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Thursday, December 29, 2011

AIR & Doordarshan - At cross roads


Fifty years ago All India Radio was the voice of the country. Name any literary figure, any artist, any social worker, any leader from any part of the country, any religion, any caste – all were associated with AIR in some way or the other. In 90s, Traffic used to come to halt when popular serials were aired by Doordarshan. The officials of AIR & Doordarshan were highly regarded in their towns and the organizations ruled the heart of the Indian population.

Things have changed? Things do change but not always necessarily do down. it is the same or better technical set up, same or better qualified programmers, news casters, administrators, all comparatively better paid but where does the organization stands?

Employees of the organization through various associations/platforms are working to best of their capabilities. The programmers, news men, engineers are also working quite honestly. But something has gone away.

On one of the platforms I heard one gentleman saying that an organization is dead but it waits for the final death certificate from the doctor.

Is it so? Many of my friends may not agree and being an optimist I would also like to join them, however there are some big writings on the wall and ignoring them is as catastrophic as a pigeon closing her eyes in front of the cat.

There is a famous saying God doesn’t make any lock without keys. Every disease has got a remedy. It has to be found by concentrated and dedicated efforts. The very first step is to know the disease, to see its symptoms to find out its causes and try to have the best possible available medicine. Even if you don’t have the medicine from the costliest lab of the world, a local remedy taken with full faith and sincerity has got the capability to do miracles.

Friends I think nobody in this country who has ever been connected with AIR & Doordarshan even as a peon, helper or as an artist, talker, casual announcer, no one want these organizations to die. I think it is our collective responsibility, not only of the employees alone, but of all those, the ministers, the civil servants, the artists, the civil society, who have ever been connected with AIR & Doordarshan to come together, diagnose the system, accept the weakness with open mind and contribute their pie for this mother organization who is the spinal cord of our democracy.

No individual can own this movement. Let it be a collective family move and may be some elders emerge as our respective guides. Can we call all our retired seniors irrespective of their post and all those who have been connected with AIR & Doordarshan on a platform to begin this. It will never be a destruction but a construction, not a war but a call for love and togetherness.

Let’s not push it for tomorrow, can we do it today, can we do it now.........

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

ABHAYA KUMAR PADHI

City of Residence SAMBALPUR, ODISHA

Association with AIR or DD Former Employee

Designation Retired Addl. Director General

Phone 09437163304

Email abhayapadhi49@gmail.com

Date of Birth 16/9/1949

Would you like to contribute for betterment of AIR / DD (Optional) Yes

If Yes, How can u help Can inform others to join, Can contribute to the blog by authoring stories, Others as listed below

Suggestions/Message / Memoir /Story

Served for a little over 34 years in AIR & Doordarshan, the last three years cuncurrently in both the organisation in the Eastern Zone. Experience in tribal and border area broadcasting has enriched me and enabled me the vastness of the country and several pluralities. In due course I shall narrate some of my experiences which may interest my colleagues and friends in AIR & Doordarshan.

OBITUARY


Shri Madhap D. Limbu Helper, Doordarshan Kendra Shillong expired on the 27th December’ 2011 after a brief illness. Born on 1st March’ 1970 Shri Madhap D. Limbu joined DDK Shillong as Khalasi on the 1st October’ 1993, later in 2010 he became a helper in the same station. Shri Madhap Limbu was a sincere employee and well known footballer, who represented Meghalaya at National level.

Shri Limbu has left behind his wife Anita Limbu and two children, Ms Uma Limbu (22 years) and Vishan Limbu (21 years). His sudden demise has caused irreparable loss to his family, friends, colleagues and the organization as a whole. We pray to the almighty for peace of the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family.

Condolences can be sent via netborks@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

A B Mathur

City of Residence Delhi

Association with AIR or DD Former Employee

Designation Retd. Chief Engineer

Phone 09818970522

Email (Optional) abmathur22@yahoo.com

Date of Birth (Optional) 21/7/1941

Would you like to contribute for betterment of AIR / DD Yes

If Yes, How can u help Can write for betterment of AIR / DD, Can contribute to the blog by authoring stories

RAMESH GHARDE

City of Residence NAGPUR

Association with AIR or DD Existing Employee

Designation (Optional) DIRECTOR (ENGG)

Phone 9404543001

Email (Optional) rg3001.inbox@gmail.com

Date of Birth (Optional) 6/9/1965

Would you like to contribute for betterment of AIR / DD Yes

If Yes, How can u help Can inform others to join

Suggestions/Message / Memoir /Story u wish to be loaded on blog (Optional)

During my teunure at AIR Akola my work of modification of cooling system of FM Transimitter has been adjuged AAA 2010 for technical excellence under technical innovation . Secondly , Hindi magzine published under my headship/ chairmanship at AIR Akola has been adjudged Best Hindi Magzine and is being warded by DG: AIR ,New Delhi on 28.12.2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

DPSingh

City of Residence Delhi

Association with AIR or DD Former Employee

Phone 01145108710

Date of Birth 1/1/1920

Would you like to contribute
for betterment of AIR / DD
Yes

If Yes, How can u help Can inform others to join, Can write for betterment of AIR / DD, Can contribute to the blog by authoring stories

OM PRAKASH RAJPUROHIT

City of Residence JAIPUR (RAJASTHAN)

Association with AIR or DD Existing Employee

Designation AE

Phone 09414251557

Email oprajpurohit@yahoo.com

Date of Birth 2/8/1962

Would you like to contribute
for betterment of AIR / DD
Yes

If Yes, How can u help Can inform others to join, Can write for betterment of AIR / DD, Can contribute to the blog by authoring stories, Can form local AIR/ DD clubs / Listener Forums

A.K.JAISWAL

City of Residence New Delhi

Association with AIR or DD Existing Employee

Designation Asst. Director Engg

Phone 09818524390

Email ajayjaiswal@hotmail.com

Date of Birth 7/10/1959

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If Yes, How can u help Can inform others to join, Can form local AIR/ DD clubs / Listner Forums

Message I am delighted to see such a nice blogpost. Good efforts. Thanks for the team working behind it.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

Mahender D. Sundriyal

City of Residence New Delhi

Association with AIR or DD Former Employee

Phone 9013543707

Email ) mdsundriyal@gmail.com

Date of Birth 24/8/1962

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

TRAI ISSUES CONSULTATION PAPER FOR DIGITALISING CABLE TV


The Broadcasting Industry in India has witnessed a significant growth in the recent years. The number of TV households is nearly 150 million. While the DTH segment is registering a rapid growth in the last few years, a large part of the cable and satellite TV remains analog in nature. This has resulted in the full potential of the sector not being realised besides imposing certain stress on all the three segments viz. Broadcasters, MSOs and Cable Operators. It is also resulting in a substantial loss to the Government revenues. Keeping all these factors in view and in consultation with all the stakeholders, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had in August, 2010, recommended to the Government complete digitalisation with addressability by December 2013, in a phased manner.

The Authority is happy to note that its efforts have borne fruit, that the Government have accepted the Recommendations and have issued an Ordinance in October, 2011 and a Notification in November, 2011 for complete digitalisation with addressability in a phased manner and to be completed by December, 2014. Parliament has also passed the Bill to amend the Cable TV Act paving the way for the digitalisation programme.

The smooth transition from non-addressable cable TV system to Digital Addressable system would involve various measures. Stakeholders have indicated to the Authority that certain issues need to be determined. Industry Associations – CII and FICCI have also organised meetings in which these issues were discussed. Meetings were also held by TRAI with various stakeholders and different issues for determination identified. This consultation paper brings out all these issues. The full text of the consultation paper is also available on TRAI website – www.trai.gov.in.

In line with established practice, all stakeholders are requested to benefit the Authority with their valuable comments by 16th January 2012. Counter comments, if any, on the comments received may be sent by 23rd January 2012. The comments and counter comments received would be posted on the TRAI website. For any clarification/information, Shri Wasi Ahmad, Advisor (B&CS), TRAI may be contacted at

Telephone No. +91-11-23237922, Fax No. +91-11-23220442 or email at advbcs@trai.gov.in
( Dr. J.S. Sarma )

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AIR Ambikapur complets 35 years of its glorious service


AIR Ambikapur will be completing 35 years of its glorious service to the nation on 26.12.2011 The station has served all sections of society and has been catalyst for changes and development in the region transforming the lives of lacks of common folks.


Akashwani Parivar is proud of hundreds of administrative, engineering, programme and news persons who have worked tirelessly to bring the station to this stage and those who are still working at the station and contributing their pie for upliftment of local masses.

It’s time to congratulate all of them who have been directly or indirectly associated with the station. We invite all our friends to post their comments to appreciate their efforts. We also request the employees/ex employees of the station to share their experiences and thoughts on this faithful day by adding them in the comments.
For posting your comments just click the COMMENT link provided below this post.

Launch of AIR DD Family Blog


All India Radio & Doordarshan have been serving the masses of this great country for years together. Still a major portion of India, particularly rural India wakes up with Akashvani signature tune.

Any organization is not built by bricks, cement &concrete but by the people who work in it, for it. It has to be a family, with sense of togetherness, sense of belonging and sense of pride. This blog is dedicated to thousands of AIR & DD employees and lakhs of our alumina, who have contributed to make Akashvani of today.

We invite all of you to come on this blog and share your happiness, work and ideas, so as to make all of us more inclusive, coherent and closer.

For posting your articles/stories/pictures, please mail them to avsmanch@gmail.com

To add your comments to this post just click Comment button below.

AIR & Doordarshan - At cross roads


Fifty years ago All India Radio was the voice of the country. Name any literary figure, any artist, any social worker, any leader from any part of the country, any religion, any caste – all were associated with AIR in some way or the other. In 90s, Traffic used to come to halt when popular serials were aired by Doordarshan. The officials of AIR & Doordarshan were highly regarded in their towns and the organizations ruled the heart of the Indian population.

Things have changed? Things do change but not always necessarily do down. it is the same or better technical set up, same or better qualified programmers, news casters, administrators, all comparatively better paid but where does the organization stands?

Employees of the organization through various associations/platforms are working to best of their capabilities. The programmers, news men, engineers are also working quite honestly. But something has gone away.

On one of the platforms I heard one gentleman saying that an organization is dead but it waits for the final death certificate from the doctor.

Is it so? Many of my friends may not agree and being an optimist I would also like to join them, however there are some big writings on the wall and ignoring them is as catastrophic as a pigeon closing her eyes in front of the cat.

There is a famous saying God doesn’t make any lock without keys. Every disease has got a remedy. It has to be found by concentrated and dedicated efforts. The very first step is to know the disease, to see its symptoms to find out its causes and try to have the best possible available medicine. Even if you don’t have the medicine from the costliest lab of the world, a local remedy taken with full faith and sincerity has got the capability to do miracles.

Friends I think nobody in this country who has ever been connected with AIR & Doordarshan even as a peon, helper or as an artist, talker, casual announcer, no one want these organizations to die. I think it is our collective responsibility, not only of the employees alone, but of all those, the ministers, the civil servants, the artists, the civil society, who have ever been connected with AIR & Doordarshan to come together, diagnose the system, accept the weakness with open mind and contribute their pie for this mother organization who is the spinal cord of our democracy.

No individual can own this movement. Let it be a collective family move and may be some elders emerge as our respective guides. Can we call all our retired seniors irrespective of their post and all those who have been connected with AIR & Doordarshan on a platform to begin this. It will never be a destruction but a construction, not a war but a call for love and togetherness.

Let’s not push it for tomorrow, can we do it today, can we do it now.


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