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Monday, July 16, 2018

New Farm and Home Broadcast Series in association with Government of Kerala at AIR Thiruvananthapuram

    
“Onathinu Oru Muram Pachakkari” (A Basket of Vegetables for Onam) is a mega project initiated by the Government of Kerala to develop Horticulture in the State. Based on this project, All India Radio is going to broadcast a 10-episode programme series with a branded sponsorship from the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of Kerala. 
The programme series is titled as “Kaykari Samrudha Keralam, Aayurarogya Keralam” (Kerala prosper with Vegetables, Kerala prosper with Health). This series will be broadcast by Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kozhikode stations of All India Radio. Broadcast will be commencing from Wednesday, 18th July 2018. The introductory message for this programme was given by Dr. P K Jayasree IAS, Director of Agriculture, Government of Kerala. The interview with the Director was done by Shri. Muraleedharan Thazhakara, Programme Executive (Farm & Home) at the studio of All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram. 

Contributed by :- Shri. Sandeep Suresh, Trex. All India Radio - Thiruvananthapuram.
air.sandeep@hotmail.com

Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, Ministry of Finance clarification.


No. 21/3/2017-E.IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi,the 12th July, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether Transport Allowance at double the normal rate is admissible to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government who have been provided with Government Accommodation within one km. of office or within the campus housing the place of work and residence.
2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it is clarified that persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, as mentioned in Para 2(iii) of OM No. 21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance as per 7th CPC rates, are eligible to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates + DA thereon, irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus – housing the place of work and residence or Govt. or private accommodation within one km. of office.
3. All other terms and conditions regulating the Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will remain the same.
4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source and Credit :- http://www.govemployees.in/2018/07/13/transport-allowance-at-double-the-normal-rates-these-central-gov-employees-mof-order/

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Kamal Barot : Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra

Kamal Barot who sang beautiful songs like any other playback singer. But this lady also ended up with an abrupt career with a stamp as a supporting singer. SHE HAS ONE WONDERFUL TECHNIQUE OF CHANGING HER VOICE TO SUIT CHILDREN, NAUGHTY TEENS AND DANCERS.
"KAMAL BAROT" popularly known and acclaimed across the globe for her hit songs like "Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra" & many more has been a veteran singer of the Indian Film Industry (Bollywood) since the 1960's. She has been the voice of MORE THAN 200 SONGS in the Bollywood Industry. Her passion for singing never knew boundaries and she believed in travelling around the world to absorb more from and for music. One Such Experience of her visit to Pakistan left her with a beautiful memory of the Legendary singer Noor Jahan and her in Lahore where she inhaled godliness of music in its purest form with various poets and singers. It was during this visit that she recorded 4 songs written and composed by various poets and composers. She introduced Mehendi Hassan for the first time in India from Pakistan and Runa Laila from Bangladesh.
Mostly preferred in duets or triplets, her signature was the child like voice she had. Still, very competent and complimentary with the one with whom she used to sing. She was also a choice with music directors whenever there was any bubbly song to be recorded. Kamal with Mukesh shared an unusual chemistry in singing, for which they came up with couple of songs which turned out to be a great amalgamation of the voices which were literally opposite to each other. Her duets with Mukesh like “Na Jaane Chand Kaisa Hoga”, “Jab Se Hum Tum Baharon Mein” & “Hum Bhi Kho Gaye Hain” are the classic example of interplay of phrases between male-female voices. She was also paired up with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle & Suman Kalyanpur with the popular scores like “Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra”, “Dadi Amma Dadi Amma” & “Garjat Barsat Sawan Aayo Re” 

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

ऑल इंडिया रेडियो के प्रसारक के तौर पर करियर की शुरुआत करने वाले एनआरआइ पत्रकार महेंद्र कौल का लंदन में निधन


श्रीनगर में जन्मे प्रतिष्ठित भारतवंशी पत्रकार और प्रसारक महेंद्र कौल का बुधवार (11 जुलाई) को लंदन में निधन हो गया। 95 वर्षीय कौल कुछ समय से बीमार थे। लंदन स्थित आवास पर उनके देहांत के समय उनकी पत्नी रजनी और बेटी कल्याणी मौजूद थीं।

रेडियो कश्मीर से अपने करियर की शुरुआत करने वाले कौल ने ऑल इंडिया रेडियो के प्रसारक के तौर पर पत्रकारिता में अपनी पहचान बनाई। वाशिंगटन स्थित वॉइस ऑफ अमेरिका में कुछ दिन काम करने के बाद वह लंदन में बीबीसी से जुड़े, जहां उन्होंने करीब दो दशक तक दक्षिण एशियाई दर्शकों के लिए कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए।

कौल का 'अपना ही घर समझिए' कार्यक्रम दर्शकों के बीच काफी मशहूर हुआ और 14 साल तक उसका प्रसारण किया गया। उन्होंने ब्रिटेन की पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री मार्ग्रेट थैचर, भारत की पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री इंदिरा गांधी, फिल्म अभिनेता राज कपूर और दिलीप कुमार जैसी कई नामी-गिरामी हस्तियों का साक्षात्कार भी लिया।

1975 में वह 'ऑर्डर ऑफ द ब्रिटिश अंपायर' से सम्मानित होने वाले पहले एनआरआइ बने। कौल के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त करते हुए लॉर्ड स्वराज पॉल ने कहा, 'उनके जैसे महान व्यक्ति और दोस्त को खोना बहुत दुखदायी है। ब्रिटेन में रह रहे भारतीयों की छवि बेहतर करने में उनका योगदान महत्वपूर्ण है।'

प्रसार भारती परिवार की ओर से विनम्र तथा भवभीन श्रद्धांजलि

Credit :-  https://m.jagran.com/…/united-kingdom-veteran-nri-broadcast…
साभार :- दैनिक जागरण, 11 जुलाई 2018
स्रोत :- श्री. जावेंद्र कुमार ध्रुव जी के फेसबुक अकाउंट से

Satish Atla from Warangal earns laurels as announcer

A live quiz programme on Air going on continuously since 2014, without interruption is going to enter record books. The credit goes to Satish Atla, who has been conducting the quiz and completed 191 episodes. 

It should be mentioned here that the quiz programme has been highly helpful to many unemployed youth to grab job opportunities. Satish, an award-winning radio presenter, is born in Kamaram village of Atmakur mandal of Warangal Rural district. After completing postgraduation in MBA and Journalism (MCJ), he started career as a radio presenter.

Source :- http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Warangal-Tab/2018-07-13/Satish-Atla-from-Warangal-earns-laurels-as-announcer/397593

Rural Programme Advisory Meeting of Farm and Home at AIR Thriuvananthapuram: Creating changes in Rural Lives










The Rural Programme Advisory Meeting of Farm and Home programmes in All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram was conducted on 11thJuly 2018 at MILCO, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram. This is a quarterly consultative body comprising of representatives from various Government departments, central and state organizations in Agriculture, dairy and animal husbandry and allied areas as well as NGOs, farmers, officers of All India Radio and all related persons. This meeting reviews and suggests various programmes and activities that may be taken up in Farm and Home programmes of All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram in the upcoming quarter.

This time, the RPAC meeting was an example of how All India Radio can intervene to create changes in society and the lives of people. On the basis of the discussions in Farm and Home RPAC meeting, two pro-farmer decisions were taken by the Block Panchayath of Chirayinkeezhu on two important issues faced by farmers. First was the lack of emergency medical care for cattle at night time. Second were different issues, primarily with handling bio-wastes including cow dung and urine and their management and related pollution. These issues were raised by farmers and were discussed in the RPAC meeting. Shri. R Subhash, President of Chirayinkeezhu Block Panchayath, had earlier inaugurated the RPAC meeting. Participating in the discussion, he announced at the meeting itself that the Block Panchayath will prepare and implement projects, in association with Melkadakkavoor Milk Producers’ Co-operative, to handle these two important issues of farmers. Thus, the Farm and Home programme of All India Radio was able to directly intervene in a farmers’ issue and initiate resolution for the same. All India Radio acted as a bridge between the masses and the authorities, thereby performing the intended role of a real Public Service Broadcaster.

The RPAC meeting was presided over by Shri. R Vimalasenan Nair, Station Director, All India Radio. The meeting was also attended by Shri. R Hali, former Director of Agriculture and Shri. R Suresh, President of Melkadakkavoor Milk Producers’ Co-operative. Shri. P M Unnikrishnan Unnithan, Asst. Director (Programme) and Shri. Muraleedharan Thazhakara, Programme Executive (Farm and Home) also addressed the meeting. The meeting was attended by 45 delegates from various Government departments, and State and Central Institutions and non-governmental institutions in addition to the farmers. 

Contributed by :- Shri. Sandeep Suresh. Trex. All India Radio - Thiruvananthapuram
air.sandeep@hotmail.com

In 1952, Hindi film songs were banned on All India Radio

It was in 1952 that the minister of information and broadcasting (I&B) of newly independent India, B.V. Keskar, decided that All India Radio (AIR)—the information and entertainment lifeline of the nation—would not air film songs as they were degenerate and far too “Westernized”. He believed they would hinder the cultural growth of a young nation on the cusp of a bright future. Instead, he proposed, the country could lend its ears to highbrow classical music.

In an article in The Hindu (19 July 1953), Keskar argued that the country’s appreciation for classical music had “fallen” and was “on the point of extinction”—particularly in north India. The onus of making his countrymen “intimate with (classical music)”, therefore, was bestowed on AIR. “We must make (ourselves) familiar with our traditional music,” he declared.

In 1952, the Indian National Congress party had just had a landslide victory in the first general election and Keskar—a staunch Brahmin and a classical Indian music purist—was given charge of the I&B ministry. To his mind, Indian film songs were straying from their responsibility of instilling national pride in people. “The lyrics, aside from being in Urdu, were generally ‘erotic’,”writes radio historian David Lelyveld in Upon The Subdominant: Administering Music On All-India Radio. In addition, there was a steady rise in the use of Western instruments and Western melodies in the songs, “which Keskar identified with a lower stage of human evolution”.
Songs like Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer Bana Le, a ghazal which S.D. Burman turned into an upbeat, guitar-sporting number for Baazi (1951), and Mur Mur Ke Na Dekh for Shree 420, 1955, which featured an orchestra of Western instruments and had flamenco-style tunes, would not have passed Keskar’s test. He wanted songs that were infused with the sound of the flute, tanpura or sitar instead. And so it was chiefly through radio, he thought, that the country’s musical heritage could be rescued. Keskar would go on to become the longest-serving I&B minister from 1952-62.

To begin with, he mandated that all songs aired on AIR would be screened, and, according to Lelyveld, he imposed “a quota of 10 percent of all program time”. In addition, Keskar ensured that if a film song was played, the film’s title would not be announced, since he considered that advertising. Only the singer’s name would be mentioned.

The film industry was up in arms, of course. Filmfare magazine characterized Keskar as a devious man whose decision was “a calculated blow at the reputation of the Indian film industry, as much as one aimed at ousting film music from the market” (August 1952 issue). In response, film producers who owned the rights to the songs decided to rescind the broadcast licences given to AIR. And, as Keskar anticipated, film music completely disappeared from radio within a mere three months. The void was filled by AIR broadcasting classical music.

It was in 1952 that the minister of information and broadcasting (I&B) of newly independent India, B.V. Keskar, decided that All India Radio (AIR)—the information and entertainment lifeline of the nation—would not air film songs as they were degenerate and far too “Westernized”. He believed they would hinder the cultural growth of a young nation on the cusp of a bright future. Instead, he proposed, the country could lend its ears to highbrow classical music.

In an article in The Hindu (19 July 1953), Keskar argued that the country’s appreciation for classical music had “fallen” and was “on the point of extinction”—particularly in north India. The onus of making his countrymen “intimate with (classical music)”, therefore, was bestowed on AIR. “We must make (ourselves) familiar with our traditional music,” he declared.

 Across the shore, Radio Ceylon rose to the occasion—and the opportunity. It created the legendary musical countdown Binaca Geetmala—a show entirely dedicated to Indian film songs. Every Wednesday, Indian listeners would tune into Radio Ceylon and listen to their favourite songs with their favourite show host—the iconic and charming Ameen Sayani, who would engage them with complementary film trivia.

A former editor of Femina, Sathya Saran, who was a young girl growing up in Guwahati at the time, recalls what the show meant to her. “Every Wednesday, I would go and sit near the radio from 8-9pm to listen to Binaca Geetmala,” she reminisces over the phone. “I had this little black diary in which I wrote down every song that played, how many times it was featured, whether it had gone up or down—I would keep tabs, and always sing along, because I knew all the lyrics. And Ameen Sayani was like god to me. I would hang on to every word he said.” Geetmala ran from 1952 to 1988.

In 2010, Sayani, in an interview with Aswin Punathambekar (professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), recounted how his team would record the show on tapes “every single day. And every week’s quota used to fly by Swiss Air, Air Ceylon or Air India to Colombo. Sometimes, we did get into trouble, especially with Geet Mala, because with Geet Mala we were not supposed to record too much in advance. The popularity poll had to reflect a current mood...(Binaca Geetmala) became an absolute rage... Just like how the streets would be empty when B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988) or Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan (1986) would be on television, the same thing happened to Geet Mala... Wednesdays came to be known as Geet Mala day.”

As Radio Ceylon’s popularity grew in India, Keskar’s influence waned and the government was forced to lift the ban. In 1957, Vividh Bharati was conceptualized as a service on AIR that offered non-stop film music broadcast. “Vividh Bharati had a tremendous blend of heritage and modernity, parampara and pragati, let’s say. And this soon became quite popular,” noted Sayani in the 2010 interview. By 1967, Vividh Bharati had turned commercial and began accepting advertisements. By the late 1970s, it had become a cultural behemoth, functioning as the primary source of entertainment in Indian cities.
Keskar would be outraged if he heard the music the Indian film industry makes today, but it is ironic that some of the country’s most iconic and memorable songs, produced during the “golden era of Hindi cinema”, were once considered objectionable and would have possibly been stifled by one man’s draconian policies if a radio channel from a neighbouring country hadn’t stepped in.

Source :- https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/XUjIcb1XdO60gXOrHCyH2H/In-1952-Hindi-film-songs-were-banned-on-All-India-Radio.html

Saturday, July 14, 2018

ZPCC meeting of AIR stations of Bihar and Jharkhand held at Bhagalpur



Glimpses of ZPCC meeting of AIR stations of Bihar and Jharkhand held at Bhagalpur on 12th July. Many important decisions regarding coordinated programmes, implementation of Dte instructions and strategy for revenue generation were taken in this meeting.

Felicitation of Dr.Malathi Bhat, Hindi Officer, AIR Mangalore


Dr Malathi Bhat, Hindi officer AIR Mangalore has taken active role in program related to TOLIC, the town official language implementation Committee,. Felicitation of Dr Malathi Bhat by Sri Sunil Bhatia, Head of the office, AIR Mysore and team comprising Sri Ramanjanappa, AD(E), Sri Ravi Honnalli, AE, Sri Srinivas Hebbale AD(P) and others

Source : ‎Chandrashekhar Shetty

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