The chief guest for the day was  Dr. M.M.Kathuria, Trustee,MRET. Director RMR & Dean DSW Prof. I.K.Kilam welcomed the chief guest , Judges & all the participants. This round was the  musical  round where all finalists performed with music and the entire auditorium was filled with melodious songs  one after the other by the finalists . Click here for photographs.

The winners for the category A (15 – 30 years ) were :

  • Arjun
  • Abhar
  • Jay Wardhan
  • Mayank (consolation prize)
  • Akanksha Grover  (consolation prize)

The winners for the category B (31years & Above) were :

  • Anil Thakur
  • Suman
  • Jagjeet
  • Jitendra Taneja  (consolation prize)


Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 celebrated its 6th FOUNDATION DAY on 10th July 2015 in Board Room, Block A at 3 pm. Madam Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, MREI was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Dr. N.C. Wadhwa, Vice – Chancellor, MRIU, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, MRU and Dr. M.M. Kathuria, General Secretary, MREI were guests of honor on the day. RMR staff members, Community Members associated with RMR and Deans / Directors and other Senior Functionaries of Manav Rachna were present at these celebrations.

A newsletter of RMR (as part of Campus Buzz) was  released by The Chief Guest, in presence of Guests of Honor. Madam Satya Bhalla also inaugurated a new program of RMR “Hamara Faridabad” which will be broadcast on every 4th Saturday of every month from 6 to 7 pm.  Madam Satya Bhalla, Dr. N.C. Wadhwa, Dr. Sanjay Srivastava and Dr. M.M. Kathuria addressed the gathering, greeted RMR on its 6th FOUNDATION DAY with their motivational words and blessings to Team RMR and Community Members. At the end, each of the Community Members present were honored with participation certificates and mementos for their active participation in RMR. Click here for photo gallery


Ms. Priyanka Bajaj Bhatia, Brand Ambassador, Tetra Pack Safe Food visited Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 on 19.05.15 and in an exclusive interview with RJ Bhavna spoke about “How to keep food safe”. Educating the listeners about food safety, she explained how tetra packing is safe and does not require preservatives to store liquids for a longer time. Click here for photograph


A 3 day workshop of Radio Jockeying was conducted by RJ Bhavna and RJ Shadab of  RMR 107.8 FM at MRIS Sec 14 FBD, on 18th, 19th & 20thMay, 2015. 18 students of Grade 3 to 8 participated in this workshop. In this 3 days workshop, On first two days Ms. Bhavna & Mr. Shadab went to MRIS-14 and students were explained in detail the functioning, operation and airing of a 24 * 7 Radio programmes through a presentation. Students recorded short bytes that they had prepared e.g. poems, songs, stories, etc.

On the third day, 20th May, students visited the Radio Manav Rachna 107.8. Students arrived at the Radio Station accompanied by their Music Teachers. They were shown the three Studios (Production, Recording & On- Air) of the Radio Station. Each student recorded their prepared scripts and also witnessed live shows. Click here for photograph Kyle Connor Jersey