Saturday, November 12, 2016
HMIB Shri M Venkaiah Naidu Visits DDK Ahmedabad - Impressed with the maintenance & cleanliness..
The Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M Venkaiah Naidu was in Ahmedabad on 8th of November 2016 in connection with various programmes of Ministry of Urban & Rural Development.The Officers of this Kendra Shri P.T.Appukuttan, DDE, Shri Dharmendra Tiwari, Dir (N), Dr.Rupa Mehta, HOP and Shri Prabhakar Varshney, EA received him at the Airport. Shri Naidu inquired about the Kendra’s various activities and changed his schedule and informed the officials present there that he is coming to the Doordarshan Kendra, Ahmedabad directly from the airport.
Thus, Shri Naidu reached the Kendra directly from the Airport at 8.50 AM. He was welcomed by Shri A K Gupta, DDE & HOO at the office. He visited the Technical areas of the Kendra such as Studio, News Section and took a round of the studio area and met the staff personally. He has been briefed about the technical facilities, News Activities, Programme Production and the efforts taken by the Kendra for Revenue Generation. The Hon’ble I & B Minister, Shri Naidu was impressed with the maintenance and cleanliness of the Kendra and has shared his views in the Visitors Book.At the time of see-off at Ahmedabad Airport, he has been apprised of the requirements to improve the Technical facilities and shortage of staff at the Kendra due to increased LIVE Coverages and LIVE telecast of events from entire Gujarat.
Hon’ble Minister emphasized on revenue generation and suggested use of local resources and talent in DD:Girnar Programme.
It was a proud moment for the Kendra. The staff of the Kendra feel encouraged by the visit of the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting.