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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

AIR Alleppey celebrated its anniversary on 17.07





100 KW MW NEC-MB-121B High Power Transmitter at Alappuzha (Alleppey) was formally inaugurated on 17th July 1971.Later on, this was replaced and upgraded with a 2x100 KW BEL Transmitter Type HMB140 , commissioned on 15th April 1999. This High Power Transmitter is a Relay Transmitter of Primary Channel of Capital station AIR,Thiruvananthapuram. 

For AIR, Alappuzha 5 KW FM Transmitter have been approved and the civil work is under progress. 

The AIR establishment at Alleppey is spread over two sites. The office block and 11 staff quarters are situated in a site at Pathirappalli, measuring 1.349 acres of land. . The Transmitter building and other ancillary buildings, mast, feeder lines etc. are located in another site at Kalavoor, two kilometers towards North of Pathirappalli Office along NH 47. 

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes all staff and non staff members of AIR Alleppey on its anniversary.

Source : M.Goury, DDG(E)

Silver Jubilee programme of Doordarshan Kendra, Dibrugarh

RPCC Meeting at Shirdi on 16th and 17th July.



AIR launches Odia language multimedia web radio service for Diaspora


The All India Radio has launched an Odia language multimedia web radio service for the Odia diaspora spread across the globe, according to an official statement.The internet and App-based service, the first-ever in Odia language for the Odia diaspora, will feature national and regional news, current affairs, music, programmes based on culture, literature, heritage, tourism and economy, among other topics.One of the unique features of this interactive internet radio linked to various social media platforms would be the Odia language lessons for the young children of the Odia PIOs and NRIsto keep in touch with their mother tongue, the statement said.


Forwarded By:-Alokesh Gupta'alokeshgupta@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

AIR Nagpur celeberated 70th Anniversary


All India Radio, Nagpur, a pilot station, installed immediately after All India Radio Patna, Cuttack, in very first year of Independence, was the cultural focal point of the then Central Province and Berar Region. 

All India Radio, Nagpur opened its inaugural transmission on Friday 16th July, 1948 at 6:30 PM with “Vande-matarame” by Master Krishan Rao, Special messages from Sardar Vallahbhai Patel, the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting to Government of India and from Mangaldas Pakkwasa, the then Governor of Central province and Berar region was broadcast. 

Inaugural session of All India Radio, Nagpur was marked by the presence of vertran Master Krishna Rao, Ustad Allauddin Kha Sahib and renowned singer Shanta Apte, Kavi Anil and Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj. Pandit Dwarka Prasad Misra was present to grace the occasion and addressed the distinguished gathering. 

Major attractions of the First days live broadcast were Patriotic Song by Master Krishna Rao, Khyal and Tumari “Pi Ki boli na bol” by actress and singer Shanta Apte. Poetry recital of Kavi Anil and Khanjari Bhajan by Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj. 

Regular transmission of All India Radio, Nagpur from 7.30 to 9.00 in the morning and 5.00 to 10.30 in the evening was scheduled from 17th July 1948 with its popular programmes like Ram Ram Mandali (Farm and Home), Nari Niketan (Womens prog.), Balvihar (Children prog.), Marathi and Hindi Radio plays alongwith Classical and light Music Programmes. All India Radio, Nagpur in a very short period., become the most popular media unit, under the dynamic leadership of its first Station Director Shri Umashakar and First Station Engineer Shri Raghwachari. 

Head of Office convey Heartly Greetings to all its Listeners , Artists ,the staff and well wishers on the occasion of 70th Anniversary.

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes all staff and non staff members of AIR Nagpur on its 70th anniversary.

Source : Y.H.Chiwande, HOO

Iconic Photo Geeta Dutt : 'Yaad karoge, yaad karoge, ik din humko yaad karoge


Geeta was about to step into her teens. One day she was crooning a song in her flat, music director K. Hanuman Prasad happened to hear her voice. He was much impressed, and therefore, persuaded her parents to have her try to sing in films. K. Hanuman Prasad took Geeta under his patronage, trained and groomed her in singing and later launched her into singing in the movies. Geeta Dutt is supposed to have sung over 1200 songs in Hindi films. In addition she has also sung songs in many Indian regional languages including Marathi, Bengali, Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri and Punjabi.The versatility of Geeta Dutt showed up in songs which could be picturized in a cabaret joint — ‘Babujee dheere chalna’ (Aar Paar, 1954) on one hand, and devotional songs set in an ashram — ‘Jai Jagdeesh hare’ (Anand Math, 1952), on the other. Her voice singing ‘Koyi door say aawaz de’ haunts you long after you have watched Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam(1962 ).“Geeta Dutt was thandi hawa and kaali ghata rolled into one. The moment she came, you got the refreshing feeling of aa hi gayi jhoom ke. There was a rare swing in her voice.

She hit you like a thunderclap……….This made Geeta Dutt the one singer that Lata Mangeshkar really feared. In training and technique Lata was way ahead but neither training nor technique was of much use when pitted against Geeta in the recording room……..This put Lata on the defensive and I think she avoided singing with Geeta as far as possible. I vaguely remember Lata acknowledging this fact when Geeta died on July 20, 1972.”In early 1957 while selecting the ten best songs that she has sung, Geeta Dutt mentioned ' People have a complex that successful film songs are not necessary the best. I beg to differ. If a song catches public fancy it could only be because of all round perfection in all departments - in its music, in its writing, in its singing. Should I then list my ten best songs or my ten most popular songs? The dividing line, I feel is very thin. The songs that have stood the test of public approval and the songs that have personally appealed to me are the same. '

The ten songs she selected then represented definite landmarks in her singing career. They are:'Mat ja mat ja jogi' (Jogan - 1950 ) This was her own personal favourite.'Mera sundar sapna beet gaya' (Do Bhai - 1947 ) 'Na yeh chand hoga' (Shart - 1954 ) 'Tadbir se bigdi hui taqdeer' (Baazi - 1951 ) 'Yeh lo main hari piya' (Aar Paar - 1954 ) 'Khayalon mein kisike' (Baawre Nain - 1950 ) with Mukesh 'Aaj sajan mohe ang laga lo' (Pyaasa - 1957 ) 'Jaane kya tunhe kahi' (Pyaasa - 1957 ) 'Ae dil mujhe bata de' (Bhai Bhai - 1956 ) 'Hai yeh duniya kaunsi' (Sailaab - 1956 ) This as mentioned was in early 1957. Citing the reason for her selections Geeta mentioned: ' I feel that a song must express human emotions in simple language and in a tune that affords the singer sufficient scope to do full justice to the thought underlying the lyric. I feel that the songs I have listed are simple enough to be appreciated by people of all ages at all times.' Some of Geeta's best work for e.g. 'Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam' from Kaagaz ke Phool(1959), 'Chale aao, chale aao' from Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962) and the songs of Anubhav (1971) were to come later and naturally they do not find a place in that list.Her famous filmmaker husband, Guru Dutt (born July 9,1925) had died eight years before, on October 10, 1964, at age 39. It is indeed a great tragedy that Indian cinema lost two of its brightest artists so early. These two famous and enormously talented film personalities have, in their short but brilliant careers, left behind so many treasures, that they will be remembered for ever and ever by their fans, with love and gratitude.


Forwarded By :-Mitul Kansal ,kansalmitul@gmail.com

Industrial Training Programme for Polytechnic College Faculties is organised by NABM, Delhi in AIR Pune.


Five days Industrial Training Programme (Session No.183693) is organised by National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia (Tech.) Delhi in coordination with Doordarshan Pune and All India Radio Pune. Inauguration of this session is conducted on 16th July, 2018 in AIR Pune's auditorium. Faculties in Electronics and Tele-communication Engineering of affiliated Polytechnics are participating in this training. At the beginning of inaugural session audio visual presentations on history of All India Radio and history of Doordarshan were displayed on screen. Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye (Asst. Director, Engg.) delivered welcome speech. Then Smt. Kalpana Gokhe (Director, Engg. Doordarshan Pune) interacted with participants. It was followed by Key note lecture of  Shri. Ashish Bhatnagar (Deputy Director General, Engg. & Head of Office, AIR Pune)on the topic 'Evolution of Broadcasing'. He emphasised on 'Evolution of Broadcasting'. Smt. Jyoti Kaulwar (Engg. Asst. AIR Pune) hosted the programme. Smt. Jyoti Kaulwar (Engg. Asst. AIR Pune) coordinated the programme.

This is 7th training programme organised on request of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education for their affiliated polytechnic college faculties. Earlier more than one hundred and fifty faculties had been trained in the training. Shri. S.D.Pant (Dy. Director, Engg. NABM Delhi) is course Director and Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye is course Co-ordinator. During training, participants will visit All India Radio Pune , Doordarshan Pune studios and control rooms, FM Transmitter and Doordarshan Transmitter located at Sinhagad and 100 KW DRM Transmitter at Hadpasar. The training will be concluded on 20th July, 2018. Shri. Ashok Kale (Asst. Director Engg.) Shri. Ravindra Ranjekar (AE), Shri. S.M.Chaudhari and other staff members are extending their contribution to make this training session successful.

Shri MZ Alam,Joint Director,RNU , Mumbai retired ( VRS) on 16.07.2018




Our Joint Director , News, Shri MZ Alam is retiring ( VRS) today after serving for 33 years approx. He is a well known figure as he has headed the RNU , Mumbai which is the zonal head station. He also has immense experience serving DD News as Deputy Director, PIB ( Urdu Section), DFP Department of field publicity as FPO, Field publicity officer in Siliguri and Patna. He happens to be very cordial in maintaining good relations with our fellow colleagues and public both on professional and personal front. AIR Mumbai also gave a grand farewell recently. Request you to please post the details of the same on our Prasar Bharati Parivar blog so that others are also aware of the same. Sharing few visuals.Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life.

Forwarded by :-VIVEK WANKHADE ,vivek.desider@gmail.com

Celebration of the Rathayatra Car Festival of Lord Jagannath





The auspicious annual car festival of Lord Jagannath with elder brother Lord Balarama and sister Devi Subhadra was celebrated on 14th July, 2018 at the Purusottama Kshetra, Puri. Devotees from all over India and a few countries abroad flocked in hundreds of thousands in number and participated in pulling the chariots of the three deities. Extensive live coverage was given to the festive occasion in a befitting manner in the state as well as the National hook up. The regional commentary started at 7.30 in the morning and national commentary in Hindi and English started at 9.00 AM. The commentaries continued till the pulling of chariots were over by 5.00 pm in the evening.The Station Head Sri A.C.Subudhi, DDG(E) and Programme Head Sri T.K.Rout were present in the commentary booths.

Forwarded By-akashvani cuttack ,aircuttack@gmail.com

Monday, July 16, 2018

RPCC Meeting held at AIR DHARWAD

 Regional Programme Coordination Committee meeting held on 13.07.2018 at conference room,  All India Radio, Dharwad.  Rajkumar Upadhyaya, ADG(SR I & II) gave key note address.  AIR Bangalore, CBS, CRD(Marketing), All India Radio Stations of  Bhadravathi, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Hassan, Hospet, Bellary, Karwar, Kalburagi, Mangalore, Madikeri, Mysore, Raichuru Stations were attended the meeting.   
Meeting was started 10am and it went upto 7pm.  State hookup coordinated programmes, review of revenue generation, identifying common chunks with contributions from different Stations on daily/weekly basis, exchange of hindi lessons produced at different Stations for rescheduling, chunks for State hook up for Children programme GST recovery clarification, Samskar Geetha programme etc., were discussed in this meeting.  
Satish B. Parvathikar, Programme Head welcomed the gathering.  Vote of  thanks made by Girish Patil, PEX. 

Contribution: K. Ashok, PEX, CRD, Bengaluru. Mob: 9449259218

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