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Friday, July 21, 2017

Obituary:आकाशवाणी इलाहाबाद के वरिष्ठ वार्ताकार डा.लक्ष्मी कान्त उपाध्याय का निधन !

आकाशवाणी इलाहाबाद के संस्कृत के वरिष्ठ वार्ताकार और श्री वंशीधर संस्कृत महा विद्यालय के पूर्व ज्योतिष विभागाध्यक्ष डा.लक्ष्मीकान्त उपाध्याय का 18 जुलाई को वाराणसी मे निधन हो गया । वे64 वर्ष के थे । डा.उपाध्याय संस्कृत के सुप्रतिष्ठित विद्वान थे । वेआर्यावर्त विद्वत्परिषद् के कार्यसमिति के वरिष्ठ सदस्य थे ।वे अनेक विद्वत्परिषदों से समादृत तथा शिक्षा जगत में काफी लोकप्रिय थे । आकाशवाणी इलाहाबाद के बहुत पुराने संस्कृत वार्ताकार थे ।उनके निधन से शिक्षण समाज को अपूरणीय क्षति हुई है । प्रसार भारती परिवार उनकी कीर्ति कौमुदी को नमन करते हुए उन्हें श्रध्दाँजलि अर्पित करता है।

सौजन्य से:डा.रामजी मिश्र,इलाहाबाद।
ब्लाग रिपोर्ट:प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी,लखनऊ।मोबाइल 9839229128

AIR Pune presents 7th “Nivedak Aaplya Bhetila” (Meet the Announcer) at Jam-Packed Auditorium

On 19th July at 5:30 p.m. AIR Pune organized seventh episode of serial “Nivedak Aaplya Bhetila” (Interact with Announcer). This event was organized in AIR Pune’s auditorium. This episode was presented by Smt. Gauri Lagoo. Even though it was raining, the auditorium was over packed. Response from AIR Pune’s listeners was tremendous.
Programme was started with audio drama ‘Khabarya’. A German novel was translated in Marathi by Shri. Manoj Bhise. On this novel drama was produced. This drama had Second World War’s background. How common people were living in Germany under a fear of Adolf Hitler was story of this drama. When drama was ended there was a pin drop silence in auditorium. After few seconds there was endless clapping from audience. Mrs. Lagoo practically presented how audio drama is produced in studio. After this presentation Smt. Lagoo gave information about her childhood. She shared her memories working with AIR Pune as child artist. She thanked her primary and secondary school for promoting her passion towards drama. After completing her graduation she got attached to Experimental Theatre. She also explained how she faced difficulties and managed the transmissions when she joined AIR Pune as announcer. Considering her passion towards drama, officers of AIR Pune given her opportunity to serve in drama section. She proved this design right by producing various serials like ‘Punyache Antrang’, ‘Rangyatra’,’Kathantar’ etc. which were well appreciated by listeners. 

She also produced nine episode drama serial ‘Vanshvruksha’. This serial was based on novel written by famous Kannada novelist Shri. S.L. Bhyrappa. The novel was translated in Marathi by Smt. Uma Kulakrani. After insisting by Smt. Lagoo, Smt. Kulkarni wrote script for this serial. Smt. Lagoo called upon stage famous Marathi writers cum artists Shri. Madhav Vaze, Shri. Anant Kanho and Smt. Uma Kulkarni one by one. They appreciated Smt. Lagoo for her contribution in producing such great serials and shared their experience working with her. 

During this event Shri. A.K. Hebbalkar (Engg. Asst.) acquainted the audience with Transmitter setup. With the help of Power Point Presentation he explained how audio signal is transmitted from Control Room to Transmitter. Then how it is amplified, superimposed on carrier and transmitted up to listener’s Radio set. He also given tips how to receive good signals on their receivers at home. His explanation and presentation in simple language was highly appreciated. Shri. Mangesh Waghmare who was hosting the event invited Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye, Asst. Director (Engg.) and Shri. Gopal Autee , Dy. Director and Head of Programme, upon dais. Both officers pat Mrs. Lagoo for her dedication and wished her more success in future. 
Smt. Gauri Lagoo thanked Smt. Jyoti Ranjekar for extending technical help especially inserting video effects and photos showing on screen when signature tunes of various serials produced by her, were played. The recording of this programme was carried out by Shri. Ravindra Ranjekar and his team comprising Smt. Ranjekar, Shri. Ghatole and Shri. Raut. The recording of this event will be scheduled to broadcast on Pune ‘A’ channel in two parts, at the earliest. Programme was concluded after vote of thanks.

A three day Workshop on “Reconciliation of Accounts” conducted by RABM(P), Thiruvananthapuram

The three-day workshop on "Reconciliation of Accounts" which started on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at RABM(P), Thiruvananthapuram, concluded today ie the 20th July 2017 Thursday. The Workshop was inaugurated by Shri. Radhakrishnan.S, ADP, RABM(P) who was the Course Coordinator of the Course.

20 UDCs and LDCs - belonging to various All India Radio Stations and Doordarshan Kendras in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala participated in the Workshop. Visiting Faculties dealt in detail with the topics such as Cash Book, Bank Book, Ledger, Journal, Expenditure Register & Bank Reconciliation, Reconciliation with the PAO etc: Practical Exercises on Payments, Receipts & Reconciliation were conducted during the three days. The visiting faculty prepared question papers based on the subjects taught and the participants were made to solve the papers. Such test paper exercise served a lot in clearing the doubts in the minds of the participants and equipping them to handle the subjects with ease in their official life.

Contributed by :- RABM Trivandrum ,

आकाशवाणी वडोदरा में राजभाषा विभाग, क्षेत्रीय कार्यान्वयन कार्यालय (पश्चिम) का निरीक्षण

डॉ. सुनीता यादव, उपनिदेशक (कार्यान्वयन), राजभाषा विभाग, क्षेत्रीय कार्यान्वयन कार्यालय (पश्चिम), नवी मुंबई ने दिनांक 19.07.2017 को संघ की राजभाषा नीति का कार्यान्वयन एवं हिन्दी के प्रगामी प्रयोग की स्थिति का आकाशवाणी वडोदरा में निरीक्षण किया । 
उन्होने निरीक्षण के दौरान कार्यालय में हिन्दी में किए जा रहे कार्यों पर अपनी खुशी दर्शायी । साथ ही कार्यालय में हिन्दी का ज्यादा से ज्यादा प्रयोग करने के लिए सभी अधिकारीयों और कर्मचारियों को उचित मार्गदर्शन भी दिया ।

द्वारा योगदान :- आकाशवाणी वडोदरा,

TRAI Launches Consultation on Digital Broadcasting

TRAI has launched a consultation process inviting comments on facilitating the deployment of digital broadcasting by private FM radio broadcasters. Even as it noted that All India Radio is active in implementation of digital radio in MW and SW bands, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India today noted that there appears to be no initiative in FM radio space either by public or private FM radio broadcasters.

Since FM is primarily used for analogue transmission, it appears as if the frequency allocations under these policy guidelines are only for analogue transmission. Analogue FM technology can provide only one channel per frequency. Therefore, existing FM radio channels provide limited services to their listeners. In addition, analogue radio broadcasting is facing competition from emerging technologies and other platforms like webcasting, podcasting, Internet streaming etc.

In view of this, the TRAI has suo moto issued a consultation paper on issues related to digital radio broadcasting in India. Stakeholders have been asked to respond to the various questions raised by TRAI by 4 September with counter-comments if any by 18 September 2017.  Read more.

Click here for consultation paper.

​From : ​ DRM India Chapter Noticeboard - July 2017
Forwarded by : Ashok Joshi

Thursday, July 20, 2017

HMIB Smriti Irani visits Prasar Bharati House, New Delhi

HMIB Smriti Irani with Prasar Bharati CEO & Chairman at Prasar Bharati House, New Delhi.

Forwarded By :- Shri. Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & ​Prasar Bharati ​Social Media

Success Story - George Kuruvilla: Elevating Broadcast Industry in Collaboration with Technology

.............. The establishment of a digital ecosystem is underway for Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) overlooked by its Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. George Kuruvilla.

Before George took charge as CMD in 2015, there were only 4 verticals at BECIL namely; Radio Group, TV Group, Defense & Communication Group and Regional Office (South). George added new verticals – CCTV & Surveillance and e-Governance & IT. A separate vertical was also formed to handle the Common Transmission Infrastructure (CTI) projects after the auction of Phase III frequencies for Private FM Broadcasters.

George Kuruvilla, an Indian Broadcast Engineering Service Officer (87 batch) and an M. Tech in Digital Communication System from IIT Roorkee, after serving All India Radio, Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati Secretariat for about 23 years in different senior positions, joined BECIL as General Manager and thereafter as full time Director (O&M)...........  ..............

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67साल का हुआ आकाशवाणी के संगीत का अ.भा.कार्यक्रम !

जी हां ,20 जुलाई 1950 को आकाशवाणी के बहु आयामी प्रसारण की दुनियां में संगीत के अखिल भारतीय कार्यक्रमों के प्रसारण का सिलसिला प्रारम्भ हुआ था।यूं तो इसके पूर्व ही आकाशवाणी ने अपनी स्थापना के समय से ही राजा रजवाड़ों,नवाबों और कोठों पर संरक्षित संगीत को सम्मानजनक मंच और श्रोता प्रदान कर दिये थे।लेकिन संगीत के अलग अलग क्षेत्रों की विशेष प्रस्तुतियों के लिए एक बड़े मंच की ज़रुरत थी जो इस माध्यम से इसको अखिल भारतीय स्वरुप देकर पूरी की गई।अपनी इस अनवरुद्ध 67 साल की रोमांचक यात्रा में इस कार्यक्रम ने अनेक नये आयाम दिए।आगे चलकर रेडियो संगीत सम्मेलनों ने तो चार चांद लगा दिये।अब हर साल आकाशवाणी संगीत सम्‍मेलन समारोह का सजीव आयोजन देश के लगभग दो दर्जन आकाशवाणी स्‍टेशनों पर किया जाने लगा है जिसमें हिन्‍दुस्‍तानी तथा कर्नाटक संगीत के कलाकार भाग लेते हैं।इतना ही नहीं आकाशवाणी ने क्षेत्रीय ,लोक तथा सुगम संगीत के भी सजीव समारोह करने आरंभ कर किए जो आकाशवाणी संगीत सम्‍मेलन के समकक्ष ही हैं। संगीत के अ.भा.कार्यक्रमों,आकाशवाणी संगीत सम्‍मेलनों आदि का प्रयोजन अपने देश की समृद्ध लोक सांस्‍कृतिक विरासत और कला को सामने लाना, प्रोत्‍साहन देना और आगे बढ़ाना है। उधर नई प्रतिभाओं की खोज के लिए आकाशवाणी द्वारा अखिल भारतीय संगीत प्रतिस्‍पर्द्धा का आयोजन किया जाता है। आकाशवाणी संगीत प्रतिस्‍पर्द्धा युवाओं के बीच मौजूद नई प्रतिभाओं की खोज और तलाश के लिए एक नियमित कार्यक्रम है। हिन्‍दुस्‍तानी/कर्नाटक संगीत की श्रेणी में हर साल कई नई प्रतिभाओं को जोड़ा गया है।चयनित युवा कलाकारों को ग्रेड देकर सम्मान और प्रोत्साहन मिलता है।

संगीत के अ.भा.कार्यक्रमों का प्रसारण दिल्ली केन्द्र से प्रत्येक मंगलवार और शनिवार को प्राय:एक या डेढ़ घंटे का होता है और लगभग सभी केन्द्र इसे रिले करते हैं।इसकी रिकार्डिंग में अन्य केन्द्रों का भी योगदान होता है।संगीत के नामचीन कलाकार इसमें अपनी प्रस्तुतियां देकर आज भी विशेष गौरव का अनुभव करते हैं।इससे जुड़ी एक रोचक घटना आकाशवाणी -दूरदर्शन के उप महानिदेशक पद से रिटायर्ड डा.सतीश कुमार ग्रोवर ने ब्लाग रिपोर्टर से शेयर की जो प्रसंगवश पाठकों से शेयर कर रहा हूं।यह बात उन दिनों की है जब ग्रोवर साहब आकाशवाणी लखनऊ में के.नि.पद पर काम कर रहे थे।इसके पूर्व वे आकाशवाणी वाराणसी में वर्षों संगीत के कार्यक्रम अधिकारी रह चुके थे और भारत रत्न उस्ताद बिस्मिल्ला खां साहब उन्हें बहुत प्यार करते थे।उन्हीं उस्ताद जी की रिकार्डिंग का दिल्ली से इसी अ.भा.संगीत कार्यक्रम में प्रसारण होना था और प्रसारण के दो तीन दिन पहले पता चला कि टेप ग़ायब है।सबके होश उड़ गये कि अब तो किसी न किसी की नौकरी गयी।बिस्मिल्ला खां साहब के सामने जाने और फ़िर से उसी फ़ीस में रिकार्डिंग करवा पाने की किसी को हिम्मत नहीं हो पा रही थी ।दिल्ली के सम्बन्धित अधिकारी ने लखनऊ और वाराणसी एक करते हुए इस विपत्ति से उबरने की गुहार लगाई तो संकट मोचक की भूमिका में डा.ग्रोवर को आना पड़ा।वे टूर पर वाराणसी गये और स्टेशन से सीधे उस्ताद जी के घर पहुंचे।उनकी ख़ैर सलामती पूछने के बाद उस्ताद जी ने जब लखनऊ से वाराणसी आने का कारण पूछा तो ग्रोवर साहब ने संकोच करते हुए बताया कि दिल्ली से फ़ोन आया है कि आपकी रिकार्डिंग की थोड़ी क्वालिटी ख़राब मिली है इसलिए एक बार फ़िर से आपको उसी रिकार्डिंग के लिए ज़हमत उठानी होगी ......

उस्ताद जी पहले तो ख़ूब गुस्साए ।बड़बड़ाए...बड़े लापरवाह हो आप लोग..उसी वक़्त क्वालिटी चेक कर लिए होते..लेकिन या ख़ुदा... फ़िर राजी हो गये।और,उसी फ़ीस में आकाशवाणी वाराणसी में फ़िर से उनकी रिकार्डिंग सम्पन्न हुई और वह टेप मैसेन्जर के हाथ दिल्ली भेजा गया। सबकी जान में जान आई ।इस तरह सुचारु रुप से ठीक समय पर यह प्रसारण सम्पन्न हुआ।डा.ग्रोवर आज भी उन लमहों को याद करते हुए ,उस्ताद जी के अपने प्रति प्यार को याद कर भावुक हो उठते हैं। ऐसा कम ही हो पाता है कि हम अपनी रोजमर्रा की आफ़िशियल दिनचर्या में किसी बड़े कलाकार के इतना आत्मीय बन सकें।ऐसे ही गुणी अधिकारियों,वादक कलाकारों के सहयोग से आज भी संगीत की दुनियां में आकाशवाणी एक महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा रहा है जिसकी हर कलाकार भूरि भूरि प्रशंसा करता है।

ब्लाग रिपोर्ट:प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी,लखनऊ।,prafulla kumar Tripathi


KARKIDDOM ONNU From July 17 onwards in All Kerala Network
TIMINGS : MORNING – 06:15 AM To 06:30 AM
Repeat Broadcast EVENING – 05:30 PM To 05:45 PM

“Ramayana Porul” an interpretation of Ramayana by Eminent Scholars - 07:00 AM To 07:05 AM daily. 

Also Broadcast in “ANANTHAPURI FM – 101.9 @ Morning 0615 - 0630

As per Malayalam calendar, Karkiddom is the last month of the year and often known as the dark month of a year. It starts with July 17th according to Gregorian calendar and ends with August 16th. This month is known for its sufferings as heavy rainfall during this month brings illness and other contagious disease. For a common people, who are depended on agriculture to earn a living, have to suffer due to nature’s fury as heavy floods and soil erosion take away their crops. It becomes difficult to venture out for any work during this month.

One of the important aspects of this month is going for Ayurvedic treatment. A special preparation known as ‘Karkidaka Kanji’ is prepared using different types of grains and medicinal leaves. On the Amavasi day of Karkidakam, people pay homage to their ancestors by performing vavu bali at temples or holy rivers. 

To overcome their difficulties, people read “Adhyathma Ramayana” throughout this month. The Ramayana is recited at homes and temples which is considered auspicious. Hence, this month is also known as “Ramayana Maasam” or “Ramayana” Month. 

Akashvani Thiruvananthapuram has also geared up for this occasion and has started broadcasting of recital of “Adhyamtha Ramayana” recited by eminent artists viz. Dr. K. Omanankutty, Shri. Kavalam Sree Kumar, Shri. Srivalson J. Menon, Dr. B. Arundhati and Shri. Navaeen. This recital of Ramayana can be heard daily from 06:15 am to 06:30 am at `1161 KHz from AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 576 KHz, AIR, Alappuzha and all Kerala Network and also through internet and AIR Mobile App,. A repeat broadcast is given from 05:30 pm to 05:45 pm same day. 

Contributed By: Vinod Kumar, PA TO DDE,

Making sense of the media

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether. This was a time when the state-run Radio Nepal was in its heyday and it kept its listeners tuned into everything—religion, current events, folk and modern songs, agriculture, children’s programmes and even teacher training. On the short wave, some would occasionally listen in to Hindi songs broadcast on the All India Radio or current affairs on BBC Nepali. Since our village in Tehrathum received no terrestrial signal for Nepal Television—at a time when cable TV was a far-fetched idea in remote towns—our occasional glimpses of the Mahabharata would be at shops in the district headquarters, where schoolchildren climbed one-and-a-half hours to school each day. Even the sarkari Gorkhapatra newspaper arrived at government offices one or two days after it was published in the Capital. These broadsheets, which were handed down to me by a cousin who worked for the Khanepani Sansthan, I turned into wall posters. So, each morning, I woke to the same headlines—Pete Sampras’ first victory; Sex scandals of 1990.

The programme Chautari, which aired Saturday nights on Radio Nepal, was my father’s favourite. On Fridays, at the weekly market in the uphill Myanglung Bazaar, he would make it a point to buy a pair of Eveready batteries. Then, while working in the fields with us, he hung the licensed radio (owning a radio at the time required government licensing) on a tree and played it on full volume until the batteries ran out. Those days are long gone, when early morning songs of bhakti blared as alarm clocks from the radio. Three decades on, we live in an era of an information explosion. Particularly in the cities and towns, there is a deluge of information: a multitude of newspapers, magazines, tabloids, party mouthpieces and gossip periodicals; dozens of radio broadcasters and scores of domestic and foreign television channels. Add to that Facebook, which all young and the old must have, and you have a host of outlets competing for your fleeting attention. Today, information is not consumed from one singular portal, as we once did growing up; it has many faces and avatars, depending on what platform you are on.

Today, Marshall McLuhan’s words: “Time has ceased and space has vanished”, seem truer than ever before due to rapid advancements in information and communication technologies and travel. This has served Nepalis well with more and more citizens spreading across the wider world. Beginning with their outward movement since the first Great War as foot soldiers, they are now present in most countries as students, entrepreneurs, labourers, and residents. This has deepened our concern with global events such as the recent intercontinental ballistic missile test by North Korea—things we now discuss remotely with friends in a foreign land or consume via mass media—since thousands of Nepalis are engaged in well-paid jobs in South Korea and Japan that have tenuous relations with the belligerent regime. The rampant proliferation of media in Nepal, no doubt, is good for a federal, republican democracy taking root, but therein also lies a crucial problem. Media managers would do well to standardise their practices and products to help readers who are perplexed by the differences in plain facts between two newspapers. The FM radio in Nepal, which elsewhere in South Asia only runs social and entertainment shows, is unable to define its role in a society where politics dominates other affairs to the point of public indifference. And while TV broadcasters are also growing in number outside Kathmandu, little is being done to rein in the sensationalising of news stories and dramatic packaging that more often than not converts current affairs into soap operas.

In this context, the onus undoubtedly falls on the media to once again begin reporting issues in a way that peels beneath the surface, to move beyond relaying discredited leaders’ rhetoric all the time. Radios, which have the widest reach in Nepal, for instance, can produce programmes that can help farmers with information on weather, new technologies and farm implements, and the market. Students can also be aided with informative programmes and tutorials. Business reports too must go past commercial interest advertorials to expose monopolies and cartels, adulteration and revenue plunder. The press could be anything; but it must obviously be a permanent watchdog of state policies and practices of public position holders. Fairly or unfairly, it has been, wholly or partially, a nuisance for politicians, officials, moral police and businesses. Evidently, regimes often talk of reining in media with proposed mechanisms. But many still salute its revolutionary past when it supported popular movements against repressive regimes.............

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