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Sunday, August 31, 2014

समाचार वाचिका सुश्री शुभ्रा शर्मा आज सेवानिवृत्‍त ...

जानी-मानी समाचार वाचिका और हमारी जिज्‍जी शुभ्रा शर्मा आज सेवानिवृत्‍त हो रही हैं। अभी बारह बजे, एक बजे और सवा दो बजे वो बुलेटिन पढ़कर समाचार-सेवा-प्रभाग से विदा लेंगी। एक बहुत ही जज्‍बाती लम्‍हा है ये। शुभ्रा जी ने 1987 से बतौर न्‍यूज़ रीडर अपना सफर शुरू किया था। जब समाचार बुलेटिन की बजाय समाचार-प्रभात शुरू हुआ तो पहले अंक की तीन आवाज़ों में से एक शुभ्रा जी की थी। 
हम माइक वाली जिन शुभ्रा शर्मा को जानते हैं, वो एक बेहतरीन समाचार वाचिका हैं। दमदार आवाज़ और सही उच्‍चारण वाली। माइक के पार वाली जिन शुभ्रा जिज्‍जी को हम जानते हैं -- उनके बेलौस ठहाके हैं। गीत-संगीत का उनका ज़बर्दस्‍त ज्ञान और शौक़ है। देश-दुनिया का ज्ञान है और है एक मस्‍त शख्सियत। शुभ्रा जी को ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं आगामी वर्षों के लिए। 
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सत प्रकाश गुप्ता अपर श्रेणी लिपिक अपर महानिदेशक (उ. क्षे.) कार्यालयसे निवृत्त हो रहे हैं।


नाम: सत प्रकाश गुप्ता
पदनाम: अपर श्रेणी लिपिक (UDC)
जन्म तिथि: 04-08-1954
जन्म स्थान: जिला-करनाल (हरियाण)
शैक्षिक योग्यता: B.A. Hons. (Hindi)
कार्यालय: अपर महानिदेशक (उ. क्षे.) कार्यालय, आकाशवाणी एवम् दूरदर्शन नई दिल्ली

सरकारी सेवा में प्रारम्भिक नियुक्ति LDC के पद पर दूरदर्शन केन्द्र जालंधर में 03-07-1978 को हुई और वहाँ अप्रैल 1980 तक कार्य किया।
अप्रैल 1980 से फरवरी 1982 तक आकाशवाणी रोहतक में कार्य किया।
मार्च 1982 से लेकर 23 अगस्त, 1991 तक आकाशवाणी के दिल्ली केंद्र में कार्य किया।

UDC के पद पर पदोन्नत होने के बाद 30-08-91 से अब तक लगभग 23 वर्षो तक अपर महानिदेशक (उत्तरी क्षेत्र ) में कार्य किया। अपर महानिदेशक (उ. क्षे.) (अभि) के कार्यालय में प्रशासन – II अनुभाग, टी. वी. सेल तथा आकाशवाणी अनुरक्षण आदि अनुभागों में कार्य किया।प्रति वर्ष कार्यालय में आयोजित होने वाले हिंदी पखवाड़ों में विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओ में भाग लेकर सदा प्रथम, द्वितीय, तृतीय अथवा सान्तवना पुरस्कार प्राप्त किये। दिनांक 31.08.2014 को सत प्रकाश गुप्ता  सेवा निवृत्त हो रहे हैं।

पारिवारिक स्थिति: परिवार में पत्नी तथा एक बेटा और एक बेटी है। दोनों विवाहित है, बेटा IBM नॉएडा  में साइट इंजीनियर है तथा बेटी नगर निगम के विद्यालय में अध्यापिका है।

प्रसार भारती परिवार उनके संतोषजनक,आरोग्यपूर्ण, और आनंदमय सेवानिवृत्त जीवन की शुभकामना करता है. 

किसी भी श्रेणी या विभाग से सेवानिवृत्त होने वाले अन्य अधिकारीयों के बारे में जानकारी ब्लॉग पर दी जा सकती है. आपके केंद्र  से सेवानिवृत्त होनेवाले अधिकारीयों की जानकारी आप pbparivar@gmail.com पर भेज सकते है. सेवानिवृत्त होनेवाले मित्र, अपने मित्रो के लिए सन्देश, अपने फोटो के साथ  pbparivar@gmail.com  पर, ब्लॉग पर अपलोड करने हेतु अवश्य भेज सकते है.  

Contributed by :- sanjeev pandey sanjeev542@gmail.com>

Community Radio Stations can source news from AIR - TRAI



The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday recommended that community radio stations be allowed to broadcast news and current affairs sourced from All India Radio. The move is likely to bring cheer to community radio operators who have been demanding the move for some time now.
Among the recommendations made by Trai to the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry include that licence period remain for a period of 5 years with the possibility of a five-year extension. The regulator has also asked the ministry to establish an online single window system that will re-engineer and integrate the entire process from the stage of filing application with ministry, grant of the Wireless Operating Licence (WOL) by WPC and signing of the agreement. The online system must provide feedback on stage and status of the application in accordance with the time-lines already prescribed by the ministry, Trai said.
The ministry has also been asked to develop a performance evaluation format in consultation with the stakeholders, and place it in the public domain based on which extension of license beyond 10 years can be given.
"Community radio stations should be allowed to broadcast news and current affairs content, sourced exclusively from AIR, in its original form or translated into the local language or dialect. It will be the responsibility of the CRS (community radio stations) permission holder to ensure that the news is not distorted during translation,'' the Trai recommendation said.
The regulator has retained duration of advertisements on radio stations to five minutes per hour. But it has suggested that to encourage self-sustainability and enhance the CRS' relevance to the community, the stipulation that DAVP approved rates are their lowest rates and exclusive to DAVP and cannot be offered to any other agency should be relaxed in the case of CRS.

It has also asked the ministry to work with the National Disaster Management Authority and WPC to establish detailed guidelines for use of CRS in disaster management operations.

Source & Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com


TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

Democratic Voice of Burma Ends Radio Broadcasting
At the end of October, the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) will stop producing its ethnic language radio program after 21 years of broadcasting, a decision revealed on 27th August 2014 during a meeting of staff members from DVB’s Ethnic Groups’ Program.
“Because there are more and more magazines and journals [being distributed] in the country, the audience [listening through] short-wave radio has become smaller. We broadcast the news at six in the morning and nine in the evening, but at those times the audience has demonstrated a preference for newspapers and journals instead of waiting for us,” said DVB editor U Khin Maung Soe.

According to a US-based group which collects data on short-wave radio audiences in Burma, the DVB’s short-wave radio programs only attract 2% of the Burmese exile radio station audience, the smallest percentage among the four exile stations.

Due to such small audience numbers, DVB donors have suggested that the organization stop broadcasting radio programs and produce TV media programs instead. However, changing from radio to TV broadcasting may pose challenges and difficulties for those in charge of the DVB’s Ethnic Groups’ Program.....

Our Cultural Heritage--हमें जिन पर नाज़ है । - Andankoil Shri A.V. Selvarathinam


Andankoil  Shri A.V. Selvarathinam was the 'A' grade NAGASWARAM artist of All India Radio Tiruchirappalli since Oct 2013 born on 26/07/1935 has been awarded “Kalaimamani” by the Govt of Tamilnadu.

A popular Nagaswaram Vidwan, he was not only a Nagaswarm Player but also a Vocalist, played Kritis with due knowledge of Sahitya and he himself was a Composer, he was not only interested in practical knowledge but also in theoretical study, has done demonstrative programmes about “MALLARI’ on A.I.R., Tiruchirappalli and Doordarshan, Chennai.

Contributed By:- Shri M. JOTHIMANI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR(P) All India Radio Tiruchirappalli airtrichy@gmail.com

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Akashvani and Doordarshan have a special significance as the grand old National Public Service Broadcasters and both of them have very rich and glorious history. Almost every renowned singer, celebrated dancer and distinguished and eminent writer have been associated with Akashvani, especially in the 1940s-70s and beyond. Many of them were associated with Doordarshan as well. Doordarshan has also contributed to the blossoming of many Film Directors, Artists, and Producers. PB Parivar calls upon each of its members to join hands in building up this data base and saluting our veterans and send such stories at pbparivar@gmail.com. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Audience Research Unit, Akashvani Indore द्वारा रतलाम विविध भारती सर्वेक्षण....

पिछले वर्ष से प्रसारण शुरू करने वाले रतलाम FM विविध भारती के कार्यक्र्मों की सर्वेक्षण प्रक्रिया प्रारंभ हो गयी है । श्रोता अनुसंधान एकांश, आकाशवाणी इन्दौर द्वारा देश के कई शहरों में करवाये जा रहे विविध भारती कार्यक्रमों के सर्वेक्षण के तहत रतलाम विविध भारती में भी सर्वेक्षण कार्य प्रारंभ हुआ है । इस कार्य को संपन्न करने हेतु कल दिनांक 26 अगस्त को आकाशवाणी इन्दौर श्रोता अनुसंधान एकांश टीम रतलाम पंहुची । 
इसी दौरान श्रोता अनुसंधान एकांश के श्री प्रवीण नागदिवे ने दूरदर्शन रतलाम प्रभारी उपनिदेशक श्री प्रकाश सोमण से सर्वेक्षण संबंधी चर्चा की और एफएम विविध भारती के प्रसारण  और कवरेज एरिया संंबंधी जानकारी ली । श्री सोमण ने सर्वेक्षण कार्य में मार्गदर्शन एवं सहयोग करते हुए कई जानकारियॉं प्रदान की । इसके साथ ही सर्वेयर से मेल—मुलाकात और सर्वे संबंधी चर्चा की गयी । रतलाम विविध भारती के कवरेज एरिया के 10 गांवों और शहर के 10 एरिया में 200 उत्तरदाताओं से यह सर्वेक्षण कार्य किया जाएगा । 
आकाशवाणी श्रोता अनुसन्धान एकांश द्वारा इस सर्वेक्षण के माध्यम से रेडियो सैट, उनके प्रकार, टीवी सैट, रेडियो सुनने की फ्रीक्वेंसी, समयावधि आदि की जानकारी तो ली ही जाएगी साथ ही  जहाँ आम श्रोताओं के सुझाव एकत्र किये जायेगे ,वहीं उनसे प्रसारण गुणवत्ता की भी जानकारी ली जाएगी ताकि यह ज्ञात हो सके कि विविध भारती का प्रसारण उनके क्षेत्र में किस रूप में श्रोताओं को मिल रहा है और श्रोता कैसा प्रसारण चाहते है । कार्यक्रमों की गुणवत्ता, कंटेंट, प्रस्तुतिकरण, किस तरह के कार्यक्रम पंसद आ रहे है भी जाना जा सकेगा ।उत्तरदाताओं की शिकायतें, सुझाव, इत्यादि फीडबैक के आधार पर नये परिवर्तन की संभावना है । भारत वर्ष का सर्वाधिक राजस्व अर्जन करने वाला यह चैनल अपने स्वरूप में क्या और नया करे ,जो जन आकांक्षा के अनुरूप हो सके और उन्नति कर सके उसमें यह फीड बैक महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाएगा ।
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Doordarshan launches 'Chance of a Lifetime'

It is a seven-episode series, based on a filmmaking contest among a handful of creative youngsters.

Doordarshan has launched a reality series, 'Chance of a Lifetime', which will be shown every Friday at 9 pm. It has a total of 7 episodes in the series. 'Chance of a Lifetime', not only explores the idea of tapping the creativity of filmmaking in young minds, but also encourages them to think and create thought-provoking films on global issues that need to be heard and understood.
The series is a reality show based on a filmmaking contest among a handful of creative youngsters. The show is produced and hosted by Ashok Amritraj, former Indian tennis player and a Hollywood director now.
Each episode carries a public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals made by famous names in entertainment and Hollywood such as Beyonce Knowles, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Banderas.
Indian film celebs like Santosh Sivan, Nagesh Kukoonor, Anubhav Sinha and Ketan Mehta will judge the films made by the contestants. Each movie is evaluated critically before only one 10-minute film on "Universal Education" is selected for final screening in front of UN officials and later at the Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmakers, selected from India, Singapore and UAE, were divided into four teams. Each team is expected to make movies on global issues such as AIDS, migration, poverty, universal education and economic development. At the end of each episode, one Hollywood personality will make a public service announcement.

India's only multilingual book show 'Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond' to complete 50 episodes


India's only multilingual book show 'Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond', which airs on DD Bharati, is scheduled to complete 50 episodes at the end of this month.

The television programme showcases the multilingual diversity of India.

Conceived by writer and literary activist Namita Gokhale, the programme invites speakers from different languages of the country apart from Hindi and English, including Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Khasi, Rajasthani, Gujarati and Asura among others.

"'Kitaabnama' is among the positive steps that Doordarshan has recently taken to reach out to the soul of India- when many others compete for the ears and eyes. Literature is the 'second opinion' that all nations have to seek for their own health, both mental and physical. We're fortunate to have Namita lead it and we're sure it'll bear her magic touch and benefit from her vast experience,"          said Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar.

Episode number 50 will see lyricist, poet and writer Gulzar Saheb in conversation with poet Yatindra Mishra.

Among the other names to have been featured on the programme are Ashok Vajpeyi, Amish Tripathi, Geetanjali Shree, Mahesh Dattani, Mahmood Farooqui, Uday Prakash, Mamta Kalia, Keki Daruwalla, Bhanu Bharati, Urvashi Butalia, Ramchandra Guha, and Lord Meghnad Desai. (ANI)

Dr. Rafeeq Masoodi, DDG, Dcd, Doordarshan Confered Prestigious "BARG I DAANISH" Award

Rafiabad Adbi Markaz, Dangiwacha, Kashmir confers prestigious award to Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi, Deputy Director General DCD, Doordarshan "BARG I DAANISH" Award is conferred on to the people who have made formidable contribution in vivid fields of art, culture and languages of the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Dr.Masoodi is recognised as pioneer in the fields of broadcast journalism, upliftment and providing platform to neo writers, artistes and performing fields. As Director Radio, TV and Secretary Culture, Dr. Masoodi has contributed immensely during last four decades. especially since 1995 when he took over the reins of commercial broadcasting service of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. Almost all fresh and new talent in the state are the introductions of Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi.

He has been awarded National Award of letters by Sahitya Akademy new Delhi for his Kashmiri translation of Bhishm Sahini"s classic ‘TAMAS’ , J&K state govt award for his contribution to Art and Culture and now this Award by RAM(Rafiabad Adbi Markaz) is a fresh feather in his cap for his ongoing tireless efforts. Award will be conferred on to Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi by RAM in its annual conference at Dangiwatcha, on September 7th, 2014.

Contributed by :- Shabir Sofi  dcddoordarshan@gmail.com 

Our Cultural Heritage - हमें जिन पर नाज़ है - Saadat Hasan Manto


सआदत हसन मंटो उर्दू साहित्य में एक ऐसा नाम है, जिन्होंने न केवल अपनी कलम की ताकत से समाज में व्याप्त विसंगतियों को उकेरा, बल्क़ि उन्होंने तथाकथित समाज के ठेकेदारों की धार्मिक उन्माद्ता से घायल होती इंसानियत को, हैवानियत की शिकार बनती औरत को, सरहदों और बंटवारे के दर्द को, बिना लाग लपेट के, जस का तस आईने में पेश कर के बेबाक बानगी की मिसाल कायम की।

मंटो के अफ़साने, कहानियाँ अथवा नाटक आज भी समसामयिक से प्रतीत होते हैं. जब भी कहीं दंगे होते हैं तो मंटो के ज़ख्म फिर से हरे होते जान पड़ते हैं और उनकी कलम से लहूलुहान रूह का स्वर मुखरित हो कर मानों चीखता चिल्लाता हुआ कहता है --- हाँ मैं – मंटो-- आज भी ज़िन्दा हूँ—दंगो के दर्द से –आज़ाद-- होना चाहता हूँ. काश मंटो के दर्द के अहसास को समाज समझ पाता !!!!!

मंटो की रचना में अश्लीलता के आरोप लगा कर उन पर कई मुकदमें भी चले मगर प्रमाण न मिलने के कारण उन्हें सफलता ही मिली।  यदि मंटो का दृष्टिकोण अश्लील होता तो उनकी क़लम टोबा टेक सिंह, ख़ुदा की क़सम, मम्मी, काली शलवार, ये मर्द ये औरतें, रत्ती माशा तोला, ठंडा गोश्त, सियाह हाशिए, नंगी आवाज़े, बू, खोल दो और लाइसेंस जैसी बेहतरीन कहानियाँ न रच पाती।  इस बारे में मण्टो ने स्वयं कहा है कि – “ ज़माने के जिस दौर से हम गुज़र रहे हैं अगर आप उससे वाकिफ़ नहीं तो मेरे अफ़साने पढ़िए और अगर आप इन अफ़सानों को बरदाश्त नहीं कर सकते तो इसका मतलब है कि ज़माना नाक़ाबिले बरदाश्त है, मेरी तहरीर में कोई नुक्स नहीं. जिस नुक्स को मेरे नाम से मनसूब किया जाता है वह दरअसल मौजूदा निज़ाम का नुक्स है.

 मैं अफ़साना नहीं लिखता, हक़ीकत यह है कि अफ़साना मुझे लिखता है. मैं बहुत कम पढ़ा लिखा आदमी हूँ. यूँ तो मैंने 20 से ऊपर क़िताबें लिखी हैं , लेकिन मुझे कभी – कभी हैरत होती है कि यह कौन है जिसने इस क़दर अच्छे अफ़साने लिखे हैं , जिन पर आए दिन मुक़दमे चलते रहते हैं.--

–जब क़लम मेरे हाथ में न हो तो मैं सिरफ़ सआदत हसन होता हूँ , जिसे उर्दू आती है न फ़ारसी , न अंग्रेजी , न फ़्रांसीसी---.”

मंटो का जन्म 11 मई 1912 को समराला, पंजाब में पुश्तैनी बैरिस्टर कश्मीरी मुस्लिम परिवार में हुआ था. अपने 42 साल 8 महीने के जीवन में मंटो ने 230 कहानियाँ, 67 रेडियो नाटक तथा लगभग 70 लेख इत्यादि लिखे.

मंटो ने जनवरी 1941 से जुलाई 1942 तक मुम्बई नगरी छोड़कर आल इंडिया रेडियो दिल्ली में बतौर स्क्रिप्ट राइटर के रूप में ज्वाइन किया।
हालांकि यहाँ वे सिर्फ़ 17 महीने ही रहें पर यह उनकी रचनाधर्मिता का स्वर्णकाल था. इस दौरान उनके नाटकों के चार संग्रह प्रकाशित हुए –“ आओ-- ” , “मंटो के ड्रामे” “जनाज़े” तथा “तीन औरतें”. आओ सीरीज़ के अंतर्गत चार रेडियो नाटक चयनित किए गए--- आओ चोरी करें , आओ कहानी लिखें, आओ ताश खेलें, आओ बात तो सुनो.

हालांकि बँटवारे के बाद 1948 में, मंटो मुम्बई से पाकिस्तान चले गए , मगर पाकिस्तान जाने के बाद मंटो मुम्बई की याद में अक्सर कहा करते थे –“ मेरी – वहाँ मेरी शादी हुई.--उनकी दोस्ती होने का मुझे गर्व है !---वहाँ मेरे मित्र भी थे ! बम्बई छोड़ने का मुझे भारी दुःख है–मैंने वहाँ हजारों लाखों रुपये कमाए और फूँक दिए--

-–दिन की शुरुआत भी वहीं की–--पहली संतान भी वहीं हुई–--बम्बई को मैं जी जान से चाहता था और आज भी चाहता हूँ---’’ 18 जनवरी 1955 को पाकिस्तान के लाहोर शहर मे मंटो ने अपने जीवन को अलविदा कह दिया. मगर उनके अफ़साने क्या कभी अलविदा कह पाएँगे----????????

Contributed by :- Alok Kumar Singh alokairdelhi@gmail.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

Eye Donation Fortnight AIR Vijayawada from Aug 25th - Sept 8th

AIR Vijayawada observed campaign of eye donation fortnight from Aug 25th to 8th September in collaboration with Health University and Swetcha Gora Eye Bank. A brochure was released on the inaugural day. At Vasavya Mahila Mandali. Head of the Dept of Opthalmology Dr.Ramesh, manager district society for prevention of blindness Dr.Prabhakar Sastry ex M.P. Smt Chennupati Vidya, Dr.Samaram of Swetchagora foundation briefed the importance of eye donation.

Interviews, live phone in programs and slogans on eye donation are scheduled for broadcast. 

Superannuation of SD All India Radio Cuttack


Station Director, All India Radio, Cuttack was given a farewell on his superannuation from Government Service w.e.f., 31.08.2014. 28.08.2014 was the last working day, for which the farewell session has been done. All the employees of AIR, Cuttack were present during the farewell meeting. Director (Engineering) Shri A.C.Subudhi, Dy.Director, CBS, AIR, Cuttack Shri Suhash Mohanty, Dy. Director (Engineering) Shri S.K.Mohanty, Dy. Director, Audience Research Shri B.B.Das, Dy. Director (P), Shri S.K.Rath and Asst. Director (OL) & Secretary, Akashvani Recreation Club, AIR, Cuttack Sh.S.N.Samal were present during the meeting. After 32 years of media service Sh. Mohanty has been retired and we are hopeful that "AND MILES TO GO......... BEFORE I SLEEP, AND MILES TO GO ............... BEFORE I SLEEP. ....

Contributed by : nirod kumar patra   nirodtc@rediffmail.com

RETIREMENT OF SHRI. SREEKANTAN NAIR FROM AIR THIRUVANANTAPURAM

Shri. M. Sreekantan Nair, Engineering Assistant is retiring from service on 31.08.2014 after completing an illustrious service of 28 Years in Akashvani. He started his journey as Technician in Akashvani, Thiruvananthapuram on 27.12.1985. Later on he was transferred to LPT, Idukki in 1989. LPT, Idukki was commissioned in 1989. In due course he got promoted as Senior Technician at LPT, Idukki itself and he served there till 1993. In 1993, he was transferred to AIR, Thiruvananthapuram. He served in AIR, Thiruvananthapuram from 1993 to 2004 and was shifted to AIR, Devikulam in the year 2004. He was promoted as Engineering Assistant in the year 2005 while working at Devikulam and was transferred to AIR, Thiruvananthapuram. He is known as a O.B. Specialist in Akashvani because he used to cover almost all the major O.B.’s including VIP O.B.’s with very ease. All other team members of an OB team felt assured because of his presence. His technical knowledge was very sound and many times he would solve various problems with ease. His experience is an asset to our department.

Prior to joining Akashvani, he served in Crops of Signals, Indian Army as Signal Man, Trade : EFS. He joined Army on 16/11/1973 and retired on 31/03/1982. Later on he worked couple of months in Directorate of Health Service, Kerala Government in the year 1985.

A warm send off was given to him by the Engineering Wing of AIR, Thiruvananthapuram on 27.08.2014. Akashvani Recreation Club, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram also accorded a warm send off to him on 28.08.2014. All the staff members of Akashvani, Thiruvananthapuram wished him a happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

You may convey your best wishes on mobile no. 08547336761

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life.

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to pbparivar@gmail.com Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to pbparivar@gmail.com   for possible upload on the blog.


Contributed By :- Vinod Kumar, Stenographer Gr.II, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram <kumarvip@rediffmail.com>

Our Cultural Heritage--हमें जिन पर नाज़ है । - Thiruvalapputhur Shri T.A. Kaliyamoorthy


Thiruvalapputhur Shri T.A. Kaliyamoorthy is the 'A' grade TAVIL artist of All India Radio Tiruchirappalli since Oct 1983 born on  22/06/1948 has been awarded “Kalaimamani” by the Govt of Tamilnadu.

One of the popular Traditional Tavil Vidwans of Tamil Nadu, capable of playing with calculations relating to layam, served as LAC Member, had participated in the  Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan;  has been broadcasting for more than 30 years.
Contributed By:- Shri M. JOTHIMANI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR(P) All India Radio Tiruchirappalli airtrichy@gmail.com
If you want to add/share more information, please use the comment button given below the post or mail information to pbparivar@gmail.com

Akashvani and Doordarshan have a special significance as the grand old National Public Service Broadcasters and both of them have very rich and glorious history. Almost every renowned singer, celebrated dancer and distinguished and eminent writer have been associated with Akashvani, especially in the 1940s-70s and beyond. Many of them were associated with Doordarshan as well. Doordarshan has also contributed to the blossoming of many Film Directors, Artists, and Producers. PB Parivar calls upon each of its members to join hands in building up this data base and saluting our veterans and send such stories at pbparivar@gmail.com. 

Our Cultural Heritage--हमें जिन पर नाज़ है । - KOTTOOR Shri N. VEERASAMY


KOTTOOR Shri N. VEERASAMY: (EXPIRED)  was the top grade NAGASWARAM artist of All India Radio Tiruchirappalli born on 21/09/1941 has been awarded “Kalaimamani” by the Govt of Tamilnadu.
One of the “TOP” Grade Nagaswaram Artistes of our zone, performed more than 35 years and also served as Member of LAC.

Contributed By:- Shri M. Jothimani Assistant Director(P) All India Radio Tiruchirappalli airtrichy@gmail.com

If you want to add/share more information, please use the comment button given below the post or mail information to pbparivar@gmail.com

Akashvani and Doordarshan have a special significance as the grand old National Public Service Broadcasters and both of them have very rich and glorious history. Almost every renowned singer, celebrated dancer and distinguished and eminent writer have been associated with Akashvani, especially in the 1940s-70s and beyond. Many of them were associated with Doordarshan as well. Doordarshan has also contributed to the blossoming of many Film Directors, Artists, and Producers. PB Parivar calls upon each of its members to join hands in building up this data base and saluting our veterans and send such stories at pbparivar@gmail.com. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hon'ble MIB visits Akashvani Pune






Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar had a snap visit of Akashvani Pune today i.e. 28.08.2014. Just in few hours Akashvani Pune Parivar rose to the occasion and made best possible arrangements. Hon'ble MIB was all praise of Akashvani Pune, where he recalled, he used to come in Yuvavani many years ago. He called on all the staff members to give their best and take Akashvani to greater heights.

He announced that all the programmes of Pune station of All India Radio will be broadcast on FM Channel within one year. Pune station of AlR is an integral part in the lives of not only Puneyites but of many people in the state, he said. Delving on the need of changing over to FM transmission in the dynamic technological scenario Sh. Javadekar also assured that the programmes on MW channel would continue to be simulcast to reach up to a wider audience. 

Sh. Javadekar mentioned about the vast treasure of programmes and music recordings available with the AIR and DD stations and said that it should be converted digitally and made available to people through various channels like mobile apps. He informed that few companies have shown interest in utilizing the archives available with Doordarshan. The Minister suggested to devise programmes commensurate with the aspirations and needs of young generation so that they are attracted towards AIR. Javadekar appealed to AIR staff to work as a team and strive to make Akashvani a mission to provide people with innovative and creative programmes. 

Dy. Director General (E) of AIR Pune, Ashish Bhatnagar said on the occasion that Akashvani has no bounds in reaching diverse Indian audience. He said he is proud of each and every staff member of Akashvani Pune and assured the Minister that AIR Pune will work as a team to contribute in the development of our country. He said Hon'ble MIB looks more like an elder brother - a true leader and we all will march with him shoulder to shoulder to serve our great country. Dy. Director [Programmes] of AIR Pune, Ragini Yadav welcomed the Minister and the audience. Sh. Prakash Javadekar was presented with a memento on the occasion attended by AIR& DD Pune staff, artists and family members in large numbers.

Third Girnar Shiromani Puraskar-2014...

Being a Public Service Broadcaster Doordarshan Kendra, Ahmedabad started it’s telecast from the year 1977 with informative and entertainment programmes. Since from it’s Silver Jubilee year D.D. Girnar -Doordarsahn Kendra, Ahmedabad organizing “GIRNAR SHIROMANI PURASKAR ”, “TEJASWINI PURASKAR” and “KRUSHI SHIROMANI PURASKAR” felicitatiing of Awards to the personalities who have given their best contribution in different fields of Gujarat.“Third Girnar Shiromani Puraskar -2014 ” will be one more landmark of D.D. Girnar – Doordarshan Kendra, Ahmedabad. Felicitation of the Awards is being organized at Tagor Hall , Paladi , Ahmedabad on 29-08-2014 , Friday at 06:45 pm with imaginative Picturesque Backdrop and glittering lighting set, in which a colorful entertainment based cultural progrmme will be presented on theme of “Best Charity – Organ Charity” with Duha-Chhand ,Skit, Medley and Ras-Garba .
Source-FB DD Girnar, Bolg Report-Praveen Nagdive

Radio industry to touch $656 million by 2019: TechSci Report

The Phase III auction is around the corner, but there has been no major study or report until recently, providing figures or value to the Indian Radio industry. According to the report 'India FM Radio Industry Forecast & Opportunities, 2019' by Tech Sci Research, the Indian radio industry will touch $656 million by 2019.

The team of researchers took about a month to complete this study. "We have shown real time figures from 2009 to 2013 and forecasted the industry from 2014 to 2019," Tech Sci (Research) research director Karan Chechi told Radio and music.com.

He further added, "The radio industry is moving towards its third phase of auction, where the government has plans to auction 839 radio channels in 227 new cities in addition to the existing 86 cities. This Phase III auction is offering embryonic opportunities for radio industry with major focus on tier II and tier III cities. The study elaborates the impact of this auction on the Indian radio industry with growth potentials."

The study focused on identifying the potential market for private FM radio stations, key target segment of listeners' base, untapped market and potential tariff plans. Furthermore, since the Phase III auction is focusing on tier II and tier III cities, the study also included the financial feasibility of setting up a new FM radio station in a tier II city....
States like Delhi/NCR and Maharashtra are the largest revenue generating markets for FM radio, the report stated.A study was conducted on the FM radio market which includes public player Prasar Bharati, and private players such as Entertainment Network India Limited, Sun TV Network Limited, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, Music Broadcast Private Limited, D.B. Corp. Ltd, T.V. Today Network Limited, HT Media Limited, Next Radio Limited, B.A.G. Films & Media Limited.

The report also stated that in 2013, Prasar Bharati (All India Radio), a public FM radio company accounted for the largest revenue share.

Meanwhile, the Indian FM radio industry's contribution was merely 4 per cent in 2013.....
The report analysed the recent trends in the industry like focus on rural market, live events and internet radio amongst the other trends.

सुरक्षा गार्ड श्री राधेश्याम राठौर 31 अगस्त को होंगे सेवानिवृत्त

दूरदर्शन अनुरक्षण केन्द्र मन्दसौर के सुरक्षा गार्ड श्री राधेश्याम राठौर अपना सेवाकाल पूर्ण कर 31 अगस्त को सेवानिवृत्त हो जायेंगे ।
19 अप्रेल 1990 को आकाशवाणी में अपनी सर्विस की शुरूआत करने वाले श्री राठौर मंदसौर केन्द्र से सेवानिवृत्त होंगे ।
उनकी सेवानिवृत्ति के अवसर पर उन्हें शुभकामनायें उनके मोबाईल नम्बर 9229524487 पर दी जा सकती है ।
प्रसारभारती परिवार की ओर से उन्हें सेवानिवृत्ति पर हार्दिेक शुभकामनायें...
जानकारी—श्री किशोरकुमार राठौर,AO,TVMC Ratlam
ब्लॉग रिपोर्ट—प्रवीण नागदिवेpraveennagdive@gmail.com
Following are some of our friends who will be superannuating from AIR & DD on 31.08.2014 after giving in their valuable contributions to the organization. 

1. Shri. V. Rajasekhar, PEX                       DDK, Hyderabad          09849999705                     
2. Shri. P. Malleshwara Rao, AE                 DDK, Hyderabad   
3. Shri. Ch Purushotham Reddy, SAO         DDK, Hyderabad        09849723191
4. Shri. Jamuna Prasad, Accountant             CBS, AIR, Kanpur    
5. Shri. K. Satyanarayana, Floor Manager   DDK, Hyderabad        09866250384
6. Shri. Kartik Chandra Besra, Helper         DDK, Bhubaneshwar   08763930257
7.  Shri. Shyam Bihari, UDC                        AIR, Mathura            
8. Shri. Pandurang R. Chavan, S. Guard      AIR, Pune                   09850174937
9. Smt. S. Mathani, Staff Artist                    AIR, Puducherry      
10. Shri. K.V. Menedal, Announcer            AIR, Dharwad           
11. Shri. Ved Prakash, EA                          AIR, Rohtak               09354259495
12. Shri. Jagdish Lal, AD (OL)                    AIR, Patna                 08986123990
13. Shri. Prem Lal Shukla, UDC                 AIR, Rewa                 09907619297
14. Shri. Yogiraj Puri, HC                          CCW (E), AIR, Chandigarh0814884137
15. Shri. Sreekantan Nair N, EA                AIR, Trivandrum         08547336761
16. Shri. Saminathan A. Helper                  AIR, Tuticorin             09487446159
17. Shri. K.C. Devriya, Dy. Director (AR)  AIR, Indore                09827257227
                                                                                                                                                                               
These officers have given 30-35 years of their prime life to the organization and their contributions have helped AIR and Doordarshan stand as proud public broadcasters of the country. We thank these officers for their services to the organization and wish them a happy retired life.

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to pbparivar@gmail.com

Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible upload on the  blog.


Compiled by: Shri.Suryakant S.Kadam, AIR Pune,  suryaskadam@rediffmail.com

Announcer of AIR Dharwad,K V Menedal retires on 31.8.2014


Shri K.V. Menedal, Announcer (Gr.III), AIR, Dharwad will be retiring on superannuation on 31st August, 2014. He joined AIR, Dharwad on 27.10.1983 and put in more than 30 years service. He had an unique voice control in his announcements. He maintained cordial relationship with the staff. All members of AIR Dharwad unit wish him a happy retired life.


Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life.

Contributed by – Shri Achyutha D., AIR, Dharwad (Karnataka),  dwd_achyut@rediffmail.com

Retirement of Sh. PR Chavan Security Guard AIR Pune.

Shri. P.R. Chavan, Security Guard AIR Pune is going to retire on superannuation on 31/08/14, after serving the organization nearly 25 years. He had joined AIR in 1989. 

Before joining this organization Shri. Chavan worked with Indian Army for 18 years. He transferred many places while serving in Army. He retired as Havildar from Indian Army. You may convey your best wishes on mobile no. 9850174937.

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life

श्री के सी ​देवरिया,Deputy Director (AR), AIR, Indore सेवानिवृत्त...

विभिन्न अनूठे और अभिनव प्रयासों के चलते देश भर के श्रोताओं में श्रोता अनुसंधान एकांश को लोकप्रिय बनाने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाने वाले AIR Indore के DD, AR श्री के सी देवरिया आकाशवाणी में अपना सेवाकाल पूर्ण कर आज सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे हैं ।
कृषक परिवार में जन्मे श्री देवरिया ने 1978 में एडहॉक लेक्चरर के रूप में अपने करियर की शुरूआत की थी । इसके बाद 26 नवम्बर 1979 को वे इसरो इण्डियन स्पेस रिसर्च आर्गेनाईजेशन में रिसर्चर के रूप में नियुक्त होने पर उन्हें प्रसिद्ध वेैज्ञानिक प्रो. यशपाल, प्रो कर्णिक, प्रो. चिटनीस का मागदर्शन मिला । 1981 में डीडी 1 में अनुसंधान अधिकारी बनने के पहले ही वे इसरों में कई रिसर्च् में अपना योगदान दे चुके थे । उन्होने दूरदर्शन के लिए कई रिसर्च की । भारतीय टीवी जगत के पहले सोप आॅपेरा ''हमलोग'' की फारमेटिव रिसर्च, इनसेट क्लस्टर में नागपुर, गुजरात, के कई इलाकों में प्रोजेक्ट रिसर्च डीडीजी श्री शिंदे के मागर्दशन में की । डीडीके जयपुर मे परस्थापना के दौरान राजस्थान के सीमावर्ती इलाकों जोधपुर, बाडमेर, जैसलमेर, उदयपुर, आदि कई प्रमुख शहरों में फीड फारवर्ड स्टडी की । 
इन्दौर केन्द्र में पदस्थ होने के दौरान उनके द्वारा कवरेज एरिया के श्रोताओं से लगातार संपर्क कर श्रोताओं के सुझावों पर आधारित कार्यक्रमों का निर्माण करवाने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई । किसानवाणी, RAS, QFS क्विक फीडबैक् स्टडी, लाईव कॉंसर्ट स्टडी, आदि करने में श्री देवरिया की विशेष रूचि रही है । आकाशवाणी RPCC बैठकों में श्रोता अनुसंधान एकांश की भूमिका को लेकर वे सदैव सजग रहते थे । महानिदेशालय से जारी निर्देशों के अनुपालन में वे लगभग हर मीटिंग को अटेण्ड कर श्रोता अनुसंधान के विभिन्न तथ्यों को कार्यक्रम निर्माताओं के समक्ष रखते रहे जिसे महानिदेशालय द्वारा भी सराहा गया है । श्री देवरिया को सेवानिवृत्ति पर उनके मोबाईल नम्बर 9827257227 पर शुभकामनायें दी जा सकती है ।
श्री देवरिया की सेवानिवृत्ति पर प्रसार भारती परिवार की ओर से हार्दिक शुभकामनायें..... 
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FOR OUR KIDS

Scholarships for Art Practitioners

CHARLES WALLACE INDIA TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS (CWIT)
CWIT enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.

Mid-career artists, art practitioners and conservators can now apply to Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT), UK, for full term and short-term scholarships.
The scholarships will be provided for subjects related to visual and performing arts including art management, curatorship, artist’s residencies and museum studies, besides architectural and material conservation in UK institutions/organisations.
Deadline for applying is November 15.
Meanwhile, British Council also organised its annual pre-departure briefing for students travelling to the UK this year, recently.The presentation aimed at helping students prepare themselves on the shift to the UK.

Our Cultural Heritage -हमें जिन पर नाज़ है ।-Dr.Banandur Kempaiah




Dr. Banandur Kempaiah, Retd.Executive Producer of DDK Bengaluru is an A grade folk artist of AIR Bengaluru and renowned folk singer of Karnataka. Born on 14th June 1951 at Banandur a remote village of Ramanagara District of Karnataka. He rose to the post of Executive Producer because of his talent .He has done his Doctorate from Hampi University.He started his carrier AIR as announcer at AIR Mysore. He became folk producer at AIR Dharwad. He has served as ASD and SD at various Stations. He retired as Executive Producer of DDK Bengaluru.

Since his childhood he developed interest in folk music ,he has participated in several youth festival programmes in his college days. He is a recipient of Karnataka State Rajyothsava award, Dr. B R Ambedkar Award. Several NGOs and Institutions have conferred many awards and felicitated him in recognition of his contributions to folk music. Dr.Banandur Kempaiah is closely associated with AIR and DDK for a long period. He has served as President of Karnataka Rajya Janapada Academy. Ello Jogappa ninna Aramane is his Master piece. In all public functions people enjoy this song with pleasure. He as authored books like Chandulli Padava Kalisavva,Bayalu Seemeya Janapada Geethegalu,Sudugadu Siddaru,Nanna Ee Neladalli. He has performed in America ,England and other countries.
He has given performance in cities like Delhi, Agra, Jhansi, Bhuvaneshvar, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram etc.

Contributed By :- Smt. Punya Prabhu punyaprabhu@yahoo.com

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