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Episode List for the Year 2006

 

No.

Date

Episode

Content

36

7/1/2006

Vimo SEWA 4

Rudiben and friends acted out the existence and importance of emergency insurance in major health crises that take individuals to hospitals. This episode divulged 9 hospitals in the city of Ahmedabad that had such programmes available for needy individuals.

37

14/1/2006

Kite Festival (Uttarayan)

Champaben went to a kite museum and discussed her trip with Rudiben & team. They also recognized the contributions of the 99% of Muslim women who are kite makers in Ahmedabad for the yearly Uttarayan festival in the state.

38

21/1/2006

SEWA Federation

Of the 96 women groups that SEWA Federation supports and helps organize, Labhuben of the Federation explained to listeners the process of getting involved as well as the ways in which joining can play a role in bettering wages, and other benefits for their lives.

39

28/1/2006

26 January

Rudiben and her friends celebrated India’s Independence Day by participating in the annual Delhi parade which they shared as it was being re-presented in front of them.

40

4/2/2006

Listener’s Letters Episode 4

Some of the response letters of episode numbers 20 to 29 (this time in song / antakshari style!) were shared and thoughts / ideas / feelings of Listeners received via postcards were shared.

41

11/2/2006

Vasant Panchami

Often in villages, women engage in cultural practices without knowing what they really mean. Rudi no Radio covered in depth story behind Vasant Panchami, which is an auspicious day for weddings as well as the day to worship Goddess Saraswati. This episode broached the importance of education in all aspects, including cultural education.

42

18/2/2006

Vimo SEWA 5

Accident insurance in the form of personal accidents and natural disasters is important for women that would benefit her in having some form of security in their lives. This episode provided information concerning the security through accident insurance to the forefront through an eye-opening skit.

43

25/2/2006

Sports Day

Rudi and her friends reminded listeners that games aren’t just for kids. In this episode, SEWA women went to SEWA’s main training facility centre at Manipur for a sports festival and spent their day learning new games and exercises.

44

4/3/2006

International Women’s Day

Rudiben was asked to give a speech in her village on the countless contributions of women both inside and outside of the home. Taking the example of SEWA’s founder, Elaben Bhatt, Rudiben communicated Elaben’s big but reachable dream of organizing all women in India for a collective better future.

45

11/3/2006

Gandhiji’s Salt March 2

In 1930, Gandhiji’s fight for the rights of salt workers in Gujarat was rekindled in this episode for the purpose of discussing the importance of identification cards for them. An expert was invited to talk about the benefits and necessities of I-cards.

46

18/3/2006

Solar Energy

SEWA Bank contacted Rudiben to share with her information on a new solar-powered hat (with fan attached) that would keep women cool and protect from the sun while they worked out on their farms. The benefit of the smokeless stove was also discussed.

47

25/3/2006

Vimo SEWA 6

Insurance premiums are rising, and so as a follow-up to previous episodes, Rudiben presented this information to women who were interested in taking insurance. Again, the importance of different types of insurance was discussed through skit.

48

1/4/2006

Navratri and Health care

Along with the changing seasons, the health changes follows. In this episode, women discussed the historical meaning behind the Chaitri Navratri, as well as homemade, Ayurvedic methods of maintaining health during this time.

49

8/4/2006

Ram Navami and Eid-e-Milad

Rudiben and her friends performed Hindu puja in celebration of Ram Navami, where they learned firsthand information on the celebration. They also celebrated the birth of Hazrat Ali Muhammad Payam Jabbar, a Muslim saint.

50

15/04/2006

Listener’s Letters Rudi no Radio’s 50th Episode / 1 Year Celebration!

In this episode, Rudiben, friends and listeners all celebrated Rudi no Radio’s completion of 1 year. The programme revolved around the conversations with listeners, sharing their letters, firecrackers, poetry and laughs!

51

22/4/2006

SEWA Health Care 1

Sunstroke in summer and basic remedies, Information on SEWA Health Care. AIDS.

52

29/4/2006

Labour day and formation of Gujarat

Information about formation of Gujarat Day, information about mill worker and masonry women workers.

53

6/5/2006

Recipes of Juices

Recipes of different juices like Fennel Seeds juice, Falsa fruit juice, etc.

54

13/5/2006

Weddings 2

Wedding songs of different community, message on happily wedded life.

20/5/2006

Programme Cancelled

55

27/5/2006

SEWA Health Care 2

Sunstroke in summer, and training on primary health care in villages.

56

3/6/2006

School Vacation

Information about C.L.C. centre. List of activities for children during vacation.

57

10/6/2006

Message on environment

Importance of Environment day, importance of trees in our life. Songs for saving Environment.

58

17/6/2006

Agriculture Work

Drama: Rudiben is working in the Agricultural field and is providing information about Farming.

59

24/6/2006

SEWA Health Care 3

Drama: Care of pregnant women, information about Child Care Center, HIV.

60

1/7/2006

De-addiction center (liquor)

Drama: Condition of  a house of liquor addicted person, bad effects of liquor, SEWA song on bad effect of Liquor. Declaration of the winner’s name.

61

8/7/2006

Listener’s Letters Episode 6

SEWA songs, interview of the listener from Kheda Districts. Namrataben's interview.

62

15/7/2006

Cattle Care

Drama: Dialogue between two pregnant buffalos.

63

22/7/2006

Female foeticide

Drama: The girl who is inside the mother's womb speaks about her pitiful condition to her mother. Importance of daughter.

64

29/7/2006

SEWA Health Care 4

Information about HIV infection, Child care.

65

5/8/2006

Agricultural and seedbed preparation

Informative songs on seedbed preparation. Information about flood and suggestion to deal with the same.

66

12/8/2006

Raksha Bandhan

Old diseases and their remedies.

67

19/8/2006

15 August (Independence day) and Janmashtami

3 Patriotic Songs. Celebration of 15 August and Janmashtami.

68

26/8/2006

HIV / AIDS SEWA Health Care 5

Information about skin related diseases, HIV symptoms and related information. Interview of HIV positive couple.

69

2/9/2006

Vimo SEWA 7

Information about Insurance and its process, case study of one woman on insurance, and song on Insurance.

70

9/9/2006

Teacher's Day and Literacy Day

Drama: Two Computer Class Adolescent girls become teacher. Information about literacy campaign, and importance of sharing name, village name and work.

71

16/9/2006

Vande Mataram Day (National day)

2 Patriotic Songs. Celebration of National day.

72

23/9/2006

HIV / AIDS SEWA Health Care 6

Care for HIV person. Information about balance diet.

73

30/9/2006

Women empowerment and celebration of Navratri festival

Types of Garba (folk dance of Gujarat), 2 Garba Songs on empowerment of SEWA women.

74

7/10/2006

Gandhi Jayanti

Importance of celebration of Gandhi Jayanti, and its celebration at Gandhi Ashram.

75

14/10/2006

Vimo SEWA 8

Importance of insurance. Song on Insurance, Insurance campaign, and information about the changes in premium.

21/10/2006

Programme Cancelled

28/10/2006

Programme Cancelled

76

4/11/2006

Listener’s Letters Episode 7

The response letters of listeners in form of Song, Shayari, Doha and New Year Celebrations.

77

11/11/2006

Children’s Day

Importance of Children day, song sung by daughters. Song on feedback of listeners.

78

18/11/2006

Vimo SEWA 9

Sharing of 3 case studies, depicting the importance of Insurance.

79

25/11/2006

T.B. (SEWA Health Care 7)

Types of T.B. and its remedies.

80

2/12/2006

International AIDS Awareness Day 1 / SEWA Health Care 8

Celebration of International AIDS Awareness Day, 2 Song on HIV.

81

9/12/2006

International Pollution Prevention Day 2

Importance of International Pollution Prevention Day. Information on sister organization - SEWA Health.

82

16/12/2006

Handicraft 2

Information about block printing work of SEWA sisters (by hand and by Machine) and information about the exhibition.

83

23/12/2006

Sex education (SEWA Health Care 9)

Child abuse. Information on AIDS.

84

30/12/2006

Christmas

Celebration of Christmas, and Song on Christmas.



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