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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AIR AHMEDABAD : SHRAM DAAN by officials under Swatchhata hi Sewa


















AIR AHMEDABAD : SHRAM DAAN by officials under Swatchhata hi Sewa was conducted on Sunday (24/09/2017).

Source : Sanjay Sinha, DDG(E) & Head AIR Ahmedabad

Our Bright Children - Shivika D/o Vijoy Kumar, EA DDK Patna wins Bronze



Shivika daughter of Vijoy Kumar, EA, Doordarshan endra Patna won bronze medal in Bihar Karate Championship 2017 in her age group at Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna.

Source : Vijoy Kumar

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याद न जाये बिते दिनों की - A listener's Memoir


Akashvani ( Divine Voice) - Listening to the Radio in the 70's Growing up in the 1970’s, we were much attuned to the Radio. This was before the advent of Television. We had the old valve radios which need a pat, hard or soft, to make it work. The transistors and pocket sized transistors came later. Frequency modulation (FM) was not the preferred frequency, Medium or short wave were the ones. On Medium Wave was Vividh Bharti,by All India Radio called Akashvani in Hindi. Given the limited application in those days, radio waves on Medium Wave frequencies were clear. Short wave frequency was used to transmit sound over long distances, hence it wasn’t as clear. Simple days…. Where we come back from school, go off to play and when we are back home doing our homework, there would be Jaimala (Fauji Bhaiyon ke liye) playing in the background. I am sure, the signature tune of Jaimala still plays beautifully in the minds of people belonging to that era. There was Vishesh Jaimala, wherein greats from the field of Cinema would conduct the programme. Hawa Mahal had short stories, voice acted, having relevant social themes. Jaimala and Hawa Mahal are still played on Vividh Bharati. Most programmes were either film based or on sports. We had Man Chahey Geet in the afternoons, where patrons requested to play their favorite songs. One place which was full of enthusiastic patrons was Jhumri Tilayya. The name, in those days, sounded oddly funny, maybe repetition of the unusual name made it so. Later, in my professional life, I met outstanding guys from Tilaya Sainik School. Jhumri Tilayya is a small town connecting Jhumri and Tilaya, in the state of Jharkhand. There was Bhoole Bisre Geet, playing songs from the 1940’s and 1950s. The straight style of singing, with bare minimum music, more of classical songs, brought about a strange feeling of nostalgia. None of us can forget Binaca Geet Mala, compered by the incomparable Ameen Sayani. Each of these programs mentioned the names of the lyricist, music director and the singers along with the movie name. The announcer would use words like, Geetkaar, Sangeetkar and “Gaaya hai” or “Gaane ke Bol”, “Mousiqi” and “Phankar”. Some would also use “Saaz Nawaaz”. We knew the lyricist, music director and singers of most of the songs. The style of writing would also be distinct like the simple ones from Anand Bakshi to the versatile Majrooh Sultanpuri. The free flow of poetry from Sahir Ludhiyanvi and Gulzar saheb. Classical music from Shankar Jaikishan to ghazal based ones from Khayyam and the contemporary ones from R D Burman, whose music is still relevant and melodious. Cricket commentary had Anant Setalvad and Narottam Puri, while hindi had Sushil Doshi, Ravi Chaturvedi etc. There was the legend Jasdev singh for hockey. Sundays were special days, where in you had radio programmes throughout the day. There was Fabina Ki Mehfil, where Johny Walker comically grilled public figures. You had the legendary Bournvita Quiz Contest compered by Hameed Sayani (elder brother of Ameen Sayani). We heard of the Don Boscos and La Martiniere then. I don’t think any other quiz programme stuck to our mind since then, though we may argue that there were later ones by Siddharth Basu which were equally good. There was Cricket with Vijay Merchant, on Sunday afternoons, where the legend spoke in English with elan and impeccable style on the game. During the later part of the evening, we had the equivalent of Ripleys Believe it or Not in Mane Ya Na Mane. Short programmes on the latest Bollywood movies had dialogues, 2 lines of songs, and then the compere in his indistinguishable style would throw the punch line. I remember one for the movie “Karz” ….. Sangeet ka toofan “Lakshmi Pyaare”, Direction ki Aandhi “Subhash Ghai”. Now, while playing a song on Radio, we don’t even know who the lyricist, music director or singer is. The compere just goes on and on making Bakras/Murgi/Gadhas and what not and then you have an endless series of ads. Frankly it’s not possible to even understand the lyrics of the song. In our times we had “ Humne dekhi hai un aankhon ki mehakti khushbu, haath se chhu ke isse rishton ka ilzaam na do” and now we have “ Kehndi paaon paaon”. J J Every song sounds the same. In earlier days, even the names of the radio stations had a meaning…. Vividh Bharati (Diverse Indians)..…. Unlike the trivial Red/Fever/ Mirchi/Big/Mango. Gone are the good old days when listening to radio, music was just unadulterated, blissful and soulful music. 

Contributed by :- Shri. Rajesh Nair. Bangalore. (Listener and Viewer)
rajeshjnair@gmail.com

एशियन पैसिफिक ब्रॉडकास्ट यूनियन द्वारा आयोजित इंटरनेशनल फेस्टिवल में आकाशवाणी पटना द्वारा प्रस्तुत रूपक का चयन


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Asian-pecific Broadcast Union, Kualalumpur (Malyasia) द्वारा आयोजित 'International ABU Festival' में श्री. किशोर सिन्हा  द्वारा लिखित और प्रस्तुत रूपक ''मुझमें....मैं ज़िंदा हूँ '' (In me... I am Alive) का चयन अंतिम चार में हुआ है, जो हमारे देश का प्रतिनिधित्व कर रहा है. भारत के अलावा अन्य देश हैं, चीन, हांगकांग और ईरान. इस प्रस्तुति की प्रोडक्शन टीम में हैं, नंदिनी वर्मा और अजिता चौबे।

प्रसार भारती परिवार की ओर से श्री. किशोर सिन्हा जी को बधाई और शुभकामनाएं  कि ये कार्यक्रम विजयश्री प्राप्त करे और अपने देश का झंडा बुलंद हो. साथ ही, आकाशवाणी पटना का भी. 

स्त्रोत :- श्री. किशोर सिन्हा जी के फेसबुक अकाउंट से 

समाचार सेवा प्रभाग दिल्ली - हिंदी पखवाड़ा पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह, २०१७



हिंदी पखवाड़ा पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह, २०१७
अपर महानिदेशक (समाचार) - डॉ वसुधा गुप्ता 
निदेशक (समाचार) - बीना यादव 
निदेशक (समाचार) - देवप्रीत सिंह 
सहायक निदेशक - Lalita Joshi (ललिता जोशी )
संदर्भ अधिकारी - Lijja Ram Sharma 
नरेश जी - राजभाषा एकांश 
और पुरस्कृत [ संतोष द्विवेदी तथा अन्य .... ] ...

2nd Reality Show (Loka Sangeet Madhuri) organised at AIR, Dibrugarh




2nd Reality Show (Loka Sangeet Madhuri) organised at AIR, Dibrugarh . Inaugural function at AIR,Dibrugarh campus 

Source : Utpal Bhattacharjee, DDE & HOO

CGPWA:KASHMIR & FOUNDATION WORLD SCHOOL HOLD INTERACTION BETWEEN GENEXT & GENYESTERDAY

CGPWA (CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION SRINAGAR CHAPTER)in association with Foundation World School at Humhama near Srinagar International Airport held an impressive student -senior Citizen informal interaction which started at 11 inthe morning & culminated after Duher Namaz.
Former ADG DD Dr.Rafeeq Masoodi welcomed the gathering & said:.need of the hour is to bridge the gap between yesyerday(senior citizens) & today(Genext) & this initiative of CGPWA is a beginning to let our kids know the cultural,political,social,religious & literary history & ethos of Kashmir. This connect is important to fill gap of time between yesterday & today...there is lot to say about our past which is not in books,but only oral history & events like this make our Genext to connect with the past.
Today two speakers Nurul Hassan Rufai & GH Kango both senior IFS(Indian forest service) retired officers shared their professional & personal experiences with the young students of Foundation. Mr. Rufai touched oral -history of Kashmir while Mr. Kango cautioned about the fast degrading ecological balances & its hazards thereafter. Students asked questions & interacted with the speakers. Later senior journalist Gawhar Gilani gave an illustrative lecture on "oral history" & its methodology.
Audience in jampacked hall of the very organised school.
GN Kanth thanked management & speakers & audience present viz MS Pandit, SS Wazir, Mushtaq Sadiq,Abdal Mahjur,Qayum Wadwdra ,M Subhan Lone, Sayeed Ahmed Sayeed, Javed Bedar,GM Wani, BAMir, BA Dar, senior journalist Yousuf Jamil ,B'caster Shamshad Kralwari & faculty from IUST & other schools..The impact was today's programme is expected tremendous & is hoped to be continued in future too. Mushtaq Sadiq conducted the programme very ably & aptly..

Contributed by :- Shri. Rafeeq Masoodi. Former ADG DD,rafeeq_masoodi@yahoo.co.in

Monday, September 25, 2017

Swachchta Hi Sewa: the staff and officers of Akashvani Bhawan



Swachchta Hi Sewa: Cleaning up of outside boundary area and adjacent roads by the staff and officers of Akashvani Bhawan.

Source : RK Negi

Memory - Doordarshan Guwahati Ladies Cricket team in the year 1994



Source : Bharati Sarmah

Mann Ki Baat Highlights


‘I tried to keep the people of this country at the centre of the Mann Ki Baat programme’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the 36th episode of his monthly radio broadcast “Mann ki Baat” on Sunday morning to clear the air over his motivations behind the programme and his conscious attempts at keeping “politics” away from it.

“I got a unique opportunity of connecting with people through the programme, and know their feelings, wishes, aspirations and even complaints and I never said that this is my ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (my voice),” he said.

“Acharya Vinobha Bhave always used to say that ‘apolitical is effective.’ I too tried to keep the people of this country at the centre of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. I kept it away from politics,” Mr. Modi said.

“I have tried to remain connected with you, with a stable mind, instead of getting swayed by the heat, anger that may prevail at a particular time,” he said.

Key issues

During the 30-minute broadcast, he recalled some of the issues flagged by him through the programme over the last three years, talked about the cleanliness campaign, urged the countrymen to explore the incredible diversity and beauty of India and spoke about the FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament being held in the country.

He also hailed the wives of two martyrs, Swati Mahadik and Nidhi Mishra Dubey, who recently joined the Army. “It is natural for every countryman to have respect for these brave women. I congratulate these sisters. They have created new inspiration and awareness among the people of the country,” Mr. Modi said.

The broadcast appeared to be answering critics in the Opposition who had accused him of being impervious to burning issues that concerned the people and only articulating what he felt was important.

He clarified that he received inputs from all corners of the country but he was able to articulate only a few of these during the programme. He recalled that in the last episode, a “pledge” was taken for launching a cleanliness campaign 15 days ahead of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on October 2. Mr. Modi said President Ram Nath Kovind had started this campaign and all sections had got associated with it, be it the sports stars, cine stars, academicians, schools, colleges, universities, farmers, officers or armed forces personnel.

He made a special mention of Bilal Dar, a Srinagar-based youth who has been carrying out a cleanliness drive for the last 5-6 years on his own and has now been made brand ambassador of cleanliness by the Srinagar Municipality.

The Prime Minister noted that October was a month of greatness for India as several noted freedom fighters and social activists were born in that month including Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jayprakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh. He also mentioned Deendayal Upadhyaya whose centenary year would be ending on Monday.

Common thread

“What was the common thing among all these greats? Their sole objective was to live for the country and do something for the country and they proved it,” Mr. Modi said. On the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on October 31, a ‘Run for Unity — Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat’ will be organised, he said.

He also urged the countrymen to travel within the country to explore the diversity and richness of Indian culture, even though he had no objection to their going abroad for tourism.

Inspiration-Here’s How a Mumbai Engineer Is Transforming Underprivileged Lives Free of Cost!










For 40 years, Ashok Rane took classes at night and worked tirelessly during the day so he could become an engineer that made a difference to this country.Growing up in rural Maharashtra, Ashok was born to a family of farmers. It was then that the 16-year-old Ashok decided to become an engineering apprentice.He wasn’t born with a silver spoon and knew he’d have to go the extra mile to be independent and make something of himself. He was based in Mumbai – working in the day to make ends meet and studying at night finish his diploma in electrical engineering.

Today at 56, he is using his skills to empower those who need it the most – just like he did in the past.
Ashok started the Aikya Foundation in 2006, a community outreach program that trains Mumbai’s disadvantaged young people to become electricians.Trainees or apprentices under the program receive 100 hours of training over a period of two months. From learning how to repair household appliances such as toasters, irons, mixers and radios, the training course runs five times a year and doesn’t require enrolled students to spend a rupee!

The only eligibility criterion is that the prospective trainees must have cleared their Class 10.These individuals at the end of the course are certified as freelance electricians.

The idea behind the Aikya Foundation came up when Ashok and some of his colleagues from the Workers’ Union at Siemens opened a computer education centre for children of the maintenance staff. The idea was to equip young students with computer literacy to further their chances at admissions to high school and better employment opportunities.

The project was funded with their own money, giving children an almost 50% subsidy in the computer training. In a matter of five years, they extended the program to underprivileged children in government schools. Two hours of weekly teaching, helped these students succeed with flying colours, and move on for a secondary education.

It took him 40 years to climb the ladder in different roles at Siemens. From a technician to a maintenance engineer, Ashok is now a manager at the Siemens R&D facility. He is using the skills he picked up during his apprenticeship days in 1976 to create a job market for the underprivileged today.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

हिन्दी पखवाड़े के उपलक्ष में अन्तर कार्यालयीन 'हिन्दी काव्य वाचन प्रतियोगिता' का आयोजन आकाशवाणी पुणे में











भारत सरकार गृह मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग की नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति (प्रथम ) पुणे एवं आकाशवाणी पुणे केन्द्र द्वारा राजभाषा हिन्दी पखवाड़ा -२०१७ के उपलक्ष में संयुक्त रूप से "हिन्दी काव्य वाचन प्रतियोगिता " का आयोजन किया गया। दिनांक २१ सितम्बर बृहस्पतिवार के दिन दोपहर तीन बजे केन्द्र के सभागार मे इस प्रतियोगिता को संयोजित किया। इस अन्तर कार्यालयीन प्रतियोगिता में पुणे शहर के सोलह केन्द्र सरकारी कार्यालयोंसे बत्तीस कर्मचारीयो ने हिस्सा लिया। हर प्रतियोगी को पाँच मिनिट के समय सीमा में स्वरचित कविता को प्रस्तुत करना था। माननीय श्री. गोपाल अवटी [उप निदेशक , आकाशवाणी पुणे ], श्रीमती रिना मलिक [राजभाषा प्रबंधक, एयरपोर्ट एथोरिटी ऑफ़ इंडिया, पुणे ] और श्रीमती रंजना जोशी [आशुलिपिक, सी. सी.डब्लु पुणे ] जी ने परीक्षक की जिम्मेदारी निभाई। 

कार्यक्रम की शुरवात में मुख्य अतिथि सुश्री सुषमा चावला [माननीय सदस्य, आयकर अपील ] जी का माननीय श्री. आशीष भटनागर [उप महा निदेशक , अभियांत्रिकी , आकाशवाणी पुणे ] जी उपस्थिति में श्री. गोपाल अवटी जी  ने पुष्पगुच्छ से स्वागत किया। मुख्य अतिथि के स्वागत के बाद आकाशवाणी के इतिहास को फिल्म की मदद से उपस्थित मेहमानो को अवगत कराया। इस फिल्म का निर्माण श्री. रविंद्र रांजेकर [सहायक अभियंता, आकाशवाणी पुणे ] जी, श्रीमती ज्योती रांजेकर और श्री. प्रफुल्ल वायचल ने किया।  इस अवसर पर अन्य मान्यवर के रूप में श्री. अजय कुमार [ निदेशक, एयरपोर्ट एथोरिटी ऑफ़ इंडिया, पुणे ] जी उपस्थित थे। श्री. भटनागर जी ने स्वागत पर भाषण किया। इस आयोजन में श्री. प्रवीण कुलकर्णी [प्रसारण अधिकारी, आकाशवाणी पुणे] जी ने सुचारु रूप से संयोजक की भूमिका निभाई। 

प्रतियोगिता में प्रथम पुरस्कार श्री. खगेश कुमार [रक्षा लेखा प्रधान नियंत्रक, पुणे] जी ने प्राप्त किया। द्वितीय पुरस्कार श्री. नीलेश घाटोले [आकाशवाणी पुणे ] तथा तृतीय पुरस्कार श्रीमती प्रतिमा जगताप [आकाशवाणी पुणे ] जी को प्रदान किया गया। विजेताओंको मोमेंटो दिये  गए  तथा अन्य प्रतियोगियोंको प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान किये गए। पुरस्कार वितरण के पश्चात सुश्री सुषमा चावलाजी ने इस आयोजन की प्रशंसा की साथ ही श्री. भटनागर जी को और आकाशवाणी पुणे की टीम को धन्यवाद दिया।  हर साल इसी तरह के आयोजन की गुजारिश की। सभी प्रतियोगियोंको भी धन्यवाद दिया और विजेताओंका अभिनन्दन किया। 

इस पश्चात डॉ. साहेबराव सोनवणे [उपनिदेशक, राजभाषा विभाग, आकाशवाणी पुणे ] जी ने धन्यवाद प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत किया। चायपान के साथ यह आयोजन सम्पन्न हुआ।

Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi,
Dated September 19, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission – clarification reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.
2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.
3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.
4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:
i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.
ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.
iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.
iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.
v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.
vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.
5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.
6. Hindi version will follow.


sd/-
(Surya Narayah Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source and Credit :- 90paisa.blogspot.in/2017/09/travel-entitlements-for-purpose-of-ltc.html

Saturday, September 23, 2017

All India Radio Puducherry - Silver Jubilee














All India Radio, Puducherry, was commissioned on 23rd September, 1967 in a rented building near Old Light House and shifted to own building on 2.10.1989, is completing 50 years of public service on 23rd September, 2017. To mark the Golden Jubilee of the station, a low profile function was arranged by the Recreation Club of AIR, Puducherry on 22.9.2017 at  office premises with some joviality programmes by the staff members.

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the south-eastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

This Station is covering the Puducherry region of the Puducherry Union Territory, Cuddalore and Villupuram districts and Thiruvannamalai taluk of Thiruvannamalai district in Tamilnadu and few pockets of faraway places of Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai & Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu. The station functions with 2 x10 KW transmitter and covers 80 km radius in day time and 100 km in night time. At present the station is operating in the frequency of 1215 Khz with a radiating wave length of 246.9 mtr.

This station broadcasts on an average 400 hours of programme per month including relay of news, other coordinated programmes and National Programmes. AIR, Puducherry originate 10 mts. news bulletin in the Primary Channel. The station has a listening of 72.5% among the urban population and 61.5% among the rural population as per the latest Audience Research Survey Report. This station broadcast various special audience programme targeting youth, women, children, industrial workers etc. and also French and Hindi.

The studio set up was fully re-furnished with new digital consoles, computers, monitoring system, clock system, etc. Computers are being utilized for recordings/transmissions from 2003 (HDBS). The dubbing room was modified to have four computers with opted furniture and all the 15 computers in technical area were wired under single network system. One computer has been provided in Duty Room exclusively for RN recording. `Virtual Studio’ software was introduced in place of locally programmed software `Studio Manager’. 

In addition to Primary Channel MW, FM 10 KW is also operating with stereo studio and 20 hours transmission of Puducherry Rainbow programme from 21.6.2008.

During the last five decades, many Central Ministers, Members of Parliament, Chief Ministers of Puducherry, State Ministers of Puducherry and other VVIPs such as Chief Executive Officers, Director Generals, senior officials from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and Directorate have visited this station and expressed their satisfaction and happiness about the work atmosphere maintained by the station among staff members.

Source : A. Vijayakumar, DDE



Obituary - S. Mehanthan, retired Deputy Director General (P) of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai expires



S. Mehanthan, retired Deputy Director General of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai passed away today morning after prolonged illness. He first joined in All India Radio and after that he worked in Doordarshan in Various capacities upto Deputy Director General Programmes. 

His last rites will be held tomorrow (24.09.2017) at 12 noon at new Avadi road crematorium. His house address is T67, first street, anna nagar, chennai - 40

PB Parivar condoles the demise of Shri S. Mehanthan and prays to the almighty for the peace of the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family.

Obituary:A K Jena ,SEA at DDK Kolkata, is no more



Sh A K Jena ,of DDK Kolkata expired yesterday at 'Desun Hospital' Kolkata. He was admitted hospital for dengue treatment.He was 59 years old.He is survived by two daughters and wife.

PB Parivar condoles the demise of A K Jena and prays to the almighty for the peace of the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family.

Source :Sukamal Datta Sr.Tech. ADG office, EZ .

Swachhta hi sewa pakhwarha at AIR Jalandhar




Source : Santosh Rishi

The Prime Minister Speaks, but the voice is mine-An Interview With Sh. R. Sudarsan ,PEX,AIR Chennai.



AN INTERVIEW WITH SHRI. R. SUDARSAN IN AN ICONIC TAMIL JOURNAL ‘KALKI’, DATED 27.8.17

Interviewer:Smt. G. Meenakshi, Photography: Shri. Prem Shankar 

The Prime Minister broadcasts to the nation every month on All India Radio and this address which is in Hindi is being translated into all the regional languages for the benefit of listeners of non Hindi speaking citizens and those who listen to the Prime Minister’s address would be amazed, I am sure The reason is that it makes every Tamil feel as if the Prime Minister himself is addressing the audience in Tamils The man behind this magic is Programme Executive of All India Radio, Shri. Ramaswamy Sudarsans. Shri. Sudarsan who has been working in All India Radio for more than 28 years has a bountiful voices If we were to close our eyes and listen to his voice, it would lead one to believe that the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi himself is talking in Tamils And we happened to meet the man whose voice has touched the hearts of Tamils ‘’As far as All India Radio is concerned, it is important that all those employed here need to know about all the fields of broadcasting And All India Radio provides a sound platform for this. I can present any programme and modulate my voice based on its specific requirements. For instance, if the programme demands presenting about nature, then one would have to describe the scenes and setting of the script in a pleasant manners If I am required to present news, there is no scope of any emotion or feeling at all. My experience is my Gurus And the voice is the boon of the Divines For some 15 years, I have been translating and presenting the addresses to the Nation of various Presidents, Governors and now the Prime Ministers Generally, the President addresses the nation on the eve of Republic Day and Independence Days And the Governor addresses the people on the occasion of Republic Day and Flag Days It is not a general practice to translate and present the Republic Day Address of the Prime Ministers However, after Shri. Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, since the year 2014, we have been translating and presenting the address of the Prime Minister too. The very thought that I am lending my voice to a patriot Modiji is itself a great inspiration’’, expressed Sudarsan with great happiness and satisfactions. Sudarsan is well versed in all the three languages of Tamil, Hindi and English. He has translated a lot of books in all the above languages Soon after the broadcast of the Prime Minister’s address to the nation every month end, the regional versions follow and the audio and script are uploaded on to the Mann ki Baath website and that of the PMOs If one were to dial 1922 on our mobiles, we can listen to the address in the regional language we wish to listens 
Well, what is the background of this? 
‘’Soon after the address of the Prime Minister is recorded, the transcription in Hindi is dispatched to all the Regional Stations. Not all can lay their hands on this embargoed scripts Only those who are empowered to view it can download its As soon as the script arrives, I go through it and immediately begin translating and typing it on my laptop simultaneously. Then I would cross check with my Hindi announcer, subsequently record it and send the same to Delhi” described Sudarsans When quizzed as to what is the reason for your voice sounding like Modiji, he just smiled. ‘’In other regional translations, one person translates and another lends his voice, probably. However in AIR, Chennai I do both the tasks. That’s why the Prime Minister’s address seems as if the Prime Minister himself is speaking in Tamils I am pretty aware of the fact, where the Prime Minister would raise his voice and tempo, where he would pause, thus I would reflect his intricate modulations. In Ramayana, service to Lord Rama was rendered by a humble squirrel; similarly I consider myself just a small humble instrument in taking home to the people, the thoughts of the Prime Minister’’, says Sudarsan, who had translated and presented in Tamil, the Farewell speech of Hon’ble President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee too. 
Has the Prime Minister ever appreciated your voice?
 “Prime Minister in one of his address had stated, ‘I have listened to some in the regional languages who are speaking like me. I am surprised that there are such artists in Akashvani, my appreciation to all of them’. I do not know whether he meant me, there could me many others whom he could have meant. However, I take those words of the Prime Minister as an appreciation for me’’, smiles Sudarsan with warmth and happiness.

Few letters,  which are reactions to the Regional version in Tamil, Manadhin Kural, of PM's Mann ki Baat. These appreciation letters show how much listening the radio get during Mann ki Baat and also for the regional version.

I listened to the Address of the Prime Minister broadcast from your staton. I was astonished at the Tamil translation of the speech. The prowess of the presenter is praiseworthy. It continued to evoke a feel in me, as if the Prime Minister himself presented it in Tamil. Besides, the translation was splendid – a mellifluous usage of Tamil language and it filled my ears with nectar. The same would apply if both the translator and the presenter are one and the same. In recognition of the marvelous work performed by the person, I am herewith enclosing a cheque of Rs.300/- (Rupees Three Hundred only) as a humble token of my love. I would be pleased if you could inform me of the name of the person. 
Thanking you, 
With love, 
Sd/- 
Dr. K. RAJAN

The Tamil version of the Prime Minister’s address broadcast today afternoon was very emotional. I truly feel that Ramaswamy Sudarsan should be given Presidential Award for his excellent contribution. He has very keenly observed the address and his performance is truly praiseworthy. Where the Prime Minister raises his pitch and where he would jest and where the Prime Minister fumbled have all been perfectly and beautifully reflected in the Tamil version. May my love and appreciation go to him.
Thanking you, 
Yours sincerely, 
Sd/- 
Padmavasan, Kottivakkam, Chennai.

Contributed by :- Shri. H S Ganesh, Pex, Social Media, AIR, Chennai.
airchennai@gmail.com

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