Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has written a letter to the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, urging him to immediately restore the Yuva Vani services of All India Radio Service from Jammu. Dr. Singh took serious exception to the earlier order to discontinue this service without assigning any convincing reasons and requested the Minister of Information and Broadcasting to review this decision.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Yuva Vani service was started from All India Radio Jammu in 1973 with a view to encourage the young talent and provide an outlet for youth broadcasters and youth artists. Over the years, it had proved to be highly popular among radio listeners in general and youth in particular, he added.
Dr.Jitendra Singh also pointed out to the reports that the earlier Government’s decision was politically motivated and said that this sends out a negative signal at a time when there is an all out effort to provide fair governance without any discrimination.