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Friday, July 28, 2017

5 things about Broadcasting. ....

Basudha Halder Banerji, PEX, AIR Delhi writes for "5 Things" column of The Assam Tribune. 
5 things about broadcasting. .............

Radio is a Long Playing Story
Broadcasting in India is 90 years old; having taken its first toddling steps on 23 July, 1927 when the Bombay station of the Indian Broadcasting Company started beaming organized radio programmes. 90 years and still going strong!
I am fortunate to have hitched my wagon onto this magical journey, joining on 25 July 1991 at All India Radio, Guwahati. 26 milestones marked -with memories under each! 26 years of roaming with a microphone, the wanderlust undiluted! Watching the radio landscape changing as we travel on … changing, and how!

Fast Forward 
In a world that is shifting gears fast and furious, where technology is outdating itself before we can say hi-tech, where there is a blitzkrieg from the skies in terms of audio-visual content bombardment, newer and yet newer social media platforms gobbling up bigger segments of the pie, people often ask me where is radio headed for? “Na hanyate,” is my reply.
Radio was written off when satellite and cable TV arrived in Asia. This was not the case in the First World. The doomsayers have proclaimed radio dead again and again citing emerging technologies and platforms for audio consumption. Just as the printed book has been written off by many with the advent of e-readers. 
I do not believe radio is threatened by the rapid spread of the internet in India. The internet is instead harnessed as a supporting development for stations to launch websites and live stream content. Future radio will make the most of content. The ninety-year-old structure of towers and transmitters will make way for transfer of content through the internet at massive cost cutting and unimagined efficiencies, blurring boundaries between media – all of which will lead to a stage where all content will be consumed on a portable hand-held device. Na hanyate…it does not die! Merely reinvents itself!

An Intimate Story Telling Medium
Radio is the true inheritor of the oral tradition. Of childhood evenings when we huddled around a grandmother who spun magic with her words and transported us to bewitched worlds far away with her stories. This grandmother used music too. And sound effects. She mimicked the voices of giants and trolls. She created the sound effects of a storm in the ocean. She was the original broadcaster.
This is just what we do as radio documentary producers. Tell stories. By playing with sound and silence. By linking interviews with a narration, by mixing suitable music and throwing in some judicious sound effects. By crafting audio pictures. And then transmitting them to the listeners, each one of whom will use her own imagination to interpret what we aurally present to them. To see pictures.

Radio builds Bridges 
There is an invisible yet invincible bond between the radio producer/presenter and the listener. The first challenge of the producer is to grab the attention of the listener. And the ultimate challenge is to create an impact. Make someone smile. Or weep. Move someone. Galvanize another. Act as a catalyst. We do all this by ingenuous creation of visuals with sound, a refined craft. There are no cameras, lights, sets, huge casts…just the microphone and a few humans in a studio or in a remote outpost reaching out to the listener. Who gets the impression that the broadcaster is speaking to him and only him.

One of my regular listeners used to be a blind gentleman, whose feedback on my documentaries would always have expressions like, “I saw this…”! No wonder, radio is called “Theatre for the Blind”!

Broadcasting is about Passion
I remember interviewing a senior journalist once who spoke of his boarding school days and the “little red transistor” which he smuggled under the quilt after ‘lights out’, only to listen to Komal G B Singh present her popular Western Music show – A Date with You. The middle aged journalist’s voice carried old echoes of the young boy’s crush on the presenter - “only because of her rich warm voice”! This was years before television arrived in India and Komal would be seen on Doordarshan screens.

I had traced out Komal to ask her if she thought of her listener. In her rich, warm voice she told me of the sacksful of listeners’ letters, how they could recognise handwritings, of going that extra mile in pre-Internet days to get that piece of music requested by a listener. Of attending parties where defence officers would tell her how at a remote frontier post on a bleak winter’s day, it was her voice that kept his morale high. “Broadcasting is a passion,” said Komal. “Anything I did came straight from the heart.”

Veteran broadcaster Komal G B Singh could be talking of all of us. Of the magic that is radio. The letters have given way to SMSes and phone calls. But the magic bond endures.

Radio is a Long Playing Song…a song that doesn’t end, merely changing its beat with the times. How can it end, when the listener is out there and at the other end, we are here!

Credit : The Assam Tribune

Dr. Ashraf Ali Beg, Asst.Director, AIR Allahabad Retires on 31.07.2017.

Dr. Ashraf Ali Beg (Date of Birth : 24.07.1957) , AIR Allahabad., is going to retire on 31.07.2017. Being selected by UPSC (1986 batch), he joined AIR on 06.11.1989 at Jabalpur (M.P.) as Programme Executive. He has also worked at AIR, Sasaram(Bihar), AIR, Udaipur(Rajasthan), AIR, Port Blair(Andaman & Nicobar) and AIR, Agra. Consequent upon his promotion as Assistant Director(Programme) in March 2014, He has joined AIR, Agra. He has served the AIR approx. 28 years and given his precious contribution to AIR. Before joining AIR, he had worked in print media as a journalist in leading newspapers of U.P. Some of them are Dainik Jagran, (Gorakhpur), Aaj, (Allahabad) and Amrit Prabhat, (Allahabad). As a Prog. Executive, he looked after feature & spoken word, Hindi, Urdu and Coordination. He is well known poet and story writer of Hindi and Urdu. He is Ph.D in Hindi from Gorakhpur University. He has been gentle, well behaved and soft spoken to the staff. He maintained a very good cordial relation with all wings of AIR. His contribution to AIR will always be remembered.

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

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Contributed by :- Shri. B.R. Jaiswal, DDE,


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श्री. याकूब मोहम्मद सय्यद, स्टुडिओ गार्ड, आकाशवाणी रत्नागिरी 31 जुलै 2017 को सेवानिवृत्त

इस कार्यालय के स्टुडिओ गार्ड श्री. याकुब मोहम्मद सय्यद, दि. 31ण्07ण्2017 को 39 साल, 3 महिने 18 दिन के प्रदीर्घ सेवाकाल के उपरांत सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे है । उनकी 13ण्04ण्1978 को आकाशवाणी रत्नागिरी में स्टुडिओ गार्ड पद पर नियुक्ति हुयी थी । अपनी सेवाकाल के दौरान श्री. याकूब मोहम्मद सय्यद अत्यंत मेहनती और अनुशासनप्रिय रहे है । अत्यंत शांत स्वभाव और मृृदभाषी श्री. याकूबजी ने अपनी सेवा निष्ठा के साथ पूरी की है । आकाशवाणी परिवार के सभी सदस्यों की ओर से श्री. याकूबजी को उनकी निवृत्ती पश्चात आरोग्यदायी और खुशहाल जीवन की मनोकामना करते है ।

Contributed By:S.Y.Khade,Assistant Engineer (EH),AIR, Ratnagiri ,

Will India embrace digital radio broadcasting?

Earlier this month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) floated a consultation paper on issues related to digital radio broadcasting in India, inviting comments from stakeholders that can be submitted by 4 September. Currently, terrestrial radio broadcast is available in the Frequency Modulation (FM) and Amplitude Modulation (AM) mode with All India Radio (AIR) running 420 stations (AM and FM) that cover almost 92% of the country by area and 99.20% of the country by population. Meanwhile, private sector radio broadcasters transmit programmes in FM mode only. Trai, which has suo motu decided to take up the cause of digital radio broadcasting, claims in the consultation paper that analogue terrestrial radio broadcasting, when compared with digital mode, is “inefficient and suffers with operational restrictions”. It adds that transmission in analogue mode is susceptible to radio frequency (RF) interference, resulting in poor reception quality. Besides, analogue allows only one channel per transmitter. It is “spectrally inefficient as frequency reuse is limited and radio channels require more spectrum per channel”, it says, adding that signal quality could suffer in portable environments such as moving vehicles or on hand-held devices. That is not all. Analogue transmission does not offer the flexibility to provide any value-added services.

In contrast, it lists the advantages that digital radio technologies have over analogue, including better signal quality and clear reception, efficient use of allocated frequency as multiple radio channels can be broadcast on a single frequency and efficient reception of radio channels in static, portable and mobile environments (such as moving vehicles, mobile phones etc.). Digitization of radio will also allow the government to retrieve spectrum and re-allocate it for more efficient use. While AIR is active in implementation of digital radio in MW (medium wave) and SW (short wave) bands, there appears to be no initiative in the FM radio space either by public or private FM radio broadcasters, Trai said in the consultation paper. On the face of it, a proposed switch to digital radio seems like a progressive move. Or at least Trai sees it that way. In fact there are some advantages to the government as well, should it choose to exploit them. A lot more channels can be accommodated in a given spectrum band than is possible with FM. As a result, more programming variety can be offered. The government can also potentially earn a lot more in the form of auction fees. There are also transmission quality advantages. If the topography of a city is made up of mountains or high-rises, then digital transmission is better than FM. There are other advantages too. Digital audio broadcast (DAB) makes a range of value-added services possible. Some additional information (song name, singer name) can be transmitted in textual form along with the radio signal. According to Trai, the DAB receiver displays can provide not only information about the music being played but weather reports, traffic advisory, stock market prices and much else.

Yet broadcast experts and radio industry executives are less than enthused about Trai’s consultation paper. They do not see any real benefit in the move. The biggest disadvantage is that listeners need to buy special radio receivers. “I can’t imagine anyone buying special radio sets in today’s day and age. These receivers are fairly expensive, costing between Rs2,000 and Rs10,000. Most radio is consumed on phones or in cars or via music systems. Unfortunately, none of these devices supports digital transmission. This is the single biggest disadvantage of digital radio,” says Prashant Panday, chief executive officer at Radio Mirchi, the FM radio brand of the Times Group. Besides, radio firms cannot give up on FM transmission after investing so much in it. Radio firms have not only paid huge licence fees to the government (in advance for 15 years), they have invested in setting up the facilities. Digital radio is still in a very nascent stage, even in Europe. For FM broadcasters, digital transmission represents additional costs with no matching revenue. “For revenues to come, there needs to be a well-developed ecosystem of radio receivers. That’s going to be very difficult in India,” says Panday. Sunil Kumar, managing partner, Blue Broadcast Systems, a media infrastructure firm, also fails to understand why Trai is keen on a move to digital radio. “They are talking about a technology which the world is not too sure of. The reason they have given in the consultation paper is to increase radio’s audience size by offering wider choice of content. And to counter the competition analogue FM radio is facing from emerging technologies such as webcasting, podcasting, music streaming sites/apps. It may be a noble thought but wouldn’t work in the absence of radio receivers,” he argues.

Jehil Thakkar, partner, consulting at Deloitte, also feels that the real challenge will be to have consumers make the switch to digital radios and receivers—“and this is a slow and gradual process unless the government mandates a switchover”. Frankly, even globally, not too many countries have adopted DAB. Norway is probably one example where radio has gone digital. Besides, Kumar says that a new radio receiver is required each time there’s an upgrade in the DAB version. And India is too large a country to be covered by DAB. “Size is the reason why large countries such as the US or Canada or China or Russia have not taken to it,” he says.

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Forwarded by :- Shri. Alokesh Gupta,

पूर्व उप महानिदेशक श्री तेजिन्दर गगन की चर्चित पुस्तक "वह मेरा चेहरा"का दूसरा संस्करण प्रकाशित हुआ

दूरदर्शन के पूर्व उप महानिदेशक श्री तेजिन्दर गगन की चर्चित पुस्तक "वह मेरा चेहरा"का दूसरा संस्करण पिछले दिनों प्रकाशित हुआ है।पुस्तक के बारे में वे बताते हैं..."वह अस्सी के दशक का भयावह माहौल था । पंजाब में आतंकवाद अपने चरम पर था । बेकसूर और निरीह लोग आतंकवादियों द्वारा मारे जा रहे थे । फिर श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी की दुखद और जघन्य हत्या और उस के बाद के सिख विरोधी दंगे । भीतर तक चीर देने वाला अकेलापन । सोशल मीडिया था नहीं और न ही निजी टेलीविज़न चैनल । गिने चुने अखबार थे या फिर आकाशवाणी और दूरदर्शन । ऐसे घातक और अकेले समय में मैंने उस सिख युवा वर्ग की मनःस्थिति पर आधारित एक उपन्यास लिखा जो कभी पंजाब में रहा ही नहीं । 'वह मेरा चेहरा ' । हिंदी साहित्य में इस उपन्यास के माध्यम से मेरा बपतिस्मा हुआ ।

इसे नामवर जी और राजेंद्र यादव सहित उस समय के प्रख्यात लेखकों और बुद्धिजीवियों की पर्याप्त सराहना मिली । पहले इसे नेशनल पब्लिशिंग हाउस,नई दिल्ली ने छापा था । लगभग तीस वर्ष के अंतराल के बाद इस उपन्यास का पुनर्प्रकाशन साहित्य भंडार , इलाहाबाद ने किया है , जिसे मैं एक बार फिर आप सब को आदर सहित सौंप रहा हूँ ।
प्रसार भारती परिवार अपने इन गुणी पुरोधा को बधाई देते हुए उनके प्रति अपनी शुभकामनाएं दे रहा है।
ब्लाग रिपोर्टर :-  श्री. प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी,लखनऊ।मोबाइल 9839229128

Prasar Bharati's manpower audit likely to be over in 2017-18

An audit of public broadcaster Prasar Bharatis manpower is expected to be completed in the current fiscal, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Zubin Irani said there was an overall shortage of talent in the Prasar Bharati and many of the sanctioned posts were vacant. "Based on the recommendations of Sam Pitroda Committee report, Prasar Bharati is in the process of conducting manpower audit to look into the issue. This audit is expected to be completed during 2017-18," she said.

The Sam Pitroda Committee had given its report on Prasar Bharati in January 2014. It had recommended a comprehensive manpower audit to map Prasar Bharatis staff requirement while noting that it has a workforce which is much bigger in size as compared to public broadcasters in other countries. Prasar Bharati runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. 

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DD plans to change its logo, launches design contest

The iconic Doordarshan logo, said to symbolise the human eye, may soon be a thing of past as the broadcaster seeks to connect aggressively with the youth while preserving the "nostalgia" associated with the DD brand. The state-owned broadcaster has begun the process of replacing the current logo which it has been using since 1959. Doordarshan, which runs 23 channels across the country, has floated a logo design contest, the winner of which will get a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. 

"The Doordarshan brand and the logo evokes nostalgia in certain generation of the country. Today, the county's population largely comprises people below 30 years of age and they don't share the same memory that the earlier generation has of Doordarshan," said Shashi S Vempati, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati, which runs the Doordarshan and All India Radio. About 65 per cent of India's population is below the age of 35 years. "The young generation was born in the post-liberalisation era when there were multiple channels and it (the new generation) doesn't connect to the DD brand the same way the earlier generation," Vempati told PTI. 

This is an attempt to have conversation with the younger generation and make the DD brand "relevant" to them, he added. According to the invitation seeking new design, "The new logo while recalling the strong nostalgia associated with the DD brand, should reflect the aspirations of a new India." The last date for submitting logo design is August 13.

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

Inspiration-100 Story House, a library for children with a hope of better future for Meghalaya.

100 Story House is a small library in the Garo Hills, set up by a Jemimah Marak, and her husband, James Nokseng G Momin. As the region is insurgency-prone, the couple set up this library to create a space for young children to nurture the habit of reading.

In far-flung Garo Hills of Tura in Meghalaya, a rustic library made of bamboo and thatch comes to life with children and young adults reading books, playing board games, taking part in storytelling sessions and loads of other fun-filled activities.

The Garo Hills are ‘insurgency-declared’ areas. There are shadows of fear, uncertainty and violence in the air and lives of people. The unstable political conditions force the inhabitants to lead restricted lives. Parents fear to send their children out and they end up becoming addicted to mobile phones or television. This becomes a hindrance for the children to enjoy their childhood.

Libraries help create a better society. Through 100 Story House Jemimah and her husband dream of a peaceful future for Meghalaya. Reading books and storytelling are considered powerful activities in the learning and exchanging of ideas. Books broaden the horizons of children’s imagination and they grow into individuals who lead social change.

The library has collection of over 800 books, including classics, encyclopedias, dictionaries, comics, general fiction etc. Publication houses Pratham Books and Scholastic have contributed to the collection. Children are allowed to borrow books at a nominal registration fees. Along with the tantalising smell of the books and the magical world they contain, the library is always brimming with warm love and affection of Jemimah’s pet dogs Bandit, Nani, Fashion, and a family of cats.

Retirement of Shri S. Rajasekaran, UDC, AIR, Puducherry

Shri S. Rajasekaran, UDC, AIR, Puducherry is retiring from the service on superannuation on 31.7.2017 after a long stint of 34 years. He joined as LDC in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi in the year 1983 and served in many Stations/Kendras such as DDK, Chennai, DMC, Tirunelveli and DMC, Puducherry before joining AIR, Puducherry. A very efficient, sincere and hardworking person, having in-depth knowledge in accounts and administration.

AIR, Puducherry wish him a very happy and peaceful retired life.

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

Contributed by :- Shri. A. Vijayakumar, Dy.Director (Engg.) HOO.

Shri B.Chiranjeevulu, DDK, Bhubaneswar is retiring on superannuation w.e.f. 31.07.2017.

Shri B.Chiranjeevulu, Kitchen Clerk, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.07.2017.
Date of Birth : 04.07.1957
Date of Joining : 01.01.1982 at DDK, Cuttack
Kendra Served : DDK, Cuttack, DDK, Bhubaneswar
Mobile No. : 8093172636

Joined as a Kitchen Clerk at DDK, Cuttack on 01.01.1982, Shri Chiranjeevulu was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar when the Kendra was shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar in November’1992 and since then he is working at DDK, Bhubaneswar. During his service career in Doordarshan for a period of 35 years and 07 months , Shri Chiranjeevulu has discharged his duties sincerely in canteen of the Kendra. He is a soft spoken, hard working and disciplined employee of the organisation. 

All the Staff of DDK, Bhubaneswar and Prasar Bharati Parivar wish Shri B. Chiranjeevulu a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Contributed by :- Shri. Pranabandhu Behera

Shri. H.K.Panda, DDK Bhubaneswar retiring on superannuation on 31.7.2017

Shri Hemanta Kumar Panda, Security Guard, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.07.2017.
Date of Birth : 08.07.1957
Date of Joining : 02.04.1992 at LPT, Anandpur
Kendra Served : DDMC, Keonjhar, DDK, Bhubaneswar
Mobile No. : 9778152589

Joined as a Security Guard at LPT, Anandpur under DDMC, Keonjhar on 02.04.1992, Shri Panda was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar in the year 1995 and since then he is working at DDK, Bhubaneswar. During his service career in different establishments of Doordarshan for a period of 25 years and 04 months , Shri Panda has discharged his duties sincerely. He is a dedicated, hard working and disciplined employee of the organisation. 

All the Staff of DDK, Bhubaneswar wish Shri H.K.Panda a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

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

Contributed by :- Shri. Pranabandhu Behera,

PM opens 'Mann ki Baat' forum to all

People wanting to give their viewpoints to Prime Minister Narendra Modi can call on toll-free number 1800 3000 7800 before the 34th installment of his monthly Mann Ki Baat. Messages can also be sent via the website and those who miss the broadcast can listen in toll-free by dialling 1922. The next broadcast is slated for 30 July 2017 at 11 am over the entire network of All India Radio.

The broadcast will be originated by All India Radio, Delhi, and will be relayed by all AIR stations, all AIR FM channels (FM Gold and FM Rainbow), local radio stations, Vividh Bharati stations and five community radio stations. The regional versions of the Mann Ki Baat will be originated by the capital AIR stations in non- Hindi speaking zones at 20 hours on the same day. The regional versions shall be relayed by all AIR stations including local radio stations in the respective states. The broadcast is visually adapted by Doordarshan and other private TV and news channels in India and broadcast simultaneously. Similarly, radio in the private sector patches AIR. All DTH platforms also carry it. It is live streamed for global audience and is accessible through mobile app, All India Radio Live.

Over the last one year, the Mann Ki Baat programme has become immensely popular in every nook and corner of the country and is eagerly awaited every month. The direct heart to heart address by the Prime Minister on issues concerning every citizen of the country has made the broadcast popular in every household in the country.

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram supports the new farming initiative of the Government of Kerala

The ‘Vayalum Veedum’ (Farm and Home) programme of All India Radio is a well known name in the farming sector of Kerala over last fifty years. The credible voice of the programme,made it a trusted friend of farmers and a reliable partner of Government agencies for knowledge transfer. Recently, the Government of Kerala has launched a host of new projects and schemes to encourage farmers and attain self-sufficiency in agricultural production in the State. Few such schemes like ‘Onathinu Oru Muram Pachakkari’ (A Basket of Vegetables for Onam) were launched in this regard. As always, the ‘Vayalum Veedum’ programme of All India Radio rose to the occasion to promote these schemes and create awareness among the general public.

The Hon’nle Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala, Adv. V S Sunil Kumar had visited the studios of All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram in person,to record an interview on these new schemes. This was broadcast in the Farm and Home programme and received wide attention and appreciation from the listeners. During the interview, the Hon’ble Minister himself had highlighted the exemplary role played by All India Radio in reaching out to the farming community effectively for over half a century. The interview was hosted by Shri. Muraleedharan Thazhakkara, Programme Executive (Farm and Home). 

Contributed By:Sandeep Suresh,Transmission ,xecutive,AIRThiruvananthapuram,

कारगिल विजय दिवस - कारगिल युद्ध में प्रसारणकर्मियों की प्रशंसनीय भूमिका को सलाम ।

कारगिल युद्ध में प्रसारणकर्मियों ने भी साहस दिखाया था !

प्रति वर्ष 26जुलाई को देश कारगिल विजय दिवस मनाता है।यह वर्ष 1999 का वह ऐतिहासिक दिन है जब भारतीय सेना के जाबांज सैनिकों ने लगातार 60दिनों की कठिन लड़ाई के बाद लद्दाख की जोखिम और ग्लैशियर से भरी चोटियों पर स्थित अपनी चौकियों पर से दुश्मनों को भगाने में सफ़लता पाई थी । कारगिल युद्ध में विजय पताका फहराने वाले और शहीद होने वाले भारतीय सैनिकों को आज स्मृति दिवस पर सलाम करते हुए हमें यह भी जानना ज़रुरी है कि उन जोखिम भरे दिनों में आकाशवाणी कारगिल में नियुक्त प्रसारणकर्मियों ने भी अद्भुत साहस और धैर्य दिखाते हुए अपना प्रसारण जारी रखा था ।उनके जज़्बे और हौसलों को भी सलाम किया जाना चाहिए।ऐसे ही एक मेरे सहकर्मी और उन दिनों(1998से 2004तक) वहां नियुक्त कार्यक्रम अधिकारी जनाब हसन अब्बास रिजवी साहब अब भी हम सबके बीच मौज़ूद हैं जो अपनी आंखों के सामने के मंजर को याद करके अब भी रोमांचित हो उठते हैं।उनके वहां से मुझे भेजे गये अनेक पत्र अब भी मेरी जागीर बने हुए हैं । वे बताते हैं "....26 जुलाई 1998 से पाकिस्तानी फ़ौज की ओर से बराबर गोलाबारी हो रही थी ।मेरा स्टेशन (कारगिल)सीमा से कुल 5कि.मी.के भीतर आता है।नदी के दूसरी ओर एयरपोर्ट है।वहीं पर और भी सैनिक प्रतिष्ठानों के कार्यालय एवं वर्कशाप हैं,उसी पर गोला बारी होती रहती है जो मेरे केन्द्र से दो फर्लांग से कम दूरी पर है।...मैं यहां पर अभी तक सकुशल हूं...।"वे आगे भावुक हो उठते हैं और बताते हैं ..."..भागमभाग,गिरते शेल,बाज़ार बंद,कारगिल से अपना बसेरा छोड़कर सेफ ज़ोन की तलाश में भटकते लोग,..और मैं..डूबते जहाज के कप्तान की तरह रेडियो कारगिल के प्रसारण को जारी रखने के लिए संकल्पबद्ध था...अंदर से बेहद डरा हुआ लेकिन ऊपर से शांत.." !

अपने साथी जनाब हसन अब्बास रिज़वी के जज़्बे और हौसलों को प्रसार भारती परिवार का लाखों सलाम! करगिल के उस माहौल में आपने आकाशवाणी में अपनी यादगार सेवाएं दी थीं जो कि देश सेवा से किसी भी मायने में कम नहीं है!उन सभी प्रसारणकर्मियों की शान में ये पंक्तियां पेश हैं-
"हर दौर में किरदार के अपने हुए चर्चे,
तारीख़ लिखी पहले,आगे भी लिखेंगे ।"

ब्लाग रिपोर्ट : प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी,लखनऊ।मोबाइल 9839229128,

Our Bright Children:Amita ,D/o Sh.Rang Nath Tripathi, Retd.PEX

Daughter of Mr.Rang Nath Tripathi Retd.Programme Executive of Doordarshan Miss Amita has submitted her thesis in the Pharmacy Dept. of Central University Sagar (MP). It is also a matter of joy for family that recently she had joined Mylan Pharma, Indore .(MP).

Prasar Bharati Parivar congratualates her and wish a very bright future.

Blog report:P.K.Tripathi,Lucknow.Mob.9839229128,

DD announces short film contest on independence theme

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has announced a Swatantra Bharat Short Films Contest to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement and 70th anniversary of India's Independence next month. The aim is to create awareness, education, encouragement and enlightenment about inspiring, real-life stories of ordinary people who have made a difference to the society to rid it of some evil or malpractice, educate and enlighten people about the importance of Independence, freedom struggle, freedom fighters and to instil the feeling of patriotism.... 

Forwarded By:Jainender Kumar Nigam,PB Newsdesk & ​Prasar Bharati ​Social Media,

MP government banks on radio programmes to demolish tribal superstitions

The Madhya Pradesh government is banking on a 26-part radio programme to take two of the state’s ancient tribes - Gond and Baiga – out of a morass of superstitions.The initiative comes on the heels of a research by the Madhya Pradesh Council for Science and Technology (MPCoST) on the lifestyles of Gond and Baiga to study their problems and ‘malpractices’ which the government believes is hindering their development.On the basis of research, MPCoST has developed 26 episodes to address different issues related to Gond and Baiga tribals. The MP government’s department of science and technology’s organisation Vigyan Prasar and MPCoST will air the episodes from the third week of August from All India Radio stations in Jabalpur and Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur.

The new programme will be in addition to the ones already being aired for different purposes.

MPCoST scientist Virendra Kumar said, “As of now, radio programmes are being run to inform about development programmes and to entertain the tribal but this will be the first attempt when we will hit their stereotype thinking and orthodox practices but we will explain it well in their language so that they don’t take offence.”

The radio programme will seek to unravel superstitions by which some women are declared witches and how sorcerers are thought to have powers to cure a person from snakebite.

Forwarded By:Jainender Kumar Nigam,PB Newsdesk & ​Prasar Bharati ​Social Media,

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

प्रसार भारती के नए CEO शशि शेखर वेम्पती से खास बातचीत

इस पूरी बातचीत को पढ़ने केलिए कृपया नीचे दी गयी लिंक को क्लिक करें  -

द्वारा अग्रेषित :- श्री. जैनेन्द्र निगम, पी. बी. न्यूज़डेस्क, प्रसारभारती,

Doordarshan to acquire programmes for D-kashir

Doordarshan has invited proposals from reputed Producers/ production houses for its 24x7 satellite channel DD Kashir under Fixed Budget Mode of Programmes Acquisition Category. These will be for telecast in accordance with the “Guidelines for Acquisition of Programmes.” Last date for submission of proposal -: 3 August 2017. The producers must indicate clearly whether the programme submitted is being offered on ‘Short Term Rights’ transfer basis. Number of episodes to be acquired in each category shall be the discretion of Doordarshan....

Source and Credit :-
Forwarded by :- Shri. Jainendra Nigam PB News Desk & SOCIAL MEDIA

ये आकाशवाणी है!

1920 में पहले रेडियो स्टेशन की स्थापना पीट्सबर्ग में हुई और जल्द ही बीबीसी और वॉइस आॅफ अमेरिका जैसे बड़े रेडियो नेटवर्क की स्थापना होती चली गई।

आल इंडिया रेडियो ने आज अपने सफर के नब्बे साल पूरे कर लिए। लगभग पूरे देश में इसकी पहुंच है। हर वर्ग, हर भाषा और हर क्षेत्र के लिए इसके कार्यक्रम हैं। इस लिहाज से यह दुनिया के बड़े रेडियो नेटवर्कों में शुमार है। मगर निजी कंपनियों को एफएम चैनल खोलने का अधिकार मिलने से जहां रेडियो की दुनिया में क्रांति-सी आई, वहीं प्रसार भारती के रेडियो चैनलों के लिए चुनौतियां भी खड़ी हुर्इं। ................. 
रेडियो के सफर और उपलब्धियों, उसकी दुश्वारियों के बारे में बता रहे हैं सुरेश वर्मा। 
दुनिया के सभी राष्ट्रों में रेडियो की अपनी अलग शक्ति है। लुप्त होती विधाओं को सहेजने, नई तकनीक को प्रचलित और प्रसारित करने, संगीत की विविधता को लोकप्रिय बनाने और विज्ञापनों द्वारा वस्तु और सेवाओं की जानकारी पहुंचाने में रेडियो की अहम भूमिका रही है। हर्ट्ज, मैक्सवेल, फैराडे, मार्कोनी आदि वैज्ञानिकों के अविष्कारों का ही परिणाम हमारे सामने रेडियो के रूप में पूरी बीसवी सदी में छाया रहा। रेडियो शब्द की व्युत्पत्ति लैटिन ह्यरेडियसह्ण से माना जाता है। कुछ लोग इसे रोशनी की बीम ह्यरेह्ण से बना मानते हैं। 1881 में ग्राहमबेल ने ह्यरेडियोफोनह्ण पद का उपयोग किया था। 1906 में रेडियोटेलीग्राम प्रचलन में आया। 1907 में लीडी फारेस्ट के रेडियो कंपनी बनाने से इस शब्द को गति मिली। 1920 में पहले रेडियो स्टेशन की स्थापना पीट्सबर्ग में हुई और जल्द ही बीबीसी और वॉइस आॅफ अमेरिका जैसे बड़े रेडियो नेटवर्क की स्थापना होती चली गई। भारत में रेडियो क्लब द्वारा इसका प्रचलन हुआ और 1927 में पहला रेडियो स्टेशन मुंबई में आरंभ हुआ, जो 1936 में आल इंडिया रेडियो के नाम से प्रसिद्ध हो गया।
1947 में विभाजन के बाद छह स्टेशन भारत में आए और तीन पाकिस्तान में चले गए। आज आजादी के सत्तर साल बाद भारत का प्रसारण तंत्र चार सौ बीस रेडियो स्टेशनों वाला विश्व के अग्रिम पंक्ति के प्रसारण संगठनों में से एक है। क्या रेडियो मात्र ध्वनि तरंग नहीं है। इसका चरित्र प्रदर्शित होता है ह्यबहुजन हिताय बहुजन सुखायह्ण से, जिसका अनुसरण शब्द, संगीत, सन्नाटा, ध्वनि प्रभावों के उचित मिश्रण से किया जाता है। पिछले नब्बे वर्षों के दौरान भारतीय रेडियो प्रसारण तंत्र ने अपने को एक इंटरैक्टिव, सूचनात्मक और मनोरंजक मीडिया के रूप में स्थापित किया है। आकाशवाणी विश्व के विशालतम प्रसारण संगठनों में से एक है। यह चार सौ बीस रेडियो स्टेशनों के जरिए भारत के बानबे प्रतिशत भूभाग और सवा सौ करोड़ देशवासियों तक पहुंचने का अनुपम साधन है। खास बात यह है कि तेईस भाषाओं और एक सौ छियालीस बोलियों में अपनी बात कहने में इसका कोई प्रतियोगी नहीं है। अपनी विदेश प्रसारण सेवा में यह ग्यारह भारतीय भाषाओं और सोलह विदेशी भाषाओं में सौ देशों तक अपनी पहुंच रखता है। आज विचारणीय बिंदु यह है कि इस निधि का सदुपयोग किस प्रकार किया जाए ताकि राष्ट्र विकास के पथ पर तेजी से अग्रसर हो सके।
रेडियो का परिवर्तित स्वरूप
रेडियो के स्वरूप में परिवर्तन और संशोधन सदा होते रहे हैं। कहां वह बड़े वॉल्व वाला ड्राइंगरूम में रखा रहने वाला मर्फी का स्थिर रेडियो, जो बाद में सॉलिड स्टेट हो गया और फिर चलता-फिरता दो बैट्री से चलने वाला ट्रांजिस्टर बन गया। ट्रंक के भार से किताब के वजन तक पहुंचने में रेडियो को एक लंबा समय लगा। कंधे पर लटकने वाले ट्रांजिस्टर को कान में लगा कर इअर फोन से सुनते युवा इस संस्कृति के वाहक हैं। आज मोबाइल फोन के माध्यम से रेडियो आपकी जेब में पहुंच गया है और इंटरनेट और एप्स के जरिए रेडियो ने विश्व भर में अपनी पहुंच बना ली है, जो पहले केवल सीमित क्षेत्र तक होता था।
विश्व के विकासशील राष्ट्रों की तीन-चौथाई जनता ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में निवास करती है, जहां निरक्षरता, अज्ञानता, निर्धनता, बेरोजगारी, रोगियों की संख्या अधिक है। ऐसे में रेडियो और परिवेर्तन के मध्य संबंध नजरंदाज नहीं किया जा सकता। ग्रामीण जनता के स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा, चिकित्सा, कृषि और पशुपालन संबंधी सूचना को जनमानस तक उन्हीं की बोली या भाषा में पहुंचाने की शक्ति केवल रेडियो में है, जिसके माध्यम से सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक, आर्थिक और राजनीतिक विकास संभव हो सकता है। भारत जैसे विकासशील राष्ट्र में शिक्षा और सूचना के माध्यम के रूप में रेडियो की उपयोगिता और महत्ता आंकी नहीं जा सकती। इस बात से इनकार नहीं किया जा सकता कि आकाशवाणी में अपने प्रसारण के माध्यम से देश की जनता में राष्ट्र, संस्कृति, अपनी गौरवशाली परंपरा और विकासात्मक गतिविधियों के प्रति चेतना उपजाने की दिशा में महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिकाने की अपार क्षमता है।

इस प्रसारण तंत्र द्वारा देश में सामाजिक, आर्थिक, सांस्कृतिक लक्ष्यों की प्राप्ति, राष्ट्रीय एकता को सुदृढ़ करने, आधुनिकीकरण को उन्नत करने और विज्ञान-प्रौद्योगिकी को बल प्रदान करने की दिशा में महत्त्वपूर्ण कार्य कर सकने में सक्षम संचार माध्यम की अपार संभावनाएं हैं। संगीत, वार्ताओं, परिचर्चाओं, इंटरव्यू, रेडियो नाटकों, कहानियों, समाचार, शैक्षिक प्रसारण और बाहरी प्रसारण आदि के माध्यम से देश के हर आयु वर्ग तक पहुंच आकाशवाणी के पास है। साहित्यिक-सांस्कृतिक धरोहर की जो पूंजी आकाशवाणी के पास है, वह अद्वितीय है।
रेडियो और ग्रामीण विकास
रेडियो एक ग्रामीण विकास उपकरण है, जो किसी सामाजिक समूह की संचार आवश्यकताओं की पूर्ति का एक मंच उपलब्ध कराता है। यही नहीं, यह समय पर प्रासंगिक जानकारी प्रदान करने के लिए सबसे सरल और तीव्र गति का साधन है। सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक, नैतिक, आध्यात्मिक और आर्थिक मांगों की आवाज उठाने के लिए, सांस्कृतिक पहचान को पुनर्स्थापित करने में इसकी भूमिका सराहनीय है।
ग्रामीण क्षेत्रो में रेडियो समुदायों को उनके सामाजिक, आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक वातावरण को प्रभावित करने वाले संवाद और निर्णय में हिस्सेदारी की शक्ति प्रदान करता है। यह एक व्यापक, सुलभ, किफायती और लोकप्रिय संचार का माध्यम है जो जागरूकता बढ़ाने, स्थानीय समुदायों को एक जुट करने के लिए प्रेरित करता है। ग्रामीण समुदायों की राय जानने, उनकी जरूरतों को समझने और नवजीवन की आकांक्षाओं के लोकतांत्रिक अभिव्यक्ति के लिए रेडियो एक मंच प्रदान करता है। रेडियो की अपनी अनूठी विशेषता है। इसकी पहुंच ड्राइंग रूम या बेडरूम तक सीमित नहीं है, बल्कि रसोईघर, कार, स्टडी टेबल, खेत, बस, ट्रक, ढाबे, स्कूल, पंचायत और युवाओं की जेब तक सूचना, शिक्षा, मनोरंजन, प्रेरणा और मार्गदर्शन पहुंचाने का सबसे सस्ता, सरल और तीव्र माध्यम है।

इसकी संवेदना और शक्ति ध्वनि है- चाहे वह वाणी हो या संगीत, संवाद हो या ध्वनि प्रभाव, शब्द हो या गीत, जो चित्र यह मानस पटल पर बनाता है, उसका प्रभाव अतुलनीय है। मानसपटल पर बनने वाले इस कल्पना चित्र की अनुभूति वास्तविक चित्र से कहीं अधिक सुंदर, स्पष्ट, मधुर और गहरी होती है। आल इंडिया रेडियो ने आज अपने सफर के नब्बे साल पूरे कर लिए। लगभग पूरे देश में इसकी पहुंच है। हर वर्ग, हर भाषा और हर क्षेत्र के लिए इसके कार्यक्रम हैं। इस लिहाज से यह दुनिया के बड़े रेडियो नेटवर्कों में शुमार है। मगर निजी कंपनियों को एफएम चैनल खोलने का अधिकार मिलने से जहां रेडियो की दुनिया में क्रांति-सी आई, वहीं प्रसार भारती के रेडियो चैनलों के लिए चुनौतियां भी खड़ी हुर्इं। ....................

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