Indian society is divided into three major races, namely: Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, and Mongolic. These races speak 325 languages and 1,652 dialects. Hindi dialects are spoken by 422,048,642 (41.03%) Indians. They mainly believe in Hinduism (83.4%), Islam (10.7%), Christianity (2.4%), Sikhism (1.8%), Buddhism (0.7%) and Jainism (0.4%) (India census 2011). Further, Hindu society is divided into four castes: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras. Because of all these divisions, India, like most societies, has been marked by acute practices of social discrimination and exclusion. At different periods of history, protest movements arose against caste, gender, and religious discrimination. Yet prejudices remain and often, new ones emerge. Therefore, there is an ever growing challenge for ‘Satyaswar’ to be the voice of human development emphasizing freedom, equality, solidarity and tolerance for all. Although, the vision and mission statements of ‘Satyaswar’ emphasize the messages of evangelization and social harmony, other areas of concern were given adequate space in its programming.
‘Satyaswar’, the voice of truth, broadcast very relevant programs on scientific knowledge, spirituality, inspirational personalities, problems and pains suffered by modern persons as well as their remedies, and all developmental and progressive messages related to human development. In the face of growing regionalism, communal violence, social intolerance, economic gaps between the haves and have-nots, problems of globalization and environmental degradation, Satyaswar focused its vision and mission in proclaiming development and progress for all.
It has maintained its special place among other broadcasts as it is not influenced by modern commercial values. Instead, it promotes the Gospel values, culture, inter-religious harmony, and overall human development. In its vision and mission statements it states:
Vision Statement of 'Satyaswar'
“Satyaswar, the voice of truth, will always remain the harbinger of truth, justice and peaceful co-existence among the Hindi speaking people.”
Mission Statement of 'Satyaswar'
“Satyaswar, Hindi service is committed to proclaim the message of peace, harmony and brotherhood through all its programs based on 'Vasudhaivkutumbkum' the universal brotherhood.”