Saturday, June 24, 2017
SPECIAL TELECASTS ON RATHA YATRA’2017 BY DOORDARSHAN KENDRA BHUBANESWAR
Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar is all set to go for Live Telecasts of Rath Yatra (Car Festival) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra & Chakraraj Sudarshan of Jagannath Dham Puri. Keeping in view the devotional mood and demands of millions of devotees/viewers , the Kendra has planned for Live Telecasts of Sri Gundicha Yatra on 25.06.2017, Return Car Festival (Bahuda Jatra) on 03.07.2017, Suna Besha on 04.07.2017, Adhara Pana on 05.07.2017 and Niladri Bije on 06.07.2017 in a big way. Doordarshan will have ten digital cameras set up for entire views of Rath Yatra on Bada Danda , Puri on the day of Sri Gundicha Yatra from 8.30 AM till the end of dragging of Chariots on DD-Odia (Regional Service) with terrestrial support in Odisha and from 9.00 AM to 12 Noon on National Network with terrestrial support all over India. Commentary will be in Hindi , English and Sanskrit for National telecast and in Odia for Regional telecast.
Doordarshan Directorate has made arrangements to carry the live telecast of Sri Gundicha Yatra on DD-Bharati , DD-India and DD-Bangla for Satellite viewers of the country as well as for international viewers from 9.00AM. All the HPTs & LPTs of Odisha will carry the Live coverage of Sri Gundicha Yatra from 8.30 AM . The entire coverage will be done on High Definition(HD) to ensure quality in audio and video. A Curtain Raiser on Car Festival in Hindi entitled “Rath Yatra (Prastuti Parba)” will be telecast on DD-National on 23.06.2017 at 3.02 PM . Similarly another programme in Odia entitled “Ratha Yatra Prastuti Parba” will be telecast in DD-Odia on 24.06.2017 at 6.00 PM & 10.30 PM for Regional Viewers. The mega event Sri Gundicha Yatra will also be webcast LIVE through National Informatics Centre (NIC) – www.rathjatra.nic.in/rathjatra_2017.html . The Live Telecast will be available on DTH Platform - DD Free Dish-15, , Airtel-617, Dish TV-1325, Tata Sky-1799, Videocon D2H-827 , Reliance Big TV-760, Hathway-715, Ortel-715 & Den- 699. Arrangements have been made for viewers to put their queries and questions on Rath Yatra on WhatsApp , Twitter, Facebook and Website of Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar and get their replies during the Live Telecasts ( WhatsApp No. : 9439167391, Twitter : twitter.com/doordarshanbbsr, Facebook:facebook.com/ddkbbsr & Website : ddkbbsr.gov.in (feedback).
Similarly, the Bahuda Yatra will be telecast Live on 03.07.2017 with multi camera set up from 9.00 AM till dragging of the Chariots. The Live telecast of the event will be made available in DD-Odia (Regional Service) with terrestrial support in Odisha . All the HPTs and LPTs of the State will relay the Live telecast of Bahuda Yatra available in DD-Odia. The Bahuda Yatra will also be webcast LIVE through NIC - www.rathjatra.nic.in/bahuda2017.html.
The Suna Besha of the deities will also be telecast LIVE in DD-Odia (Regional and Satellite Service) on 04.07.2017 from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM with a break from 6.30 PM to 6.45 PM for telecast of Regional News Bulletin. Sunabesha will be webcast LIVE through NIC - www.rathjatra.nic.in/sunabhesa_2017.html.
The Live telecast of Adharapana will be made on 05.07.2017 from 7.00 PM and Niladri Bije on 06.07.2016 from 8.00 PM.
The Kendra has made special efforts to cover the Tatwa and Darshan of Lord Jagannath and Jagannath Cult by producing special series /programmes in different formats like discussions, interviews , features, documentaries, discourse, Quiz, Dance, Drama, Opera/ Geetinatyas etc. to build up the mood of viewers since last two months beginning from Akshaya Tritiya.
The following three series have been planned and are being telecast/to be telecast from the Kendra .
Srikhetra Madhuri ( On Legends associated with Lord Jagannath
& Jagannath Cult)
Aasuchhi Ratha Yatra(On Preparatory Arrangements,
Interviews with Servitors of Jagannath Temple,
Temple Administration, District Administration i.e Collector & SP of Puri Distt.
Ratha Kahe Patha Kahe (Events going on at Puri from Sri Gundicha to Bahuda Yatra)
In this connection, a Press Brief was held on 20.06.2017 at Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar in which Ten nos. of press representatives participated and were briefed about the Live Telecasts of Doordarshan on Rath Yatra’2017, Technical Arrangements , Use of Social Media for Feedback & Publicity and other related programmes on Lord Jagannath by Shri Dhruba Nanda, DDG(E), Shri N.M.Satpathy,ADP & Head of Programmes, Shri P.K.Mohapatra . The Press Briefing was extensively covered in local Odia, English & Hindi Newspapers. Hoardings have been put up at various premises of Prasar Bharati for information of viewers.One lakh bulk SMS are also being sent to inform the viewers.