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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Contest on Women Breaking Gender Stereotypes - last date 1st June 2017



Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work implies not only empowering female entrepreneurs and business owners, but also recognizing women’s unpaid care, domestic work and the overwhelming majority of women in the informal economy.This year, NITI Aayog, along with the UN in India and MyGov, launches the campaign to award inspiring women from across India through entries in two categories:

1. Short video and photo contest on Women Breaking Gender Stereotypes: This can be a homemade video shot on the mobile phone. Both photos and videos are to be accompanied with a short caption (not over 50 words) encapsulating the story of the woman.

2. Written entries of women in the workforce, across sectors, irrespective of their educational qualifications. We encourage stories of women working in non-traditional occupations and women who are working to empower other women, their neighborhoods/society in anyway. (Stories should not exceed 500 words.)

Participants are invited to upload entries directly on the MyGov platform.

The last date for submission of entries has been extended till 1st June, 2017.

Click here to read the Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria.

K.R.Bhalerao, Sr.EA, LPT Amalner (DMC Jalgaon) retires on 31 May 2017


Shri. K.R.Bhalerao, Sr.EA, LPT Amalner (DMC Jalgaon) is retiring on 31 May 2017. He had joined as Engineering Assistant at DDK Mumbai on 04.04.1987 and then worked at LPT Dhule, LPT Malegon and is finally retiring from LPT Amalner on 31 May 2017. He has completed total service of 30 years in Doordarshan Network.

He will always be remembered for his gracious and co-operative behaviour. I, and my colleagues of DMC Jalgaon & LPT Amalner wish him a very happy, healthy and successful retired life.

Contributed By: R.S.Ghule,AE/ Head of Office ,DMC Jalgaon

'केबल टीवी एक्ट की प्रभावी क्रियान्विति हो'

केन्द्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री एम. वेंकैया नायडू ने कहा है कि राजस्थान में विशेषकर सीमावर्ती जिलों में केबल टीवी एक्ट के अन्तर्गत प्रभावी मॉनिटरिंग सुनिश्चित की जाए ताकि आपत्तिजनक सामग्री एवं अनाधिकृत चैनल्स का प्रसारण नहीं हो सके।उन्होंने कहा कि राज्य सरकार प्रत्येक जिले में एक अधिकारी को इस काम का जिम्मा सौंपे ताकि केबल टीवी एक्ट के अन्तर्गत बनाई गई जिलास्तरीय समितियां सजगता एवं सक्रियता से काम करें। इस पर मुख्यमंत्री ने संबंधित जिला कलक्टरों की निगरानी में सूचना एवं जनसम्पर्क विभाग के सामंजस्य से केबल टीवी कन्टेन्ट की मॉनिटरिंग के निर्देश दिए।नायडू मंगलवार को मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय में दूरदर्शन, आकाशवाणी, पत्र सूचना कार्यालय, क्षेत्र प्रचार निदेशालय, संगीत एवं नाटक प्रभाग एवं डीएवीपी की समीक्षा बैठक को संबोधित कर रहे थे।

नायडू ने कहा कि दूरदर्शन एवं आकाशवाणी जन प्रसार माध्यम हैं इसलिए वे केन्द्र सरकार के साथ-साथ राज्य सरकार की जनकल्याणकारी योजनाओं एवं कार्यक्रमों का प्रचार-प्रसार भी पूरी तत्परता से करें। बैठक में मुख्यमंत्री वसुंधरा राजे भी मौजूद थी।उन्होंने कहा कि दूरदर्शन के क्षेत्रीय चैनल्स एवं आकाशवाणी के एफएम सहित अन्य रेडियो स्टेशन क्षेत्रीय भाषाओं में समाचार एवं सूचनाओं का प्रचार-प्रसार कर समाज में अन्तिम व्यक्ति तक सीधी पहुंच बनाएं।उन्होंने कहा कि आकाशवाणी के एफएम चैनल्स पर राजस्थानी भाषा में भी हैडलाईन्स का प्रसारण किया जाए।

मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि राज्य सरकार एवं केन्द्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय में बेहतर समन्वय स्थापित किया जाएगा ताकि जनकल्याणकारी कार्यक्रमों की अधिक से अधिक जानकारी आमजन तक पहुंच सके।उन्होंने कहा कि प्रदेश में विभिन्न विषयों पर जन-जागरूकता बढ़ाने, विकास योजनाओं की जानकारी पहुंचाने एवं सछ्वाव व सौहार्द बढ़ाने में कम्युनिटी रेडियो महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा सकते हैं इसलिए प्रदेश में कम्युनिटी रेडियो स्टेशन्स को बढ़ावा दिया जाए।इस पर नायडू ने बताया कि कृषि विज्ञान केन्द्रों एवं डीआरडीए के माध्यम से नए कम्युनिटी रेडियो स्टेशन्स स्थापित किए जा सकते हैं। केन्द्र सरकार नए कम्युनिटी रेडियो शुरू करने के लिए 75 प्रतिशत सब्सिडी दे रही है।

बैठक में बताया गया कि दूरदर्शन के प्रसारण की गुणवत्ता सुधारने के लिए डिजिटल हाईपावर ट्रांसमिशन की शुरुआत की जाएगी, जिससे विभिन्न डीडी चैनल्स को मोबाईल पर भी आसानी से देखा जा सकेगा। प्रदेश में अभी चल रहे 26 निजी एफएम चैनलों के अलावा 18 शहरों में 36 और निजी एफएम रेडिय़ो स्टेशन शुरू किए जाएंगे।नायडू एवं मुख्यमंत्री राजे ने पत्र सूचना कार्यालय जयपुर के मासिक ई-प्रकाशन ‘ई-मरूगंधा’ का विमोचन भी किया।


Forwarded By:Jhavendra Dhruw ,jhavendra.dhruw@gmail.com

AIR likely to launch new Dzongkha service for Bhutan

National broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is likely to launch a new language service -- Dzongkha -- for Bhutan, a move seen to strengthen ties with the neighbouring country.Dzongkha will take the total foreign language offering of AIR's External Services Division (ESD) to 16 which includes French, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, English, Pashto, Nepali, Tibetan, Urdu and Baluchi.It will also broadcast programmes for Indian diaspora in 12 languages, including Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Telugu and Kannada.

"The plan has been approved for Dzongkha service. It will be launched soon. It is part of soft diplomacy," an official source said.Bhutan, the first foreign country which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited after assuming office in 2014, shares cordial relations with India and is a model for good neighbourly relations, he added.Initially, the ESD will broadcast cultural programmes in Dzongkha language.India and Bhutan have joint ventures in various areas, including hydro-electric power generation, education, trade, health and culture.

A one hour daily Dzongkha language service is proposed between 6.00 am and 7.00 am IST.Either a transmitter in Kurseong, a hill station some 32 kms from Darjeeling in West Bengal, or in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, will be used to broadcast the new service.The Ministry of External Affairs will help in hiring language professionals from Bhutan to run this service.


Forwarded By:Alokesh Gupta,New Delhi,alokeshgupta@gmail.com,Jainender Nigam,PB NewsDesk . <news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

माननीय संसदीय राजभाषा समिति द्वारा दूरदर्शन शिलांग का निरीक्षण



Source
: Sangam Thakur

Doordarshan Engineers working on the highest TV tower of India, Rameswaram.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Arkin Parriot, ADP & Programme Head of Akashvani, Shillong retires.


Shri. Arkin Parriot, ADP & Programme Head of Akashvani, Shillong is retiring on 31st May, 2017.

Born on 7th May, 1957, Bah Arkin joined AIR on 02.05.1983 as Asstt Editor EB. Later he was selected through UPSC as PEX in 1991 & Promoted as ADP adhoc in 2014. Ever since he joined he had been reading the regional news later rechristened North East News, as he demits office on 31st May'2017 he'll leave after reading the North East News.

His message to fellow colleagues: Please serve the organisation and uphold the motto of AIR "Bahujan Hitaya,Bahujan Sukhaya". Keep the benefit and happiness of large sections of the people through Akashvani.

Choicest best wishes from PB Parivar. 

Source : Ella Mary, elpiscean81@gmail.com

Centre enhances subsidy to set up community radio stations

The government has enhanced the subsidy amount to set up community radio stations across the country from the existing 50 per cent to 75 per cent, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said today.The Information and Broadcasting Minister, who reviewed the performance of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra here, said universities and NGOs would be encouraged to set up community radios and can also receive 70 per cent subsidy.He also told reporters that the subsidy for states in the north eastern region will be 90 per cent.Community radio is an empowering tool and a very useful tool to cater to the people in local dialect, he said, adding such radio stations broadcast programmes which are of "immediate" relevance to the community.

Responding to a query about enhancing the services of public broadcasters on par with private ones, Naidu said he has directed officials to produce quality programmes to compete with private FM channels."Earlier, government means no accountability. But, now (it means) accountability. People are asking for more information, more facilities. I have asked them (public broadcasters) to take the lead and produce quality programmes," he said."Public broadcasting is an essential service and the prime minister (Narendra Modi) chose AIR and Doordarshan for his 'Mann ki baat' programme due to these reasons," he said.On granting of digital licence to Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation, run by the state government, he said the ministry decided to give away the license considering the affordabale rates offered to public.

"When people can view more channels at affordable rates then why not give licenses? That is why we decided to issue the license," he said.On enhancing the services of Press Information Bureau (PIB), he said the Tamil version of PIB would be launched by August 15 in Tamil Nadu.On upgrading facilities at Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, he said 245 studio high definition cameras and 254 field cameras have been procured for upgrading the infrastructure."An HD TV Studio has also been planned at a cost of Rs 15 crore. It will be commissioned in 2017-18," he said.About his visit to Chennai, Naidu said he would meet chief minister K Palaniswami tomorrow at the secretariat to discuss central and state government projects. 


Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

Anti-Terrorism Day at AIR MADIKERI


Contributed By:Pankaj Kudtarkar,LIA,AIR MADIKERI,AIR MADIKERI ,radiomadikeri@gmail.com

Akashavani Thiruvanthapuram Recreation Club Day Celebrations







Akashavani Recreation Club Day Celebration 18.5.2017 SubCollector Dr.Divya.S.Iyer IAS inaugurated the Club Day17. BSNL kerala Telecom Circle General Manager S.Joyothi Sanker, ITS Participated.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sangeeta Upadhye, ADE AIR Pune awarded Rashtriya Ranragini Puruskar



On Birth anniversary of Ahilyadevi Holkar,a function was organised at Acharya Atre Hall at Sant Tukaram Nagar,Pimpri,Pune. on 21st May 2017.Smt.Sangeeta Upadhye,Assistant Director,AIR Pune was awarded 'Rashtriya Ranaragini Puraskar'.Ranragini in Marathi means a brave woman something like Jhansi Ki Rani. Dr.Rajaram Tripathi,President,Rashtriya Ayurved Vishvaparishad was the Chief Guest of the function.

Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye had also bagged the best woman engineer award 2013 in West Zone for her outstanding constributions. She is also administrator of PB Parivar Blog. 

Source : Ashish Bhatnagar, DDG (E), AIR, Pune.

Mann ki Baat has evoked 'huge response' from NRIs: All India Radio



Mann ki Baat reaches out to listeners in 150 countries.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly address -- 'Mann Ki Baat' -- being aired to about 150 countries -- has evoked a "huge response" from people of Indian-origin living abroad, an All India Radio (AIR) director has said.The address, telecast live in Hindi, is also broadcast in a translated version in English. Excerpts of the speech are aired in various other languages, including Russian, French, Urdu and Chinese. "We reach out to listeners in 150 countries through our radio broadcast in Hindi and general overseas service (English)," AIR External Services Division Director Amlanjyoti Mazumdar said.

He said the "huge Indian diaspora across the globe" have the "right to connect to the prime minister of their parent country". The official said there was a "huge response" to Modi's address every time it was broadcast, and they had received a number of messages, mostly from African countries where a large number of people of Gujarati-origin live. Listeners also send in their responses from the Gulf countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he said.In one such message, a listener from New Zealand said it was "enchanting" to hear Modi and asked when the prime minister would visit his country. The official said that when the government's move to demonetise currency notes was being criticised by a section in India, the initiative was "applauded" by listeners abroad as a step to combat corruption. Mazumdar said one of the reasons for the huge response was that the prime minister had "a large fan following".

A tourism ministry official said tourist inflows had increased from the countries that Modi had visited in the last three years. He has made over 55 foreign visits since assuming charge in May 2014. The prime minister has also emerged as the most followed world leader on the photo-sharing app Instagram with 6.9 million followers, ahead of US President Donald Trump.The findings, published last month, were part of a global study, "World Leaders on Instagram", that analysed the activity of around 325 Instagram accounts of heads of state and government and foreign ministers over the last one year. Mazumdar said people across the globe can also log on to the broadcaster's website to listen to Modi live.




Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

AIR Bhopal bags int’l award for best documentary on environment

All India Radio Bhopal bagged an international award for its documentary ‘Keep Coming Nanu Thangu’. The documentary has been declared as best programme on climate change by Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union. The award was declared during the 3rd ABU Media Summit on Climate Change held in Dhaka. It carries a trophy and a cash prize of $1,000. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is an association of broadcasting organisations with 280 members in 57 countries and reaches a potential audience of about three billion people. The awarded documentary is an endeavour to throw light on prevalent Indian traditions that are close to nature. Hundreds of examples exist in our folk and tribal life that reveal profound understanding towards our environment. It is extremely important to dust off these rich traditions, integrate them into our present lifestyle and incorporate them in the strategy being adopted to tackle water crisis, stemming from climate change. The production team included Arvind Soni and Rajesh Bhat. Music was composed by Abhay Phagre and narrator was Padam Bhandari.


Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

Inspiration-From Tonga Driver to King of Spices.



The Inspiring Story Of The Founder Of MDH Masale Mr. Mahashay Dharam Pal.

It's hard to ignore ‘that old man' in the MDH advertisements. Nearing nineties, he still makes sure that he stars in every MDH television commercial. And not bad, as his perseverance has immortalized him as the face of MDH, one of the biggest indigenous Indian businesses in the world. While most people would know about MDH, its founder, Mr. Mahashay Dharam Pal is hardly talked about. Here, his rags to riches story will make you believe that giving up is never an option.

The India-Pakistan partition ruined the life of millions of families. Mr Dharam Pal's family was based in Sialkot (Pakistan). The partition forced the family to move to India, leaving everything they ever owned to never return. While in Pakistan, Mr Dharam Pal's father sold spices for a living, operating out of a small shop called ‘Mahashian Di Hatti'.

Dharam Pal had given up studies while in 5th standard to assist his father at the shop. Then came the fateful year of 1947 and everything changed, forever. On September 7, Dharam Pal's family reached a refugee shelter in Amritsar, only to move permanently to Delhi within a few days. The family made an abandoned flat with no water, electricity or even a toilet, their new shelter. Since nobody knew what to do next, Dharam Pal borrowed Rs 1,500 from his father and bought a tonga (horse driven carriage/rickshaw). He charged two aana (equivalent of 1/16th of a rupee today) from Connaught Place to Karol Bagh.

Forced into poverty, there were days Dharam Pal had no passengers. Some even hurled abuses at him. Very soon, Dharam Pal realized that he was way more than this.

He sold the tonga, rented a shop, named it Mahashiyan Di Hatti (MDH) and started doing what he knew best—selling spices. Years passed, hard work went up and misery started to withdraw. The family didn't have to worry about having three meals a day. The ‘spice maker from Sialkot' was now getting popular by the word of mouth. Local fame brought in more business and more business brought in more money.The struggle was now over, forever. In 1953, another MDH outlet was started in Chandni Chowk and, in 1959, the family bought their first legally owned plot in Kirti Nagar to start a manufacturing unit. Fast forward to 2016, what started in a small shop in Karol Bagh is now a ‘spice manufacturing juggernaut' that even sells to countries abroad. Today, Mahashay Dharam Pal stands tall on a multi-million dollar empire and as an inspiration to millions.

Source and Credit:http://www.mensxp.com/special-features/today/30692-the-inspiring-story-of-the-founder-of-mdh-masale-

Monday, May 22, 2017

Inspiration - Post-Retirement contribution to Society



On 30th April 2017 in the Temple Town of Kanchipuram, Dr Mangala Ayre and Capt P K Iyre celebrated 50 years of their worthy companionship . They have decided to reside there post retirement to serve the society through their engagement in education of underprivileged kids.

They live on the modest pension received from the Central Government. They know only one way to celebrate: serve more. Out of their savings they issue a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to SEED TRUST run by Dr Kalpana Shankar, another great lady herself . Now we have a mobile medical van for the poor of the area.

I was invited by Mangala Aaka to be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations without being told about their generous plans. I could not attend and regret to be missing in the photos which will touch many a lives. I had to really make an effort to convince Mangala Aaka that I should be allowed to share this story. She was not sure whether it would serve any purpose. The public space is too full with negativity, I argued. She suggested if Kalpana ( Dr Kalpana Sankar ) agrees then may be. Then I was allowed.

Such is the story of Mrs and Mr Ayre.

Source : Manas Mohanty

Radio kashmir Srinagar in association with GCF organises book launch for "ZARD PANEKI DAIR"


ZARD PANIK DAIR released by Gulshan Cultural Forum Kashmir at Govt. College of Education Srinagar.GulshanCultural ForumKashmir in colloboration with Radio Kashmir Srinagar today organized a literary event and released poetry collection.ZARD PANEKI DAIR" of contemporary poetess Nighat Sahiba at College of Education, MA Road Srinagar.The function was presided over by M.Y.Teng. The chief guest on the occasion was Farooq Nazki, and prof. Naseem shafaie attended as Guest of honor. The stage was shared by Syed Humayun Qaisar, Mohd Shafi Pandit and paper was presented by Prof. Shafi Shouq and Prof. Shanawaz Muntazir.

President of the forum Syed Bashir Kousar presented the welcome address and General Secretary Gulshan Badrani hosted the whole programme.In her speach Nighat sahiba also peresented some of her poems.A musical event, performed by Assad Anjum and Shazia Bashir was also part of the event.Among others who attended this event include Dr. Rafiq Masoodi, Satish Vimal, Shahnaz rashid, Bawani Bashir Yasir, Abdal Mahjoor, Ruksana Jabeen, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, Dr. Nazir Azad,Idrak Badrani, Ayaz Rasool Nazki, Syed Zeeshan Fazil, Fayaz Tilgami, Rahim Rahbar, Tanha Nizami, Rashid Nizami,Muzaffar Tak, M. Ashraf Tak, Dr. Iftikar, Shamshad Kralawari, Latief Niyazi, Maqbool Shida, Njsar Azam and Idrees Badrani.

Contributed By:Rafeeq Masoodi ,rafeeq_masoodi@yahoo.co.in

V.S.Kain, AE, HPT Parampita, Delhi Retires on 31.05.2017



Shri. V.S.Kain Assistants Engineer HPT Parampita Delhi is retiring on 31 May 2017. He had joined as Engineering Assistant at HPT Kanpur and then worked at DDK Delhi ,CPC Delhi,LPT Jalore, LPT Kargil, R & D Delhi HPT Dharamshala H.P. and is finally retiring from HPT Parampita on 31 May 2017.

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 :-V S KAIN vskain1957@gmail.com

युवा प्रतिभाओं को मंच देगा आकाशवाणी, जुलाई में होगी संगीत प्रतियोगिता

संगीत के क्षेत्र में उभरती प्रतिभाओं के लिए खुशखबरी है। उन्हें आकाशवाणी की ओर से मंच प्रदान किया जाएगा। आकाशवाणी की ओर से अखिल भारतीय स्तर पर संगीत प्रतियोगिता कराई जा रही है। दो चरणों में होने वाली प्रतियोगिता हर केंद्र पर होगी। हिंदुस्तानी संगीत का फाइनल दिल्ली केंद्र पर और कर्नाटक संगीत का फाइनल चेन्नई केंद्र पर होगा। आकाशवाणी के कार्यक्रम प्रमुख आनंद देव सिंह ने बताया कि 30 जून को 16 से 24 साल के आयु वाले कलाकार भाग ले सकते हैं।संगीत प्रतियोगिता के गायन में शास्त्रीय, सुगम, लोकसंगीत और उपशास्त्रीय संगीत, हिंदुस्तानी संगीत तथा वादन में शास्त्री, सुगम, लोक संगीत हिंदुस्तानी और कर्नाटक संगीत में होगी।

इसके अलावा लोक वाद्य और वृंदागन (कोरस ) भी होगा। बताया कि केंद्र स्तर पर 10 से 28 जुलाई के बीच प्रारंभिक प्रतियोगिता होगी, इसमें विजेताओं की रिकार्डिंग फाइनल प्रतियोगिता के लिए की जाएगी। संबंधित कलाकार नजदीकी आकाशवाणी केंद्र से नौ जून तक आवेदन कर सकते हैं।

Source & Credit:
 http://www.amarujala.com/uttar-pradesh/varanasi/all-india-radio-will-conduct-singing-competition-in-july
Contributed By:Jhavendra Dhruw ,jhavendra.dhruw@gmail.com

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Obituary - Surendra(25) S/o SB Malusare, Daftary, CCW, AIR Pune expires



Surendra, son of Sh. SB Malusare, Daftary, CCW, Pune, who was diagnosed with brain tumor just few months back, breathed his last at around 20.30 hours on 20.05.2017. He was just 25. His last rites were performed at Pune today i.e. 21.05.2017.

Earlier, PB Parivar Blog had posted requesting members to go through the appeal by EE, CCW, Pune requesting for support to SB Malusare, Daftary and many members had come forward and contributed. However, we could not save the life of our young son.

PB Parivar condoles the untimely demise of Surendra, and prays to the almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the departed soul.

Source : Dilip Palde, AIR Pune

Community Radio Video Challenge (CRCV): 2017



Launched in 2013 as a joint initiative of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia ( CEMCA), UNESCO and Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, the competition aims at promoting engagement of Indian youth with Community Radio (CR), and using video documentaries as a tool to highlight the good work being done by CR in respect of Sustainable Development Goals at the grass root level.

In all, thirty one entries were received from all over the country and eight selected for various awards including one from J & K state.

The Jury met on May 8 at India Habitat Centre and comprised : Ashok Ogra, Chairman ( Director :AIMC), Dr. R.Sreedher, Co-Chairman (Professor Emeritus Apeejay Stya University), Niti Sarkar, Director (BC), I & B Ministry, Novel Lavasa, Noted Photographer & Social Activist , Mr. Rakesh Khar, General Manager, Network 18, RJ Yuvi, Radio City, Ruby Kapoor, Noted Theatre Director, Actor & Expert in Corp. Comm. Dr. R.Thyagarajan of CEMCA was the Coordinator.

The AWARD CEREMONY was held on May 17 at India International Centre. Present were: Dr. Shahid Rasool, Director ( CEMCA), Ashok Ogra, Director (AIMC), K.G. Suresh, DG (IIMC) & Aashish Joshi, Editor-in-Chief cum Chief Executive, Lok Sabha Television.

Award Winners: 

Ist Prize (Rs. 50,000): Athul Raj for his film ‘OTHAL’ ( IF POSSIBLE) – dealing with water scarcity.

IInd Prize (Rs. 30,000): Shreyansh Ojha for his film ‘EK PEHEL’ on Swach Bharat.

3rd Prize (Rs.20,000) : Clifford Chetan Ambler for his film 'ARALIDA-BADUKU' (A BLOOMING LIFE) focusing on mother-daughter whose life is dependent on Jasmine cultivation.

In addition, 5 entries received the 'Special Recognition Awards' of Rs.10,000 each.

Source Ashok Ogra

Book written by K.Stalin, former SD CBS AIR Chennai released



A book on Greek plays written by K.Stalin, former SD CBS AIR CHENNAI was recently released by Writer S.Ramakrishnan. The first copy was received by Sh. Baala Ramani, former programme head, DDK, Chennai. 

Source : Baala Ramani

Sitting near the Akashvani at Chandmari, Guwahati - The great Assamese Folk singer....



Sitting near the Akashvani at Chandmari, Guwahati is the statue of Pratima Baruah Pandey ....... The great Assamese Folk singer....

Source : Dilip Kumar Das

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Contribute Your Insights for 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, 28th May.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks forward to sharing his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, 28th May. Here is an exclusive opportunity for you to share your ideas and suggestions for the programme. Best inputs would be incorporated by the PM during his address.

Source & Credit:http://www.narendramodi.in/contribute-your-insights-for-pm-modi-s-mann-ki-baat-now--535461

From the Archieves:GUEST HOUSE FACILITY AT AIR SHIMLA

Welcome to Shimla


The town of Shimla rose in the nineteenth century when the Gurkha Wars came to an end in 1815-16 and the victorious British decided to retain certain pockets as military outposts and sanitaria. In 1822 the most rigorous of dandies and the greatest of sticklers for form Captain Charles Pratt Kennedy, Political Agent to the Hill States directed that a house be built for him at the village whose name is variously reported as Sheyamalaya Shumlah, Shimlu and Shemlah.

Kennedy House led the vanguard of the hundred-odd houses that were to scatter themselves by 1841 over every level or gently inclining space. Lured by the climate and terrain scores of European invalids began moving to the station and the only stipulation of the local chief who owned the land was that no tree be cut or cattle slaughtered.

With all its intricacies, history seems to have been the mortar for every brick and stone that has built Shimla. As the summer capital of British India for well over a century it was the seat of one of the most powerful governments in the world. From its cedar-shaded heights, one fifth of the human race was ruled and the decisions made those decades ago affect our lives to the present day.
Height: Most of the town lies between 2,100 m and 2,300 m
Languages spoken: Hindi. Also English, Punjabi and Pahari.
Religion: Mostly Hindu. Also Sikh, Muslim and Christian
Medical Facilities: Good
Telecommunications: Worldwide links by the net, telephone and fax, code: 0177


GUEST HOUSE FACILITY AT AIR SHIMLA

No. of rooms available:- 2 at Studio Bldg. & 2 at AIR Colony
Fax No for Guest House booking:-281 1 355
Email/Phone Mobile for Guest House booking:-shimla@air.org.in 
Name & contact details of the concerned Person / Caretaker:-i)Sh. Roop Ram Sharma
ii)Sh. Virender Sinoh

Contributed by :-Shri SANDEEP SRIVASTAVA,DY. DIRCTORE ENGINEERING
shimla@air.org.in

PB Parivar members are requested to mail such (or some) details of Guest Rooms at their stations and their towns to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible publication on this blog.

Inspiration:This 42-Year-Old Auto Rickshaw Driver from Kolhapur Has Donated over 8,000 Saplings to Save Earth


Mahesh Shevade, an auto-rickshaw driver from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, finds his reserve of strength by nurturing and donating saplings for free. The 42-year-old believes that the planet can be saved by planting trees.When on duty, he is always on the lookout for seeds and waste bags to collect. Whenever he goes to stops like Deokar Panand, Rajarampuri, Circuit House, Line Bazaar and Nagala Park, he collects seeds from beneath the trees.After collecting the seeds, he nurtures and looks after them until they can be transferred to small bags. Several boys from his rickshaw stand also help him with this activity of growing the saplings, and ensure adequate supply of water and fertilisers.

Mahesh gives these saplings to people who ask for it. He doesn’t charge anything for the saplings, as he says “It is for nature”. “Earlier, I used to keep an account of the number of saplings delivered, but I have stopped doing that now, because anyway I don’t charge any money for the same.”With a smile he says, “It doesn’t require money to do this activity. It just requires dedication of a few minutes daily.” More than 8,000 saplings have been donated till date. In 2010 and 2012, he donated several saplings to Walawalkar High School. He keeps donating to several organisations and schools. Mahesh said that in April 2017, he donated 500 saplings to the Kolhapur Forest Department.Talking about the reason behind this social service, he says, “The planet is heating up, and everybody should do something to solve this crisis. Everybody should plant four trees, be it at home or office, and carry a bottle of water for the plants and trees.”

Mahesh has been an auto-rickshaw driver for more than 20 years now. He collects seeds while he awaits his turn in the rickshaw stand queue for passengers. Some of the saplings he has delivered include cashew nut, almond, sugar-apple, jackfruit, mango, lemon, sacred fig (pimpal) and basil. Whenever Mahesh finds even a minute free, he rushes to his saplings and makes sure they are receiving proper care.


AIR formally joins DRM Consortium, which hails its achievements in completing phase one

Although All India Radio has been among the foremost countries in the progress in adoption of digital radio mondiale technology, it has now formally become a member of the DRM Consortium and its leading bodies.This fact was acknowledged in the recent DRM General Assembly held in Switzerland, where the fact that several car models launched this year in India are carrying standard DRM receivers was greeted with interest.Under the banner “Digital Radio Mondiale Delivers”, the 2017 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium that took place on 10 and 11 May in Baden, near Zurich, being hosted by the industrial company and key Consortium member Ampegon.

This year’s General Assembly reviewed the many and successful developments of the past year and set the directions for 2017-2018 with emphasis on receivers and key markets in Asia and Africa.The open session had two major headings: key DRM countries - reports from local representatives in India, Pakistan, Germany, Southern Africa and Brazil - and the development of several types of DRM receivers.All India Radio has successfully completed phase-I of the national DRM digital radio roll-out. This involved the installation of 37 DRM transmitters, now operational, throughout the country. Of these, 35 are medium wave and 2 are shortwave transmitters. Both SW transmitters are for international service and are broadcasting in pure DRM. Out of the 35 MW transmitters, 2 are broadcasting in pure DRM, carrying two audio services in digital; the other 33 transmitters are working in simulcast mode. Out of these, 25 MW transmitters are working for 1 hour in pure DRM every day (Monday to Saturday). The transmission powers of these 35 transmitters are: 1000 kW (two), 300 kW (six), 200 kW (10), 100 kW (11) and 20 kW (six); two SW transmitters are 500 kW and 250 kW each.

As part of Phase II of the DRM introduction in the country, AIR is demonstrating the full complement of services which are part of the DRM standard. Phase-II of the DRM project by offering full features/services from these DRM transmitters and improve service quality.With the finalization of Phase-II, the full-featured DRM services will finally be available to listeners and a public information campaign will be initiated to inform the Indian citizens of the completely new and future oriented DRM radio platform and its many benefits.Twenty-one DRM transmitters are now operating in pure DRM for one hour everyday, in addition to simulcast operation. The feedback received by AIR about of the reception quality of DRM signals is very good.

Phase-III, as presented by AIR, will eventually culminate in the complete transition of radio services to the digital DRM platform, improving the number and quality of radio services and extra features for the listeners, while also saving tremendous amounts of transmission power every year.The Hyderabad-based Mobis Technical Center of India (MTCI) joined hands with NXP India, a global automotive semiconductor maker, to develop the digital radio broadcasting receiver that can cover the entire country for the first time in India.Hyundai Mobis were in charge of receiver development and vehicle testing, and NXP took charge of semiconductor chip development. This product drastically improved radio broadcasting in India where only 40 per cent of the country is able to receive FM signals. It was highly recognized by the Indian Digital Radio Broadcasting Association.

In her message, DRM Consortium Chair Ruxandra Obreja has said: “According to the latest reports about AIR, DRM is stronger and better heard than ever, with some extra features that give the DRM the upper hand over analogue.For the coming year, the DRM Consortium will consolidate its work in markets like India, Indonesia, other Asian countries and Southern Africa. In parallel it will vigorously pursue receiver developments, preferably as multi-standard offers, and will pay particular attention to the automobile segment.

Source & Credit:http://www.radioandmusic.com/biz/radio/air/170518-air-formally-joins-drm-consortium-which-hails-its

Forwarded By:Alokesh Gupta <alokeshgupta@gmail.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Inspiration:The Heartwarming Story of How a Radio Channel & Many Mumbaikars Helped a Visually Impaired Girl


Sucharita Tyagi, a popular Mumbai-based radio jockey working at Radio City wants to show the world that people are inherently kind and generous. She recently took to Twitter and shared the heartwarming story of how hundreds of her show’s listeners, spontaneously and without any question, stepped in to fund the education of a visually impaired law student who had been cut off by her own family.According to a series of tweets that Sucharita posted through her official handle, Nikita Shukla is a third-year law student who had recently won a competition conducted by the radio channel.

When she came to collect her prize at the station, she and Sucharita struck up a conversation.During the conversation, Sucharita discovered that Nikita’s parents had not been happy about the fact that their daughter was completely blind and were intent on marrying her off once she finished her schooling. But Nikita stood firm and decided that she wanted to pursue higher education.Unfortunately her family told her to leave the house and also cut her off financially.

Hearing this brave woman’s story, Sucharita decided to share it with her listeners.She received 100 of texts, multiple phone calls over many days. Was surprised n humbled to see even @OnlyBabaSehgal text on our public number.They collated this data, and went around collecting cheques made out directly to Nikita.Koparkhairaney sey Marine lines tak.Not ONE person asked for proof, not ONE person said "but what if she runs away with my money?"No, people just opened their hearts and gave.We raised enough to cover her tuition, hostel and canteen fee.The girl can eat three meals a day now.And become a kickass lawyer!

Thanks to the generosity of these contributors, Nikita will not have to go hungry or worry about her education anymore.

AIR Mangalore wins first prize for Implementation of Hindi language





On 17/05/2017, AIR Mangalore was awarded with first prize towards Implementation of Hindi language and other areas in the office. TOLIC Mangalore consists 35 departments. The attachments show Sri Jayakumar Garg, Chairman TOLIC giving the Sheild to Sri Rameshchandran, DD(E), Head of the Office, Smt Ushalatha Sarapady, ADP, Head of Programs and Smt Malati Bhat, Asst Director, Hindi Department.

Sri Rameshchandran in his breif speach congratulated all the staff members for their support towards Implementation of national language. He also remembered the support he received from the ADG (E) SZ and the DSM DDG South Zone AIR & DD 

Contributed By : Chandrashekhar ,AIR Mangalore,chandrudd@gmail.com

DD Freedish goes for second E Auction in May


After bagging three new general entertainment channels earlier this month, Doordarshan is all set for the 35th e-auction for its DTH platform Free Dish next week, thus marking the first time when a second e-auction is being held within the same month.... 


Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB NewsDesk ,news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

CSU AIR Mumbai - A STEP TOWARDS PAPERLESS OFFICE..!



Information to all 200 Primary Channel/ Local Radio Stations, 25 FM Rainbow Stations and 5 FM Gold stations, 32 states for Regional News and 41 Vividh Bharati Stations spread across the country.

Keeping in mind the exorbitant/ huge postal expenses meted out towards dispatch, it has been decided, that henceforth all the Broadcast Schedules from Central Sales Unit will be sent via mail and also will be uploaded on CSU’s website.

NO hard copies of the Broadcast Schedules will be dispatched to the stations. This is being done on an experimental basis from the month of June 2017. In order to ensure the smooth receipt of schedules from June 2017 onwards, all Stations who do not receive the schedules for the month of July via mail,are expected to inform CSU immediately for updating their E-mail IDs.

Presently Central Sales Unit is beginning this practice for all 200 Primary Channel/Local Radio Stations, 25 FM Rainbow Stations, 5 FM Gold stations and 32 states for Regional News. 
41 Vividh Bharati Stations will continue to receive the Broadcast Schedules via Post till further instructions from CSU.

The new stations included as per the new rate card are requested to intimate their email ids and contact details to CSU on the email id-csumumbai@gmail.com at the earliest.

Newly added 10 Primary Channel/ Local Radio Stations are:
Oras, Churachandpur, Himmatnagar, Mandla, Macherla, Mount Abu, Saraipally, Rajgarh, Soro & Amravati.

Newly added 5 FM Rainbow Stations are:
Ranchi, Partna, Kanpur, Chandigarh & Raebareli.

Newly added 4 Vividh Bharati Stations are:
Gorakhpur, Raipur, Rohtak & Gulbarga.

Pay Matrix - Civilian Employees



Source : The Gazette of India No. 132 dated 16.05.2017

Manisha Koirala with Vividh Bharati Team




अभिनेत्री मनीषा कोइराला के साथ विविध भारती की रिकॉर्डिंग टीम
कार्यक्रम अधिकारी मनीषा जैन,उद्घोषक कमल शर्मा और रिकॉर्डिंग इंजिनीयर मंगेश शांगले व गणेश

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ICJ Justice to Khulbhushan Jadhav



Life is a collection of moments and today's order by the International Court of Justice staying the execution by Pakistan of Indian national, Khulbhushan Jadhav, is a moment of relief and joy for his family, friends and every human being who believes in fair play and justice.

The ICJ has ordered Pakistan not to carry out the execution until the court finally rules in the case. Thus, this is an interim relief but a very important one as it has averted irreparable damage. 

As all legal battles, the case is complex in nature and has many aspects with regard to jurisdiction, the law to be applied, merits of the case and rights to appeal. But what this order today has really achieved is that it has put Pakistan on the back foot by the ICJ exercising jurisdiction over the Pakistani order, staying its execution and emphasising that the ICJ is binding on Pakistan - that is something Pakistan is not going to relish! More so, now Pakistan is going to have to present their case - legal arguments and evidence - to the ICJ and stand their scrutiny. 

Already many are asking, "what next?" At this stage all that needs to be said is that today's order is a major step in giving Khulbhushan Jadhav the basic right in law of a fair trial wherein the prosecution will have to prove him to be guilty 'beyond reasonable doubt' for the charge to stick. 

The importance of a fair trial cannot be emphasised enough. Judges and lawyers usually disagree over many issues but the one basic principle that they all tend to agree upon is that "It's better that 10 guilty men go free rather than one innocent man get wrongly convicted." Confessions by an accused prisoner under confinement mean little. 

Pakistan needs to understand that taking a life is a serious matter and must be treated as such. But a major message that has gone to the world is that India will go to great lengths to ensure justice for even a single citizen, no matter what the odds.

Courtesy: General Overseas Service , ESD of AIR

International Award for AIR Radio Documentary by Rakesh Dhondiyal


……and here comes an International Award
This is your friend Rakesh calling from cloud nine…..my documentary ‘keep Coming Nanu Thangu ‘has been declared as the best programme on climate change by Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union. The award was declared in the 3rdABU Media Summit on Climate Change held in Dhaka.It carries a trophy and a cash prize of $1000. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is an association of broadcasting organizations with 280 members in 57 countries and reaches a potential audience of about 3 billion people. The awarded documentary is an endeavor to throw light on prevalent Indian traditions that are close to nature. Hundreds of examples exist in our folk and tribal life that reveals profound understanding towards our environment. It is extremely important to dust off these rich traditions, integrate them into our present lifestyle and incorporate them in the strategy being adopted to tackle water crisis, stemming from climate change. Kudos respected Dr Arvind Kumar Soni ji and Rajesh Bhat ji you are more than a colleague… gem of a person. Thanx Abhay Phagre ji for composing such a beautiful song. Thanks dearest Padam Bhandari …you are one of the best Hindi voices in country.

AIR Sawai Madhopur is celeberating Anniversary today!


Contributed By: AIR Swaimadhopur ,sawaimadhopur@air.org.in

3 years of Modi govt: Doordarshan lines up shows for 2 months

Doordarshan to air programmes for two months to popularize Central government schemes to mark the third anniversary of Narendra Modi-led NDA government.New Delhi: State-owned broadcaster Doordarshan is all set to introduce a two-month-long programming blitz ranging from debates (on government schemes) to short films, marking three years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre. The government completes three years in office on 26 May.The broadcaster has allotted a specific time band of one hour (from 4:30pm to 5:30pm) to air programmes, popularizing various Central government schemes and success stories. These programmes will be aired on all 23 channels of Doordarshan.

“The special line-up will continue for a period of two months. We have already started airing some of the programmes and dedicated three days in a week to mark government’s third anniversary,” said Supriya Sahu, director general at Doordarshan.The broadcaster has also created a separate section on its website and a dedicated YouTube channel for government schemes’ beneficiaries to upload their videos.Similarly, All India Radio (AIR) has also lined up a series of programmes, including musicals, documentaries and discussions, highlighting the achievements of the government. These will be aired on 415 AIR stations across the country. Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati runs both Doordarshan and All India Radio.“Both the verticals are preparing special programmes to engage audiences in the celebration of central government’s anniversary. There will be special discussions on the achievements of the government,” said a Prasar Bharati official, who didn’t want to be named.

Currently, Doordarshan is in the middle of a revamp to revive its viewership and finances. The broadcaster is looking to launch new channels in children, youth and music genres and re-introduce some of its old shows from the 1980s on DD National. Starting 27 May, the iconic show Malgudi Days, based on the works of R.K. Narayan, will be aired on the channel.For the year 2016-17, Doordarshan recorded a net revenue of Rs827.51 crore, surpassing its annual target of Rs800 crore. The broadcaster reported a net revenue of Rs755 crore in 2015-16.In 2017-18, Doordarshan is expecting to generate Rs100 crore from prime-time programming slot auction that concluded in December 2016.


Forwarded By::Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,news.prasarbharati@gmail.com

ADG (E) NEZ, visiting DDK Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh



Contributed By:Goi Gara ,talk2gara@yahoo.com

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