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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Retirement of Sri. C.Natraj Bhatt, Make-up Artist, DDk Hyderabad.

Sri C.Natraj Bhatt, born to eminent folk exponent C.Gopalraj Bhatt joined in service of Doordarshan as Make-up artist in DDK, Madras (Chennai)in the year 1975. DDK Madras was the first studio in South India. he had rendered his services at DDK Hyderabad and DDK Raipur also. he was promoted as Make-up artist in the year 1999.

Being one of the first make up men of Doordarshan, he had the previlege of Doing make -up for eminent perosonalities like M.S.Subbu lakshmi, Kamal Hassan, Rajani kanth, Savithri, M.G.Ramachandran, Karunanidhi, N.T.Rama Rao , Akkineni Nageswara Rao and many more classical singers and dancers. 

he has one daughter and one son.

The staff of DDK Hyderabad and complete PB Parivar wishes him a happy and healthy retired life.

Contributed by : Madhu Rayudu, Doordarshan -Yadagiri, Hyderabad . Telangana -13

AIR Thrissur celebrated the Golden Jubilee of programme"Farm and Home"

AIR Thrissur celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its prestigious programme"Farm and Home" under the joint auspices of Peringandoor Service Co-operative Bank, Athani, Thrissur at their Bank Hall on 30th August as a whole day function.

Morning session there was Quiz Competition. A huge number of farmers were present in this competition. Afternoon Session  was interaction session, inaugurated by Vice Chancellor  of Agricultural University followed by Folk Songs presentation by Vayali, Arangottukara. The audience enjoyed the programme and also participated in this music programme. Smt Anitha Varma, PEX (F&H) was the leader of AIR team.

Contributed by :- Shri. Vamanan Namboothiri.

AIR, Jodhpur's Motor Driver Suraj Narayan Trivedi Superannuates on 31/08/2016

All India Radio's Motor Driver Suraj Narayan Trivedi retires on 31/08/2016. Shri Trivedi joined All India Radio, Jodhpur in the year 1983. After a glorious service of 33 years Shri. Trivedi retires today. Almighty God was not kind to Shri Trivedi, as Mr Trivedi lost his better half in the year 2010. He now lives with his two sons, both of them married, and two of his daughters are also married. Despite paralytic attack he valiantly continued his remaining service in office. 

We wish a Happy and Healthy Retired Life to Shri Trivedi.

Contributed byAnil Kumar Goel

Retirement of Sri. Abraham Issac, UDC , DDK Hyderabad

Sri Abraham Issac is retiring today. He had joined service in the year 1979 and is known to be hard working, sincere and dedicated. he has vast experience in commercial billing, news, accounts and administrative rules and regulations and had handled various sections.

he has one daughter and one son both settled in abroad.

The staff of DDk Hyderabad and complete PB parivar wish him a happy and healthy retired life .

Contributed by : Madhu Rayudu, ​programme Executive​, Doordarshan -Yadagiri, Hyderabad .Telangana -13

Obituary - Shri. G. Naganathan former Director CE (SZ) passed away.

We are very sad to hear the demise of Shri. G. Naganathan former Director CE (SZ) at Bangalore. He was very simple, disciplined to the core and an idealist. I was SE DMC Salem to interact with him. His mastery over English language is well known. He wrote a book with forward note by the illustrious person , Dr Karan Sing , from Royal family. We covey our condolence to his wife at Bangalore. We pray for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

Source :- Facebook account of Shri. Nadukkaveri Subramanyam Ganesan

Prasar Bharati Parivar condoles the demise of Shri. G. Naganathan and prays to the almighty for the peace of departed soul.

Dr. Shashi Prabha Kailash, Director Audience Research retiring on 31.08.2016

Dr. Shashi Prabha Kailash, Director Audience Research is retiring today, 31.08.2016.
PB parivar wishes her healthy wealthy and peaceful retired life.


 All India Radio is recorded local art, culture, folk songs etc., to the next generation, which is very much useful to the society said by Kota Shrinivas Poojary.  He was inaugurating the work shop on Samskar Geeth-Kolu Hoyyuva songs held at Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Mandarthi organized by All India Radio Mangalore.  Dalit community had taken up the responsibility of a moral sentinel and, once in a year in the month of Kodi, gave a moral dressing down to all castes, a team of three women of Upparasetty community, a sub sect of Mera caste, used to visit the houses of each and every caste in a given village imparting moral lesson  and this is in our Udupi District he said.   
A lesson on the necessity of imbibing sambskara, and most importantly, treading the righteous path-truth, justice, morality and benevolence.  Two women sing the verses for the quaint clashes of two – for – each sticks.  As per their convenience of the moment, either one or two sing and one or two chime in with a Pallavi ‘kolu kolenni hoogina kolu kole.  The songs are hightly lyrical, poetic and melodious said Dr Uday Barkur, Head of History Dept., Mangalore University. 
All India Radio’s aim is to recognize the historical relevance of the art and artistes and bring it before the present generation, giving due respect and credit to the creators and propagators said Dr Vasanthkumar Perla, Programme Head and Asst. Station Director in his presidential address.  All India Radio will preserve these folk art by recording, transcription in local language and translate in to Hindi and English language and it will be sent to our Central library Dr Perla added.
India had always been known as the land that portrayed cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts.  The folk and tribal arts of India speak volumes about the country’s rich heritage said Udupi-Chikkmagaluru Member of Parliament Shobha Karandlaje in her valedictory address.  Folk artists are innocent  and sincere,   they have come forward with mainstream she added.  

As a part of All India Radio’s ambitious project to record folk songs “kolu Hoyyuva Padagalu”- for mega project samskar geethe said  Subject expert B. Mohanchandra Kalavarkar.  More than 20 folk troups are registered to this workshop.  All the troups are presented songs melodiously and attracted audience.  Dr. Sadananda Perla welcome the gathering. Sadananda Holla made vote of thanks.  Devu Hanehalli compered the programme.  Temple President H. Dhananjaya Shetti,  Trustee Gopal Naik, Tingale Vikramarjuna Heggade and other VIPs witness the function. 
 Contribution by: K. Ashok, PEX, AIR, Mangalore Mob:9449259218

PM Modi's alertness saved the life of Doordarshan cameraman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alertness during the inauguration of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) project in Jamnagar, Gujarat saved the life of a Doordarshan cameraman from being swept away on Tuesday. The Prime Minister was at a function to release the water of Aji dam when he saw a cameraman standing close to the dam and alerted him.

Realising what the Prime Minister was pointing out, the cameraman seems to have moved away in the nick of time. Photographs from the incident show that the camera was later washed away by the water released from the dam. The tripod and camera were later recovered, ANI reported.
In the visuals from the incident, PM Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani can be seen pointing at something off the frame. Here is the video from the incident: 

Forwarded by :- Shri. Jainendra Nigam PB News Desk

Inspiration - How Many Trees Have You Planted? 5? 10?... This Man Planted 10 Million!

He collects the seeds every season and raises a nursery of red sanders and distributes the plants for free. He takes whatever anyone gives as price for his plants and uses the money for raising more plants. He is not just an environmentalist but also an economist, sociologist, scientist, mathematician and, above all, a Metaphysicist.

He asks, “Why doesn’t the State plant commercially useful species like Teak and Red Sanders in the waste lands, rear them and sell them in the market?” Maybe the State Governments have to seriously think of this option. (It is learnt that the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh is planning to auction the red sanders seized from the tree mafia. Ramaiah had suggested this as an economic activity and exhibited his fore thought).

Ramaiah became a sculptor also by accident, or should we say, because of an accident. When he was chased by children while on his cycle, he fell and sustained a fracture. This immobilised him for few months. His undying spirit told him that while his legs are immobile, his hands are still free. Thus he learnt sculpting with the help of nails and hammers. He left no stone un-sculpted with slogans and images of leaves, plants and trees. “Every sapling that I plant should survive, come what may. That is my motto.”

Once, he found it difficult to break the shells of teak seeds, it being painful and time consuming. While he spent all his spare time on this, he still found that his task was far from being completed. He then made a seat of it for his wife who sits near the fire place for cooking. Her constant movements and her frequent sitting on the bag helped in breaking the shells, making his task easier. This small episode only tells how involved was Ramaiah in his task. In his journey, his wife also played a very important role. She stood by his side through thick and thin and helped him in fulfilling his passion. He has developed his own green philosophy.

He says, “Instead of giving a fruit to a child, give them a plant. Let them nurture the plant into a tree and enjoy its fruits forever. This way, they learn to love nature. Today children are tomorrow’s citizens. Similarly, today’s plants are tomorrow’s trees.” What great thoughts. Ramaiah does not require a doctorate to profess these words. He is a highly honoured man in his area. He adorns himself with crowns and scarfs with slogans written on them and parades his area on his cycle like an emperor. All those who heckled him once, adore him now. He has spent his entire life time in greening the land like a soldier who spends his life time protecting his mother land.

There could be many people who have done their jobs with passion, but Ramaiah chose his passion as his unpaid job. There cannot be another Ramaiah when it comes to raising trees. He is a great model of humility and devotion to work. He is an inspiration to many, and at least at this late age, he deserves recognition.

Daripalli Ramaiah is a man on mission to plant trees and bring back the green cover. Wherever he sees a barren spot, he takes out seeds from his pocket and plants them. People say he has planted over a crore trees. Know more about the unsung hero and his extraordinary work.

“Of all the species that consider the earth as their home, the most exalted is the human being. He supposedly has intellect, can think, can do and can get things done. Nature has bestowed her choicest blessings on this form of life. Therefore, we have a duty towards Nature. Protect the nature; protect everything created by God, for the posterity,” says Daripalli Ramaiah, native of Khammam district presently in Telangana State.Not stopping here, he collects all waste material such as used clutch plates, tin pieces – you name it – and paints slogans depicting the importance of trees. His main slogan is “Vrikshio Rakshati Rakshitah”, which means if you save the trees, they will save you. He wears them as his crown and moves about in his area with pride, jocularly remarking, “Am I not as beautiful as ‘Miss World’? This is my identity.”

"I do not believe in people who cut trees but prostrate before a stone. For me, Nature is God and God is Nature.”

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"Imaginative Getaway": New Delhi Book Fair 2016 - Prasar Bharati stall

The Delhi Book Fair being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, offers a wide ranging variety of books, catering to readers of all age groups. One of the major highlights of the Book Fair is the Publications Division (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India) stall. The stall in association with Prasar Bharati, is celebrating 70 Years of Independence , with the theme, “Yaad Karo Kurbaani Azaadi Ki Kahaani , Kitaabon Ki Zubaani” .

The stall instills a sense of patriotism in the hearts of the visitors and acts as a reminder of the Freedom Struggle as the books at the stall are related to the "Immortal Saga of Freedom Struggle'. Publications on Mahatma Gandhi are also featured at the stall. In a day and age when digitization is ruling the roost, it is heartening to see people from all around the city still show enthusiasm about printed books. The Delhi Book Fair will go on till September 6, 2016.Visit the Prasar Bharati stall at the Book Fair and satiate the history buff in you.

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Workshop on 'The Art of Noting and Drafting' - at Shillong organised by RABMP, Lucknow

Five day workshop on 'The Art of Noting and Drafting' is being organised by RABMP, Lucknow, at RABMP, Shillong from 29.08.2016. The W/s is being coordinated by Sh KM Rastogi, Sr Ao, AIR, Lucknow and is being facilitated by Mihir B Swaroop, ADP, RABMP, lucknow. Total 29 participants are attending the W/s including Accountants, Stenographers, UDCs and LDCs.

SourceMihir Swarup

Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Expenditure)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 29th August, 2016

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15 – enhancement of the calculation ceiling- Regarding.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry’s 0M No.7/24/2007/E-lll.A dated regarding grant of non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-2015, whereby the calculation ceiling for the purpose of payment of ad-hoc bonus was monthly emoluments of Rs.3500. The Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) in case of Central Government employees working under certain Ministries/Departments, where such PLB was in operation in 2014-15, was also paid by the respective Ministries/Departments for the accounting year 2014-15 based on the concurrence of this Ministry with the calculation ceiling at monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500.
2. The question of enhancement of the calculation ceiling for the purpose of payment of PLB and non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus), as the case may be, to the Central Government employees has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of PLB and ad-hoc bonus, as the case may be, shall be revised to Rs.7000 w.e.f. 01.04.2014, i.e., for the accounting year 2014-15.

3. Accordingly, the PLB or ad-hoc bonus, as the case may be, as already paid to the eligible Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15 in terms of the above 0M dated 16.10.2015 pertaining to ad-hoc bonus and the respective sanctions issued by the concerned Ministries/Departments in respect of PLB under the respective schemes in operation during 2014-15 based on the specific concurrence of this Ministry, shall be re-worked out based on the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs.7000 instead of Rs.3500.

4. While re-working out payment of PLB or ad-hoc orders, as the case may be, under these orders for the accounting year 2014-15, all the other terms and conditions under which the payment was made shall remain unchanged.
5. In respect of their application to the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these orders are issued in consultation with the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

                                              (Amar Nath Singh)
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AIR's 'Akashvani Maitree' to swap shows with 'Bangladesh Betaar': Modi

Lauding the launch of ‘Akashvani Maitree’ as a major step towards increasing people-to-people contacts, prime minister Narendra Modi has congratulated All India Radio for contributing to the foreign policy of the country. He also announced on Sunday during his monthly Mann ki Baat on All India Radio that ‘Akashvani Maitree’ will exchange programmes with ‘Bangladesh Betaar’ so that there is greater interaction between the two countries. Noting that some people may ask why President Pranab Mukherjee should be invited to inaugurate a radio station, Modi said this was no ordinary venture and was aimed at increasing the bonds of friendship between the two neighbouring countries. He said both West Bengal and Bangladesh shared the same cultural heritage and so, it was a major move by All India Radio.

Akashvani Maitree and its multimedia website is a unique venture and initiative of All India Radio not only for the Bengali listeners in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the adjoining areas but the entire Bengali speaking diaspora living in different parts of the globe. The station is a terrestrial channel beamed from Chinsurah from a state-of-the-art DRM high power transmitter which is capable of reaching out to listeners in both West Bengal and the whole of Bangladesh. Earlier, AIR External Services Director Amlan Jyoti Mazumdar had earlier told '' that the most unique aspect was that the new channel would also beam programmes that are either co-productions or produced by producers from Bangladesh. It could also be streamed online ''

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATES - Android Tablet computer with Wideband Digital RF Receiver.

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Credit :- Facebook account of Shri. Alokesh Gupta.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Shri K.C.S.Raju, U.D.C, All India Radio, Vijayawada will retire from Government Serivce on superannuation with effect from 31.08.2016. He joined at C.C.W, All India Radio, Hyderabad on 10.01.1984 as C.G.II. He was transferred on same capacity to All India Radio, Kothagudem and joined on 05.03.1989. He was promoted as C.G.I(U.D.C) on 02.05.1991 at AIR, Kothagudem itself. He served All India Radio, Kothagudem upto 31.08.2009 (20 years). He was transferred on same capacity (UDC) to All India Radio, Vijayawada and joined on 01.09.2009. He has served All India Radio over a period of 31 years 10 months and has shown his sincerity, integrity and commitment to the works assigned to him. He is a simple and disciplined employee of the organization.
You can wish him on Mobile No. 9441700033

All India Radio, Vijayawada entire staff and Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very peaceful and healthy 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. Venkateswara Rao Meka

आकाशवाणी के प्रादेशिक समाचार फेसबुक पर.

आकाशवाणी के प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश ने हाल ही में अपना नया फेसबुक पेज शुरु किया है | इस पर रोज छत्तीसगढ़ से जुड़ी खबरें अपलोड की जाती है | सहायक निदेशक (समाचार) श्री तुषार करमरकर  जी ने बताया कि यह पहल प्रदेश के लोगों की मांग पर की गई है | अब सोशल मीडिया पर सक्रिय नई पीढ़ी तक और आसानी से समाचार पहुंचाए जाएंगे | खासकर युवा वर्ग को राष्ट्रीय और राज्य स्तर की विविध प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं की तैयारी में भी यह फेसबुक पेज काम आएगा | करमरकर  जी ने बताया कि खबरों के अलावा आकर्षक फोटोज और वीडियों द्वारा लोगों को प्रदेश की संस्कृति, सामाजिक जीवन और प्राकृतिक सुन्दरता से भी रूबरू कराने का प्रयास किया जाएगा |

स्त्रोत :- श्री. झावेन्द्र कुमार ध्रुवजी का फेसबुक अकाउंट।

'यह देवकीनंदन पांडे है. अब आप आकाशवाणी से...'

एक ज़माना था कि रेडियो सेट से गूंजती देवकीनंदन पांडे की आवाज़ भारत के जन जन को सम्मोहित कर लेती थी. अपने जीवनकाल में ही लेजेंड बन गए देवकीनंदन पांडे के समाचार पढ़ने का अंदाज़, उच्चारण की शुद्धता, झन्नाटेदार रोबीली आवाज़ किसी भी श्रोता को रोमांचित कर देने के लिए काफ़ी थी. देवकीनंदन पांडे को साथ काम कर चुके मशहूर पत्रकार उमेश जोशी याद करते हैं, “पौने नौ बजे का बुलेटिन जैसे ही शुरू होता था. बस एक ही आवाज़ सुनाई देती थी. ये आकाशवाणी है. अब आप देवकीनंदन पांडे से समाचार सुनिए. बहुत भारी भरकम और बहुत कर्णप्रिय आवाज़. जितने भी बड़े अवसर थे चाहे ख़ुशी का अवसर हो या ग़म का अवसर हो, देवकीनंदन पांडे समाचार पढ़ते थे.” जोशी आगे कहते हैं, “जवाहरलाल नेहरू और जयप्रकाश नारायण के निधन का समाचार उन्होंने ही पढ़े. संजय गाँधी के आकस्मिक निधन का समाचार वाचन करने के लिए रिटायर हो चुके देवकीनंदन पांडे को ख़ास तौर से दिल्ली स्टेशन पर बुलवाया गया. जितने भी बड़े अवसर होते थे, उन्हें ख़ास तौर से समाचार पढ़ने बुलाया जाता था, चाहे उनकी ड्यूटी हो या न हो. सब को पता था कि ये देश की आवाज़ है. पांडेजी कह रहे हैं तो इसका मतलब पूरा देश कह रहा है.”

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70years of independence

program of independence thiranga yatra was held at vijayawaada in which HMIB sri m.venkayyanaidu was guest.children .poets.freedom fighters were remembering freedom struggle.air presented radio report.

Contributed By :- Krishnakumari Munjuluri

Free Dish capacity to go up from 80 to 104 TV channels before year-end

Free Dish, the country’s only free-to-air direct-to-home television platform, will increase its capacity to carry around 104 channels within the next few months. A senior Doordarshan official told that the process of switching over from MPEG2 to MPEG4 had been completed and was being tested. This had already taken the headend capacity to 112. Free Dish at present carries eighty television channels including its own, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV, and private channels, apart from 32 channels of All India Radio. The official said the platform had been encrypted by adopting the Indian Conditional Access System (iCAS) developed by By Design India Pvt. Ltd. of Bangalore. But he clarified that the platform would remain free-to-air and the aim of iCAS was only to keep track of the number of households that were using Free Dish and keep a check on the quality of set top boxes. (It is also learnt that Doordarshan is expected to issue an Expression of Notice within a month for manufacture of compatible STBs for Free Dish.)

Meanwhile, the official said Free Dish was also hopeful of re-launching Gyan Darshan on its platform shortly as the problems that the Indira Gandhi National Open University was facing when DD was forced to take the channel off-air have been ‘virtually sorted out’. However, the official said no communication had been received from the Human Resource Development Ministry in this connection so far. He denied reports that any channels of the Human Resource Development Ministry were currently under test transmission on Free Dish. The official said DD was aware of the announcement by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Jawadekar that 32 Direct to Home (DTH) Television Channels are to be launched by September for providing high quality educational content to all teachers, students and citizens across the country interested in lifelong learning. DD was also aware that the HRD Ministry had acquired two transponders on G-SAT 15, which could possibly be used for this.

Meanwhile, the official said that all information on Free Dish was available on the website and denied that Free Dish had established any separate website When his attention was drawn to the website, he said attempts would be made to find out who was running the website which was clearly illegal.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

New Book from Abhinav Arun, Sr. Announcer AIR Varanasi

आप सभी के प्रति आदर सहित , मेरा दूसरा ग़ज़ल संग्रह ''बादल बंद लिफ़ाफ़े हैं '' शीघ्र प्रकाश्य !

बादल बंद लिफ़ाफ़े हैं / ग़ज़ल संग्रह / अभिनव अरुण
पृष्ठ - 160, मूल्य - 140, ISBN - 9789386027221

Source : Abhinav Arun


Revisiting old Doordarshan News Readers and Anchors - Tejeshwar Singh

Tejeshwar Singh (1947 – 15 December 2007) was an Indian publisher, journalist, newscaster and theater activist. Singh was the son of Indian diplomat Gurbachan Singh, who served as an envoy to Switzerland, Bhutan and Pakistan. He graduated from The Doon School and went on to study at Balliol College, University of Oxford.  In 1981 he founded, along with George and Sara McCune, the Indian arm of the international publishing house SAGE Publications, which is now a prominent Indian publishing house. However, Singh was most well known to Indians as a famous newsreader on the nationwide television network, Doordarshan, during the 1980s and early 1990s. He reported discontinuing reading newspapers after Indira Gandhi declared emergency in India. He reported that Indira Gandhi personally approved the footage of Operation Blue Star in Golden Temple/Harmandir Sahib for news on Doordarshan.

He also acted as a main villain Deen Dayal in the well-known 1987 Hindi film Jalwa and played Ravi Uncle in Chai Pani Etc. in 2004.

Tejeshwar Singh died of a heart attack at his home in Mussoorie, India, on 15 December 2007. He was 60 when he died. SAGE Publications instituted the Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships in 2009 to honour Tejeshwar Singh, the Managing Director of SAGE India for 25 years and doyen of the publishing industry in South Asia. Every year, SAGE invites applications for the award of The Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Fellowships in the following categories.
Social Sciences
Business & Management
Media & Communication Studies

The duration of scholarship is one year. A stipend of rupees 50,000 a month (50,000 X 12) with an additional amount of rupees 50,000 can be claimed for travel during the tenure of the fellowship. Total value of the Fellowship is rupees 6,50,000. The scholarship eligibility is open to all nationals of South Asian (SAARC) countries, including those currently resident overseas.

Shri. P. Talang ,Security Guard, AIR Jowai retires on 31st August, 2016.

Mr. PHORISSTAR TALANG, joined this organization as a Security Guard on 18th March 1997 and will be retiring on the 31st August 2016 on attaining his superannuation. During his service period he has served the organization to the best of his ability and to the satisfaction of his superiors and colleagues.
The members of staff of AIR-Jowai in particular, would be missing him tremendously and wish him a happy retired life. 

I. Shri PHORISSTAR TALANG, working in AIR: Jowai as a security Guard, have the honor to extend my sincere thanks to all who were working together with me in the same Department for all these years. I shall pray to God that he will take care of you all as he takes care of me till this moment, the 31st Aug 2016.I‘d be relieved of this official duty in a week’s time from now only to remember you all.
I’am fit and healthy. God be with you! Thanking you.

SHRI PHORRISTAR TALANG, Security Guard, All India Radio:Jowai

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

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Contributed by :- Shri. B. Das, Security Officer, AIR, Jowai.


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Formation of 'GREEN CLUB' by AIR Guwahati family

The AIR Guwahati family has started an initiative to promote Green Environment with formation of a club titled GREEN CLUB, headed by Dilip Kumar Das Station Director Guwahati. The club has started its projects with plantation in the AIR Guwahati campus. On 27th August some staff members were assembled in the campus and started planting ornamental and other plants. Mr Amod Kumar DDG(E) had inaugurated this plantation programme. Mr D K Das DD(P) has explained the background ideas of this mission and he elaborated his plans to make the AIR Guwahati campus greener and colourful with nature. AIR Guwahati campus is full of green trees and this environment needs more attention and care to increase this green beauty more aesthetic and explanatory. Green Club will continue to make it happen. 

Contributed By: AIR Guwahati ,

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Obituary-Anup Mallick, Engg Assistant , DDK Kolkata passed away.

Anup Mallick who was working as Engg. Asst. at DDK Kolkata ,passed away today. He was 48 years old. Anup Mallick had served at LPTV Jhargram, AIR Tawang, AIR Kolkata, AIR Gangtok, LPTV Bhadrak, LPTV Umerkot, and DDK Kolkata. He was very active in social sector even outside office.

PB Parivar condoles the demise of Shri Anup Mallick  and prays to the almighty for the peace of departed soul.

Source : Umesh Chandra & DK

Inspiration - MS Rawat went from selling tea & working in fields to fulfill his dream of taking part in the Olympics

Rio Olympics 2016 gave India new sporting icons in Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and P.V.Sindhu, but there were also several heartening stories of Indian players that went unnoticed in the race for medals. Few people know that India was represented by a part-time waiter at the racewalking event at the Rio Olympics. Fewer still know that he bested previous Olympic Medal winners in the competition and narrowly missed the bronze medal by less than a mn 2002, when his father passed away, 10-year-old Rawat saw his mother toil in the fields to make ends meet for the family of four children, including him. Rawat would work with his mother on the farm in the morning before heading to school about seven kms away by foot. In 2006, he took up a part-time job as a waiter at a small eatery near his hometown, Sattar, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. With two sisters and a young brother at home, Rawat had a hard time sustaining his family on his meagre income as a waiter. Knowing that excelling in athletics could help him get a government job, Rawat decided to pursue racewalking.

Racewalking is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times (over the course of 20 km, at no point can both your feet be mid-air). This is why, apart from the inherent stamina, technique and fitness required in any long distance race, racewalking also tests mental.But Rawat refused to be put off by the lack of world class equipment and a stream of naysayers at Badrinath who would make fun of his walking practice. He pursued his Olympic dream with utmost devotion. Training on the hilly terrain in torn shoes, Rawat continued to juggle several jobs to make ends meet for his family and also support his training. From working as a house help and tourist guide to labouring on farms and driving tractors, the Uttarakhand lad did everything. All through his struggle, people continued to make fun of him, not knowing that the young man was on his way to taking part in the greatest sports show on earth.

In 2010, Rawat tried to get a job with the police through the sports quota. He was desperate to improve the financial situation of his family. This job would give him a salary of Rs 10,000 and all his training and participation at events would be sponsored. However, he was rejected. This was financially the most difficult time for him, and Rawat considered quitting the sport in order to fend for his family. It was his coach who convinced Rawat that he was making progress and that he had a future in the sport.............

The live coverage of Janmasthmi Programme on 25 August 2016

The live coverage of Janmasthmi Programme on 25 August 2016, from Dwarka and Dakor was carried out by DDK Ahmedabad. This Kendra has made elaborate arrangement by deploying DSNG Van, DSNG Fly-Away, 3G TVU Back-Pack at historic temple of Dwarka and Dakor to cover the live event and an additional 3G Back-Pack was also deployed to cover this event from Kacch and Rajkot,to insert live feed of various temples situated there.For the above coverage DDK,Ahmedabad deployed the OB and DSNG Vans with Operational staff at the main temple at Dwarka for the “LIVE” telecast of the above event at “DD Girnar”.MCU Cameras setup along with Flyaway DSNG unit was also installed at the main temple, 

ENG Cameras along with 3G TVU Back-Pack was also deployed at the kacch and Rajkot,to cover this live event from various temples.The grandstanding of this programme was made at studio end through special designed set with anchor. the live feed received from various locations was received in earth station ,which was routed through MSR to produce the programme. The station earned Rs 8 Lacks through advertisement, placed during this programme.

The Efforts, Team work & Quality of the coverage by team of DDK, Ahmedabad were well appreciated. The signal was made available on you tube also for internet users The photographs of above coverage are also attached herewith.


आकाषवाणी इन्दौर द्वारा महाकाल की शाही सवारी का सजीव आँखो देखा हाल प्रसारित किया जायेगा

आकाशवाणी इन्दौर द्वारा दिनांक 29 अगस्त-ंउचय2016 को श्रावण-ंउचयभादौं मास की महाकाल की छठी और अंतिम शाही सवारी का सजीव आँखो देखा हाल प्रसारित किया जायेगा । ये प्रसारण आकाशवाणी इन्दौर के मीडियम वेव चैनल 648 किलो हर्ट्ज यानि की 462.96 मीटर पर शाम को 05.00 बजे से 06.00 बजे तक और रात्रि 09.30 से 10.00 बजे तक सुना जा सकता है । महाकाल की शाही सवारी के यात्रा मार्ग के सभी प्रमुख स्थानों पर आकाशवाणी प्रतिनिधि इस यात्रा वृतान्त का आँखो देखा हाल सुनाने के लिये उपस्थित रहेंगे । इस वृतान्त में सवारी के सभी मुखौटों, साथ चल रहे संगीत बैन्ड, विभिन्न प्रकार की वेषभूषा में चल रहे लोगों, अखाड़ों और देष के विभिन्न भागों से आये हुए श्रद्धालुओं के बारे में सजीव चित्रण आकाशवाणी से प्रसारित किया जायेगा । इस सजीव वृतान्त के माध्यम से श्रोता रेडियो के माध्यम से बाबा महाकाल के शब्दचित्र दर्षन कर पायेंगे ।

Contributed By: Brahm Prakash Chaturvedi 

Thank you for the music.

Those were the days The radio was a constant companion
Sangeeet Sarita announces a voice and I start. The last time I heard that was many, many years ago. It was my cue to groan as my Dad fine-tuned the radio, increased the volume and waited expectantly for me to guess the raga of the song playing. The programme picked one classical raga every day and played a filmy song and a pure classical number based on it. I got the raga wrong every single time, but Daddy did not lose faith. Now it is back in my life. Not just Sangeet Sarita, but Vividh Bharti. So if you drop in home in the mornings, we will serve you good coffee and a blast of music. Raju has downloaded the Vividh Bharati app and, as we have gifted ourselves a Bose speaker for our anniversary this year, we are stoked. Such a wonderfully civilised way to start the day. And I swear I am less cranky with all the singing I do along with Rafi, Kishore, Asha, Geeta Dutt and of course Raju. Then we managed to catch an interview of Ameen Sayani on television and Raju and I are still talking about that. Remember Binaca Geetmala? Wednesday nights and Ameen Sayani would start with his signature greeting of “Bhaiyon aur behenon...” Binaca Geetmala was broadcast on Wednesdays at 9.00 p.m. on Radio Ceylon and the entire family huddled around the radio set. One of us had to hold the knob of the radio firmly so that it would not shift and change the station. There were heated discussions and guessing games on what the ‘sartaj geet’ was going to be (the top of the charts of those days) that year. Hearing Ameen Sayani’s voice brought back glorious memories of simple pleasures. Raju remembers how, during Pujas for the evening entertainment programme, an Ameen Sayani sound-alike was hired to conduct the proceedings.

I wish the radio as I knew it as a child would back into my life. I was thrilled when WorldSpace started and heartbroken when it stopped. I enjoy music floating through the house. Love it when I can sing along loudly from the kitchen. I have bought iPods, and MP3s and earphones but abandoned all those because I hate something stuck into my ears with the wires getting tangled with my spectacles, buttons, etc. When ‘Tere mere sapne ab ek rang hai’ is playing, what is the point if only I can hear it? Raju has to be in on it too, along with our neighbours. The unpredictability of what song will play next on the radio is thrilling. It is not some playlist which we know by heart. There are days I am swept away because each song played is a favourite. From Guide, Amar Prem, Teesri Manzil... I remember the other programmes like Man Chahe Geet, Fauji Bhaiyon Ke Liye, and Manoranjan. I always waited to know song what the fauji bhai from Jhumri Talaiya would request this time. Sometimes, the film song programmes had a theme. On Independence Day and Republic Day there were stirring patriotic songs. Sometimes they played songs from a particular music director or a film director, or a film star. So when it was Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt’s mellifluous voice filled the air. Dev Anand meant songs from Guide, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Asli Naqli and S.D. Burman meant some more heaven. Bhoole Bisre Geet, Chaya Geet...

“We finished dinner by 9.00 p.m. just so that no one had to get up and go into the kitchen while Binaca Geetmala was on,” says Rani who says they also had certain chores that were done only while sitting in front of the radio. She remembers Geeton Bhari Kahahi and other radio skits on Hawa Mahal. Even now, when she is alone, Rani puts on the radio full blast. “I feel there is someone else with me at home,” she says. Binaca Geetmalastarted in 1952 and Ameen Sayani curated the programme until 1988 when it shifted from Radio Ceylon to Vividh Bharti. Sales of records and listeners votes decided which song made it to the top. The first Sar Taj Geet was ‘Yeh Zindagi Usiki Hai’ (Anarkali) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The year Raju was born it was ‘Hai Apna Dil To Awaara’ (Solva Saal) sung by Hemant Kumar. The year I was born it was ‘Teri Pyari Pyari Surat Ko’ (Sasural), sung by Mohammed Rafi. In 1988, when it was still Binaca Geetmala from Radio Ceylon, the top song was ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak) sung by Udit Narayan. That was also the year my son was born.

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Forwarded By:- Shri. Jainender Nigam, PB NewsDesk

Impact - Mann Ki Baat makes dream of Sakshi, a class IX student of Navi Mumbai, come true....

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s talks and being a regular listener of Mann Ki Baat, a class IX student of Navi Mumbai, Sakshi Tiwari wrote a letter to Modi complaining of having no playground in her school.......

Taking into consideration Sakshi’s request, Modi wrote to the regional head of CIDCO to make the playground available. Sakshi thanked the Prime Minister for his prompt action. School kids are more than happy by this move of the government.......

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Many Retired and working colleagues attend funeral of Late MC Agarwal, former EnC, AIR

Last rites of M.C. Aggarwal, who had expired on 26.08.2016 were performed today. His funeral was held at sector - 29, Gurgaon, NCR today at 11.00 hrs.

About 25 of our colleagues were present during the cremation ceremony. Retired engineering officers included S/Sh R.K.Gupta, R.K.Jain, Ghanshyam, V.K.Singla, AV Swaminathan, HK Wadhwa, Mukul Tyagi, T.P.Singh, D.P. Singh, UN Anand, SS Bindra, P.S.Sundaram, Kailash Chand, KN Yadav, BB Sharma and Mahesh Prasad among others. Working officers included Shri P. Das, Pradeep Mehra, Rajender Kumar, RK Jain and PK Singh, who represented AIR and DD Engineers Association as it's President and Broadcast Engineering Society(I) as it's Hon. Secretary.

Later speaking to the Blog, Shri PK Singh stated that BES could timely confer the BES Life time Achievement Award on Shri MC Aggarwal by the hands of the Nobel laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi on 12 November, 2014, which he feels as one of the satisfying moments of his tenure. Hundreds of condolence messages have been received and the post of demise of MC Aggarwal has been read by over two thousand persons on PB Parivar blog. This clearly speaks of The Personality, The Life he lived - Bold, Upright and Straightforward. It is well said - Life should be Big not just Long...

ADP of Doordarshan Sri N M Satapathy conferred with Award.

Senior ADP of Doordarshan Bhubaneswar, and president of Bhubaneswar Bhanja Bharati, an ambassador of both culture and literature Sri N M Satapathy is extolled with magna cum laude and conferred with an elysian title BHAAGAVATA MITRA on an auspicious and spiritual platform, unique of its type in presence of other erudite personalities and orators before an applauding gathering.

PB Parivar congratulates Shri. N M Satapathy.

Source :- Facebook account of  Shri. Krushna Keshab Sarangi.

Knowledge sharing session conducted in AIR Pune.

In 100 kW MW HPT Hadapsar, AIR Pune a knowledge sharing session was conducted on 25th August, 2016. Four groups were formed to deliver knowledge on different subjects. Each group comprised three staff members. Digital Modulation, WI-max, PSTN and ISDN, Spectrum Analyser were the topics on which Power Point presentations were shown and group discussion was carried out. Shri. Ashish Bhatnagar, DDG (Engg.) and Head of Office was appreciated the session. Mrs. Sangeeta Upadhye ADE organised this session. Every month such session shall be organised to cope up with new technology. Shri. Devidas Sudame ADE, Shri. Ranjekar, AE and Shri. Paradkar, AE also attended this session along with staff members. 

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