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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GLORIOUS SUCCESS IN UPSC EXAM - Pranjal D/o LB Patil, EA, LPTV Badlapur (Mahrashtra)

It's proud moment for all... Sh. L. B. Patil's (EA, LPT Badlapur,) daughter Smt. Pranjal Patil has again cracked the UPSC exam with all India rank 124 and secured IAS posting this time. *

Earlier Pranjal had qualified UPSC 2015 and had secured 773 Rank. Akashvani Pune Parivar had held a special event at it's Auditorium to celebrate her success. Details -

She is the first lady to be qualified from blind students. Her vision was weak and lost her eyesight in her school days. Her determination to move ahead and rise, her friendship with books and support from her parents and spouse had given her this overwhelming success.

Her efforts has given her fruitful results. Earlier she has stood first in Bachelor of Arts in University. She has completed M.A. M.Phil. from JNU, New Delhi. At present she is pursuing Doctorate in "International Relations" from JNU, New Delhi.

Name of the Parent : L. B. PATIL (EA)
Phone no : 09323266348
Present Posting : LPT BADLAPUR (MAH)

Hearty congratulations from P.B. Parivar to PRANJAL.
P. B. Parivar greatly admires the support of her parents and spouse.

* Source : Yashwant Tahasildar

Shri A.Elangovan, Graphic Artist DDK Chennai Retires today!

Contributed By:Sivakumar Sankaranarayanan ,

Shri S.Pothiraj, Senior Engineering Assistant,DDK Chennai Retires today!

Contributed By:Sivakumar Sankaranarayanan ,

Smt.Mathuram Srinivasan, Assistant Engineer DDK Chennai Retires today!

Contributed By:Sivakumar Sankaranarayanan ,

Smt. Meena Kapoor, Assistant,DDK Bhopal Retires today!

Contributed By:A.K.Gupta,AO,FOR DDG (E),


Name of the Child :          KM SOORAJ MURALI
Name of the parent :        TM MURALEEDHARAN//TECHNICIAN
Present Posting:               DD HPT KANNUR
Name of the Exam           CBSE 12
Percentile/Marks Secured :95%
Hearty congratulations from Prasar Bharati Parivar.

Any PB Parivar member can mail such achievements and photo of meritorious Children to or can submit the details by clicking on the link in"Our Bright Children"on the left hand corner of this page for possible publication on this blog.

Sri. P. Rajendran, Assistant Engineer, TVRC,Pathanamthitta retires on 31-05-2017

Sri. P. Rajendran, Assistant Engineer, TVRC,Pathanamthitta retires on superannuation on 31-05-2017 after putting 35 Years of dedicated service with AIR and Doordarshan. He has joined as Engineering Assistant in 1982 at All India Radio, Darbhanga, Bihar. Most of his service was in North and NE Zones.During his entire service carrier, he has always been dedicated to his duties. He will be remembered for his dedicated and sincere attitude towards work with sound technical knowledge and effort for smooth functioning of office. He is an excellent engineer in transmitter maintenance.

The staff members under DMC, Adoor and Prasar Bharathi Parivar wishes him a peaceful, healthy and joyful future life. May the Almighty shower unlimited blessings on him. 


Cleanliness drive at AIR, Bolangir, Orissa

All India Radio Bolangir situated at Palace Line is a station with minimum staff. Still each and every corner of the station is well maintained and thoroughly cleaned. 

Prasar Bharati Parivar congratulates each and every staff member of AIR Bolangir for this cleanliness drive.

Source   :  Shri Suhas Mohanty, ADP, AIR, Cuttack

YOGA FOR YOUTH ,Yoga programmes from AIR MADIKERI

AIR Madikeri will broadcast 2 state hook up programme in connection with International Yoga Day. YOGA FOR YOUTH,2 interview based programmes will be broadcast.Sri Kumar Reddy ,Yoga teacher, gives usefully tips regarding yoga for youth. Mr. Digvijay B, has interview ed him

Contributed By: Pankaj D K,


Contributed By:AIR MADIKERI ,

Prasar Bharati signs MoU with Morocco’s SNRT

Government-run Prasar Bharati has got into an agreement with Morocco's Societe Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Television (SNRT) to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector.Government-run Prasar Bharati has got into an agreement with Morocco’s Societe Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Television (SNRT) to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector. The MoU was signed last week during the the fifth India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Rabat, Morocco’s capital. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was there to attend that meeting. “The MoU was signed by Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India, on behalf of Prasar Bharati and Faycal Laraichi, Chief Executive Officer of SNRT,” the commerce ministry said in a statement.

It said JCM has ramped up the strong bilateral ties and provided an impetus for closer cooperation in political, commercial, cultural, and trade sectors. The bilateral trade between the countries stood at USD 1.42 billion in 2015-16.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Organisational image -Individual Ethics."SEMINAR Conducted by RABM(P) Hyderabad.

Regional Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia(P) Hyderabad begins its training calendar with a one day seminar on “Organisational Image –Individual Ethics.” Conducted on 24th May 2017.Directors (Eng.) ,ADPs, Pexs, Trexs and Admin staff from the offices of AIR and DDK in A.P and Telangana were among the Participants 

Smt.Rashmi Pradhan DDG(trg) NABM (P) Delhi,Inaugurated the seminar with a very positive note saying that “Dedication,Passion,Unity,Team spirit,and “Yes We Can Do” attitude among the staff of AIR and DDK would certainly contribute to the image of Prasar Bharathi .”Ethics in everyday life , goal setting for individual and organisational excellence, “Building ethical climate in an organization” were the topics discussed in the seminar. Dr. M Rama Prasad IFS Officer (Rtd) and Matter Trainer On Ethics , former ADG MCRHRD Institute was the speaker in the first session. Afternoon session was taken by Sri GVN Raju,Professional Trainer. The principles of organizational image building were explained by using highly interactive methods 

RABM(P) Hyderabad is happy for the good start and expects similar response from all the AIR &DDK offices in future courses. 

Contributed By: Dr.B.D.L Prasanna, AD(P) RABM(P) Hyderabad ,

AIR, Nanded celebrats its foundation day in unique way

 Akashvani Nanded celebrated its foundation day on 29th May, 2017 in an unique way by arranging blood donation camp in Akashvani premises. All staff members also participated in this event. Shri. Rahul Atram, TREX, Shri. Madhukar Gajbhare, Announcer and Shri. Bhimrao Shelke, Assistant Director (P) also donated blood in this camp. 

PB Parivar congratulate all staff members of AIR, Nanded. 

Source : Bhimrao Shelke, ADP, AIR, Nanded

गणपत भिकाजी तथा जी. बी. तांबे, माली, आकाशवाणी रत्नागिरी,दि .31.05.2017 को सेवा निवृत्त हो रहे है।

श्री. जी. बी. तांबे , माली , 37 वर्ष 8 महिने एवं 13 दिन की सेवा पूरी करने के पश्चात दि .31.05.2017 को सेवा निवृत्त हो रहे है । उनकी नियुक्ती दि.18.09.1979 को माली पदपर हुई थी । उनके सेवाकाल के दौरान उन्होंने आकाशवाणी कार्यालय परिसर तथा प्रक्षेपण केद्र खेडशी के बगीचे की बहुतही अच्छी तरह से देखभाल की हेैं। उन्होंने तरह तरह के पेड कार्यालय परिसर एवं प्रक्षेपण केंद्र परिसर में लगायें और उनकी देखभाल भी की हैं । माली काम उनका पसंदीदा काम था, उनको उसमें विशेष रुची रही हैं । उनका सभी कर्मचारीयों के साथ बहुतही सौहार्दपूर्ण व्यवहार रहा ं। वे हसमुख व्यक्तित्व के इन्सान हैं । वे उनके पद से भिन्न काम भी खुशी से करते आए हैं । आज दिनांक 31 मई, 2017 उनकी सेवा निवृृत्ती पर उनको आकाशवाणी रत्नागिरी परिवार की तरफ से हार्दिक शुभकामनाएॅ । उनकी सेवा निवृत्ती के पश्चात का जीवन आरोग्यपूर्ण एव खुशियों से भरा रहे। 

Source:Sanjay Y Khade,,Assistant Engineer(Engg.Head)(HOO),,,

Shri P.B.Udayan, Motor Driver Special Grade, HPT, Doordarshan, Kochi retires on 31-05-2017

Shri P.B.Udayan, Motor Driver Special Grade, HPT, Doordarshan, Kochi retires on superannuation  on 31-05-2017.  After his Defense service he started his career  in the Department on 13.10 .1984 and later joined as Motor Driver on 11-11-1986  at Doordarshan HPT, Kochi.

During his entire service career of 32 years in Doordarshan he has always been dedicated to his duties.  Apart from excellence in his own work field, his service was available for maintenance and upkeep of Station and Security related areas .   Shri. Udayan will be remembered for his amiable behavior & leading role in socio cultural  activities for good.  The staff members of Doordarshan HPT, Kochi and Prasar Bharati Parivar wish him peaceful, healthy and prosperous future life.

Source:Jose Paul,DDE,HPT,Kochi,

Monday, May 29, 2017

Indian classical music in search of patrons

One of All India Radio’s primary tasks was to broadcast classical music and provide jobs to artists.The classical arts have always needed patrons, as, not being populist in nature they need to be sustained financially. On an average a good concert artist practices for a minimum of six hours every day, for a minimum of 15 years, mastering ragas, taal (rhythm) and presentation skills. There are no guaranteeof being able to sustain oneself financially with this hard acquired knowledge. Musicians generally delve into classical music because of pure passion, or because of a sense of duty to one’s heritage, in the case of musicians who belong to a tradition.

In the case of the average musician who does not belong to a music family, even the acquisition of knowledge through a correct guru is hard, and only if one is lucky enough to be accepted. In another era, Ustad Allaudin Khan, founder of the Senia Maihar gharana had to wait five years working in a domestic capacity in the house of his guru Ustad Wazir Khan before he was accepted as a student — this when he was already a trained, very fine sarodiya!

The universities and other institutions that teach the grammar of music do not succeed in creating a concert playing artist; the knowledge the degrees impart is inadequate. The very nature of our music makes it mandatory to be taught on a one to one basis, with physical demonstration of how to use a note, how to make laya a part of your being.Pt Ulhas Kashalkar, one of the finest vocalists today acquired degrees in music, but it was only when he found a guru that his acquisition of musical knowledge flowered. There are so many instances.

However, merely finding a guru is not enough. One then needs a platform on which to present one’s art, and then later teach it to others thus keeping the silsila (chain) alive. This is where patronage is a must.In earlier times, it was the princes who realised their duty, and whether they loved the arts personally or not, they made sure their court had the finest musicians who were kept, housed and given huge respect. Every state that had prided in itself had court musicians; Baroda had Ustad Fayyaz Khan, doyen of the Agra gharana, who was referred to as Fayyaz Khan, Barodewale. Even a relatively tiny state like Nahan had Ustad Zinda Hassan (Ustad Vilayat Khan’s maternal grandfather). The gharana of the artist came to be referred to by the state in which he resided — thus Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, though from Kasur, Punjab came to belong to the Patiala gharana, Ustad Inayat Khan, from Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, was associated with Gauripur (now in Bangladesh), and so many more.

Not only princes, aristocratic families too maintained musicians. Ustad Mohammed Ameer Khan of the Shahjahanpur gharana was in Rajshahi, and later mentored his patron’s son, who became the legendary Pt Radhika Mohan Maitra.All this ceased in 1947. State governments set up zonal centres to promote culture, but these, generally speaking are mere offices run by bureaucrats who rarely have the expertise or vision required to disburse the funds they get annually to promote the arts. Some states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Goa have later set up additional bodies which are more dynamic, like the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur or the Ustad Allaudin Khan Sangeet Evam Kala Akademy in Bhopal or the Goa Kala Academy which are all doing admirable work.

The Centre for its part set up bodies like the Sangeet Natak Akademi with its various branch offices to archive and preserve recordings of the masters, facilitate grants to worthy students, promote artists through concerts and much more. Today SNA does not have the funds to digitise their rare recordings done from 1956 onwards; only around 500 hours out of 12,000 are digitised. This is indeed tragic.The SNA and Padma awards were meant to encourage artists; today there is open talk of nepotism and bias in the selection of artists being given awards. Artists like Shashank Subramanyam went on record talking of regional discrimination; South India and West Bengal have very few awardees, there are even allegations of discrimination against certain instruments, with very few percussion awardees! Pt Budhadev Dasgupta had to return the Padmashri a few years ago as it was not commensurate with his stature; the following year he was awarded the Padma Bhushan! This year veteran surbahar and sitar player Ustad Imrat Khan was awarded the Padmashri, which he refused to accept.

One of All India Radio’s primary tasks was to broadcast classical music and provide jobs to artists. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has said: “It was a matter of honour for any musician to be broadcast on AIR. Musicians affiliated with AIR would take pride in writing ‘All India Radio Artist’ on their nameplates outside their residences.”It was the next big thing for musicians after the end of royal patronage post the abolition of the princely states in 1947. The stature of being an AIR artist today is of scarce consequence, and the rare music archives of AIR are not accessible. Ex-CEO Jawahar Sircar is on record saying many old spool tapes with invaluable recordings were recorded over when tapes ran short!

The ICCR (Indian Council Cultural Relations) acts as a part-time employer for artists with its numerous delegations abroad and promotional Festivals of India, specially from 1980 onwards. Later still, IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) is doing its bit to promote the arts. Government-owned broadcaster Prasar Bharti has set up a dedicated channel DD Bharti to promote the arts 24/7. Ragam, a new online radio channel of classical music was inaugurated recently.

However, all this falls woefully short of what is required. Many offspring of celebrated artists have preferred to make their careers outside of being concert musicians — be it Kesar Bai, Ustad Amir Khan, Pt Jasraj, or more recently, Ustad Shujaat Khan, seventh generation descendent of the Imdadkhani gharana.

There are, of course, many exceptions — Mogubai Kurdikar’s daughter Kishori Amonkar was one of the senior most vocalists; both Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s sons Amaan and Ayaan play the sarod; Ustad Imrat Khan has three practising musician sons, ustads Nishat, Irshad and Wajahat Khan; Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s sons Ustad Ashish Khan and now Alam Khan — the list is long.

But the point is, once upon a time there were never any exceptions; an artist always had several members of his family dedicated to the line, in addition to outside disciples, and thus the music lived on. Today that is no longer the case. Financially, a career in classical music is dicey. Concerts are hard to come by. Patronage becomes a necessity if the tradition is to remain a viable option financially.

ForwardedBy:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

Ramachandra Rao ,ADP DDK Hyderabad expired of heart attack

Sri Ramachandra Rao ,ADP DDK Hyderabad expired on 29.05.2017 due to massive heart attack .He had served our organisation for three decades. He is survived by two sons who are still studying.Staff of DDK Hyderabad extends our condolences to the believed family.

Prasar Bharati parivar condoles the demise of Ramachandra Rao and prays to the almighty for the peace of the departed soul.

Source : Rayudu Madhu ,

Obituary - Jaganatha Raju, Retired Video Editor of DDK Chennai expires

Jaganatha Raju, Retired Video Editor of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai died today of prolonged illness. His friend, Sayeedurur Rehman remembers him as a Wonderful man who was with him for 3 years in Andamans. Jaganatha Raju, is survived by his son, who is placed at United States of America. 

Residence address of Jaganatha raju, who died of illness today - 
3D, 3rd block,, Indus Amber Apartment, 
West Jones Road, West Saidapet, 

Prasar Bharati parivar condoles the demise of Jaganatha Raju and prays to the almighty for the peace of the departed soul.

Alert : Cyclone " MORA" in next 24 hours

......... Severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours likely over Odisha, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh ............. 

Source, Credit and complete story  :

H'ble PM address the AfDB 2017 meetings Dtd. 23.05.17 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar , Gujarat, India.

Event Name: African Development Bank Group Meetings(AfDB,22-26,May2017)
Event Date: 22nd - 26th May, 2017
Event Address: Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

All India Radio, Ahmedabad covered above event and broacast live PM address from the venue as well as Radio report on national hook up on 24.05.17 at 10.30 PM.
A Consolidated Radio Report on 26.05.17 on State hook up .
Founder of Bill&Melinda Gates foundation and Well known Philanthropist BillGets address by video link.
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said.Africa-India trade rose five-fold in the last decade and is forecast to double – to US $100 billion – by 2018,” Africa and India have development journeys to share, Adesina said, and huge opportunities to explore together, not least in harnessing solar power to promote economic growth, and sharing the know-how of agricultural transformation.

2017 Meetings close on a high note-
The AfDB meetings concluded its 52nd ,2017 Annual Meetings on Thursday in Gandhinagar, India, on a high note of optimism generated by the Bank’s good balance sheet and the early successes of its goals.

Contributed By:Shailesh Pandya ,

Agriculture Seminar-AIR FM LRS Dharmapuri-Felicitated

A Seminar on Awareness on Agriculture was held on 28/05/2017 at A.Jettihalli, Nallampalli Village in Dharmapuri, conducted by Swamy Vivekananda Foundation. Smt.Suseela PA(Agri) to District Collector, Smt.Amudhavalli AD (Agri) Nallampalli and other Agriculture Officials (Retd) and farmers from various villages participated.It was also surprising that a few Engineering Graduates who were working in IT field are now doing agriculture with great interest. In the seminar AIR FM LRS Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu was lauded for its' Agriculture broadcast and this LRS FM broadcasts Farmers' News daily at 6.35 am and the Weekly Live Agriculture programme "Farm Land" (Vayal Veli) and weekly News Letter for involving Farmers, Experts and Officials for giving valuable inputs.

Shri.R.Murali PEX was honoured for the new intiatives and he has already presented a research paper on role of ICT in Farm Broadcast in a Conference held at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) TirunelVeli, Tamil Nadu in January 2017.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shri Bokinala Jayaprakasa Rao, Senior Grade Announcer,AIR, Vijayawada covetous Doctoral degree

Shri  Bokinala Jayaprakasa Rao, Senior Grade Announcer of All  India Radio, Vijayawada covetous Doctoral degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University of Andhra Pradesh.  The degree of “Doctor of Philosophy” has been awarded to Shri B.Jayaprakasa Rao on  “Sista Bhaskara Srirama Murthy – Akashvani Roopaka Nirvahana, Srujanatmakata” from Acharya Nagarjuna University.  (Shri S.B.Sreerama Murthy was  Former Legendary Announcer of AIR, Vijayawada and achieved 10 Akashvani Annual Awards.)

Dr. B.Jayaprakasha Rao Joined at AIR, Nizamabad  on 23.04.1992 as Juniour Grade Announcer with basic Degrees  of B.A, B.L.  He continued his education and got his Diploma in Journalism  and M.A(Telugu).   Afterwards he pursued his Doctoral Research.   Shri B.Jayaprakasa Rao  also got  8  Akashvani Annual Awards during   25  years of his Broadcasting Journey. 

Dr. Jayaprakash Rao’s wife Smt K.Indira Valentina  is also working as U.D.C  at this  office.  He has One Son  working  in Google, Hyderabad.It is really splendid Achievement and Akashvani, Vijayawada staff are proud of his  Grand  Success.

Heartiest Congratulations from Prasar Bharati Parivar!


400 Fruit Plants Planted at 200 KW HPT AIR Kargil

AIR should Switch to Modern Means to Reach Maximum Audience: Haji Anayat
In Jammu and Kashmir, All India Radio Kargil is doing a Tremendous Job in disseminating information, News and Entertainment upto the remotest areas of the district which helps in making people aware about the day to day development in other parts of the world as well as in Kargil.This was stated by Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali during a function of inaugurating the Fruit Plantation Drive of all India Radio Kargil by planting a Sapling of Apricot in the campus at 200 Kw HPT Kurbathang.

Appreciating the team of Mukesh Kumar, Haji Anayat Ali told that AIR should switch to other modern modes like Live Streaming the Programmes on Internet, developing Android Radio and FM Stations which will enhance the reach of the station upto maximum audience.He further told that he has taken the matter for constructing Programme Generating Facility to start DD Kargil with the Ministry of Information Broadcasting for which land is already available and hope for a positive response.He also told that earlier people in Kargil used to Listen Radio Skardu which was totally replaced by Radio Kargil and has become the voice of People in this frontier district.

A total of 400 fruit plants including 200 Hybrid Apple and 200 Apricot saplings has been planted at 200 Kw HPT and AIR Campus at Baroo.On this occasion Deputy Director General AIR Kargil Mukesh Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Kacho Turab Shah, Programme Head AIR Kargil Sonam Angchuk, ARTO Kargil Khadim Hussain and Staff of All India Radio Kargil were also present.While talking on this occasion DDG AIR Kargil Mukesh Kumar told that keeping in view the fragile topography and environment in Ladakh AIR is trying its best to go Green and for which the Plantation Drive was started.

He informed that Plantation in other substation of AIR Has also been done and to replace the use of DG Sets and to reduce Carbon Emission, AIR has ordered for Green Energy in the form of Solar SPVs and Solar Water Heaters.He further told that proposal for 1 Mega wat Solar SPV for 200 Kw HPT Kat Kurbathang is also in pipeline.

Contributed By:Anayat Ali,RNU AIR Kargil ,

छत्तीसगढ़ को 17 साल बाद मिला अपना दूरदर्शन चैनल

केंद्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री वेंकैया नायडू ने मंत्रालय में मीडिया को बताया कि जब तक व्यवस्था नहीं हो जाती, तब तक रायपुर दूरदर्शन का अलग चैनल भोपाल से ही चलेगा।रायपुर। राज्य गठन के 17 साल बाद छत्तीसगढ़ को अलग दूरदर्शन चैनल की सौगात मिलने जा रही है। रांची, देहरादून, विजयवाड़ा के साथ ही अब रायपुर में राज्य का क्षेत्रीय चैनल होगा। अब तक छत्तीसगढ़ का दूरदर्शन चैनल भोपाल से संचालित हो रहा था। रायपुर में प्रेस इन्फॉर्मेशन ब्यूरो (पीआईबी) का दफ्तर भी खुलेगा, यहीं अफसर बैठेंगे।

सैटेलाइट के जरिए 15 जून से एक घंटे का अलग कार्यक्रम और रोजाना शाम 8 बजे से 15 मिनट का छत्तीसगढ़ी न्यूज बुलेटिन प्रसारित होगा। नायडू के अनुसार आदिवासी इलाके जहां डिश एंटीना नहीं है, वहां मुफ्त डीटीएच सेट देंगे, ताकि लोग मोदी के मन की बात और रमन के गोठ सुन पाएं।जगदलपुर में 5 करोड़ की लागत से 100 केवी का हाईपावर ट्रांसमिशन केंद्र स्थापित करेंगे, जिसकी रेंज 200 किमी होगी। विधानसभा की कार्यवाही का सीधा प्रसारण होगा।

सराईपाली में एफएम स्टेशन 10 साल पहले मंजूर किया था, आज तक शुरू नहीं हो पाया। अब 15 दिन में वहां काम शुरू करेंगे। बस्तर, सरगुजा, राजनांदगांव में 10 केवी का एमएफ स्टेशन खोलने की भी सहमति दी गई है।नक्सलियों से निपटने केंद्र अब जंगल में ग्रे-हाउंड्स जैसी स्पेशल फोर्स उतारेगा - वेंकैया नायडू ने कहा है कि सीआरपीएफ या स्थानीय पुलिस के पास जंगल में लड़ने का अनुभव नहीं है। नक्सली किधर से आकर हमला कर भाग जाएंगे, पता नहीं। कुछ साल पहले आंध्रप्रदेश में ग्रे-हाउंड्स ने बेहतर काम किया।यहां भी ऐसा कुछ करने की जरूरत है। केंद्र योजना बना रहा है कि ट्रेनिंग देकर स्पेशल फोर्स जंगल में उतारी जाए। मानवाधिकारवादियों पर हमला बोलते हुए कहा कि प्रोफेसर हों या कोई और, मानवाधिकार की बात तभी होती है, जब नक्सली मरते हैं या पकड़े जाते हैं।

नगरीय निकाय पुरस्कृत

केंद्रीय शहरी विकास मंत्री वेंकैया नायडू ने शुक्रवार को राज्य के 41 से अधिक नगरीय निकायों के प्रतिनिधियों को सम्मानित किया। 41 निकायों को खुले में शौच से मुक्त घोषित किया गया। अंबिकापुर नगर निगम को कचरा प्रबंधन के लिए पुरस्कृत किया गया।वीआईपी रोड के एक होटल में निकायों में लागू फ्लैगशिप कार्यक्रमों के तहत प्रचार-प्रसार गतिविधि के लिए कोरबा के साथ बिलासपुर, अंबिकापुर व धमतरी को भी पुरस्कृत किया गया।

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Inspiration-Rajasthan gears up to empower grandmothers and preserve storytelling tradition.

Our parents and a lot of people of their age constantly worry about the next generation missing out on the rich tradition of storytelling, wherein grandparents (mostly grandmothers) tell children stories.

One could argue that with the advent of technology, most of the stories are being carried forward. But the fact that it lacks a personal touch cannot be denied. Keeping this in mind, Rajasthan’s Education Department has issued an order that will enable grandmothers to tell stories to students from class I to V once a week.

Deputy Director of Secondary Education, Arun Kumar Sharma told The Hindustan Times,
“The idea behind the initiative is to increase community involvement by roping in family elders, and through their involvement, ensure the strengthening of our family values and flow of human wisdom to children.”

Grandmothers who are willing to narrate stories can come to school every Saturday. If they are not available, old teachers in the schools are expected to pitch in. Initially the plan was to have teachers tell stories. But this way, grandmothers who feel neglected in their old age can feel empowered. They would also have a certain amount of agency.Though it is a welcome initiative, the schools have to be careful about the kind of stories that are being told. It is essential to ensure that they are not biased.

 Educationist and social activist Charanjeet Dhillon, speaking to Deccan Herald said,
“Such initiatives are much needed at the present time when technology has infiltrated our lives. Children will get moral education and affection while listening to tales from grandparents. It’s the easiest way to touch, teach, and reach a student. But the department should ensure that stories selected for the session will have no religious or political affiliation.”

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Building constructed by CCW, AIR, inaugurated by Hon. CM of Rajasthan

Building constructed by CCW of AIR in Jhalrapatan Rajasthan was inaugurated by Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Hon. Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 25-05-2017.

Source  ::  F. Sheharyar

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Shri Banshidhar Naik, Peon, DDK, Bhubaneswar Retires on 31.05.2017.

Shri Banshidhar Naik, Peon, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.05.2017. Born on 03.05.1957 he has joined as a Peon at DDK, Cuttack on 24.01.1978, Shri Banshidhar Naik was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar when the Kendra was shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar in November’1992 and since then he is working at DDK, Bhubaneswar. During his service career in Doordarshan for a little over 39 years, Shri Naik has discharged his duties sincerely in different sections of the Kendra assigned to him from time to time. He is a soft spoken, hard working and disciplined employee of the organisation. 

You can wish him on Mobile No. : 9658841366

All the Staff of DDK, Bhubaneswar wish Shri Banshidhar Naik a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Shri. D. Venugopal, Security Guard , AIR Karaikal Retires on 31.05.2-17

Shri. D. Venugopal, Security Guard of AIR Karaikal is superannuating on 31/05/20173. He earlier served in Army as Tank lift motor driver. He served army for 17 years. He joined AIR Karaikal on 14/08/1995. After successful completion of service, he retires on 14/08/1995. He is having 2 daughters. We wish him a peaceful and retired life.

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

Forwarded by :-AIR Karaikal ,

Shri Purusottam Swain, Messenger DDK, Bhubaneswar Retires on 31.05.2017.

Shri Purusottam Swain, Messenger DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.05.2017. Born on 12.05.1957 he joined as a Messenger at DDK, Cuttack on 25.03.1982, Shri Purusottam Swain was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar when the Kendra was shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar in November’1992 and since then he is working at DDK, Bhubaneswar. During his service career in Doordarshan for a little over 35 years, Shri Swain has discharged his duties sincerely in the library section of the Kendra. He is a hard working and disciplined employee of the organisation. 

 You can wish him on Mobile No. : 9861416785

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

We are constantly communicating with, listening to people: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

DNA's Amrita Nayak Dutta, Rathore talks about the government's outreach programmes, the initiative to take radio to far-flung areas of the country, revamping of Prasar Bharati, and the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) censorship powers.

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an extremely busy man these days. The Narendra Modi-led government is gearing up for its third anniversary celebrations and as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rathore has a key role to play. He is involved in planning and implementing a series of campaigns and outreach programmes, aimed at highlighting the BJP government's achievements. In an exclusive interview with DNA's Amrita Nayak Dutta, Rathore talks about the government's outreach programmes, the initiative to take radio to far-flung areas of the country, revamping of Prasar Bharati, and the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) censorship powers. Edited excerpts:

What is the government's message to people on its third anniversary? What is the I&B Ministry doing to ensure its reach to the public?
This is a pro-poor, pro-development government. This is also the government, which has, for the first time, created a two-way feedback mechanism to help it develop and deliver the best policies. Our priorities are gaon (village), gareeb (poor), kisan (farmers), mahila (women), and yuva (youth) as they are fundamental to the growth of this nation. Our attempt is to empower them by being responsive to their needs, so that they contribute in the government's policy decisions. At the I&B Ministry, we facilitate the communication of government decisions and schemes, which people can use to their benefit. Each ministry communicates to the people and we adopt a 360 degree approach, while adding on to that communication. We have also adopted new media, including digital cinema, for communication, besides the conventional newspaper and TV. Also, we have revived the age-old method of interpersonal communication, including nukkad natak and other folk forms, to reach out to the country's rural population.

If you were to list the top three achievements of your ministry in the last three years, what would they be?
An increased penetration of FM radio and a major push to the community radio would be one. We have weeded out ghost or irregular newspapers, and created a new marking system and circulation verification procedure for newspapers. We are always coming up with out-of-the-box methods to communicate the government's messages with a 360 degree approach. We are constantly communicating with or listening to people.

Half of the I&B Ministry's meagre budget goes to Prasar Bharati. What is the Ministry doing to bring Doordarshan and All India Radio at par with the private players?
No, we don't have a meagre budget. Whatever is required for communication, we get that. As far as Prasar Bharati is concerned, it is continuously innovating and improving its programmes, while maintaining the role of a public broadcaster. There is a low priority on commercialising it. The world of commercial TV is extremely competitive and the audience has a wide variety to choose from. Despite that, our viewership is quite good. I can say we have one of the most reputed news channels (DD News) and it is also available on IT platforms. Our radio is unmatched in its quality and reach.

With the Ministry funding Prasar Bharati completely, what do you have to say about the public broadcaster's autonomy?
Except for the funding, Prasar Bharati is entirely independent. The funding, as per the Parliament's decision, will continue till 2019.

What is the government's stand on allowing news broadcast on private FM channels?
The matter is sub-judice. I wouldn't want to comment on that.

You have been quite vocal about chopping off CBFC's censorship powers. There has not been much movement on that front, however, despite the Shyam Benegal committee recommending the same.
We are of the view that the certification process must keep pace with the changing times. Once a certification has been decided, the viewers are mature enough to choose the films that they see. For this purpose, there is a robust system in place with multiple screening committees of CBFC and finally an appellate body (FCAT) for redressal. Currently, all film certification issues are resolved at the level of FCAT. To make things transparent and efficient, we have introduced an online certification process for CBFC. We are actively working on the recommendations received from the Mudgal and Benegal committees.

Talking about censorship, both committees have recommended restrictions on free speech as specified in the Constitution; section 19 (2) must apply to the films as well. Both bodies work as per the rules framed for them. We are in the process of amending those rules. At some point, we might amend the Cinematograph Act as well. Amending the rules is important.

In the wake up of fresh violence in conflict-hit areas, such as Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast, how is the government reaching out to the locals there?
We are enhancing the quality of our programmes in Kashmir. We are also increasing the number of DD channels in Northeast. We are also increasing the number of radio transmitters in Kashmir and border areas, and also in Left Wing Extremism-hit areas. Special privileges have been extended to private FM stations in the Northeast, such as reduced license fees and stations beyond the cap. We have given a big boost to community radios in the Northeast by increasing the subsidy to 90 per cent.

The second batch of auctions of private FM Radio Phase III received a lukewarm response. What are the plans for the future?
When you auction public properties, you have to be very transparent in valuation. Being carried out in public domain, market forces affect all auctions. We will reassess and re-evaluate them based on the market responses. Our endeavour is not commercial gain, but maximising the reach of radio and delivery of a good service.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

Friday, May 26, 2017

आकाशवाणी ग्वालियर के वरिष्ठ साथी श्री रती राम जी वर्मा का देहावसान

आकाशवाणी ग्वालियर के हमारे वरिष्ठ साथी श्री रती राम जी वर्मा का आज (25.05.2017) देहावसान हो गया, वे लगभग 70 वर्ष के थे। वरिष्ठ अनुभवी कृषि प्रसारण अधिकारी के साथ साथ वे श्रेष्ठ कवि थे मृदुभाषी होने के साथ साथ वे हमारे कार्यक्रम प्रमुख भी रहे थे. 
गत दिनों मैंने उनका एक दोहा पोस्ट किया था जो मेरे जीवन की प्रेरणा बना 
. शुभ कर्मौं के प्रति नहीं करना सोच विचार 
. अशुभ कर्म करना पड़े तो सोचो सौ बार
. . . . . . . . . . . विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि।

Inspiration - A wedding which will make you believe in love

Lalita Bansi, an acid attack survivor, wed the love of her life in a ceremony that could easily pass off as a dream Bollywood wedding. There was a beautifully decorated mandap, a lavish food spread, celebrities in attendance, and the overwhelming media going click, click at the drop of a hat.

The wedding was held at the D'Silva Technical College in Dadar, central Mumbai, thanks to the efforts of Udyami Maharashtra along with the Acid Survivors Saahas Foundation, who made Lalita's dream a reality. A resident of Kalwa, a township north of Mumbai, Lalita was attacked with acid by her cousins in her hometown, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, in 2012, after a petty fight. The acid attack scarred Lalita for life, but the braveheart refused to let her spirit die. She underwent 17 surgeries at Mumbai's Bombay Hospital and has 12 more surgeries ahead of her. She recently received a marriage proposal from Rahul Kumar, 27, who hails from Ranchi.

"Sirf ek wrong number ne meri zindagi badal di," says Kumar who works as a data entry operator in Malad, north-west Mumbai. "Three months ago, I got a missed call from an unknown number. When I called back, I was scolded and I disconnected the call." "I called again after 15 days to explain what had happened." That's when the love story began. "Within 15 days of talking to Lalita, she told me her face was burnt. I told her, 'Jinka chehra jala hota hai unki life nahi hoti kya? Tum bus tayaar ho, main tumse shaadi karunga (Does someone whose face is burnt not have a life? You get ready, I am going to marry you)' and she agreed." "My parents had a love marriage so they didn't have any problem with my choice," he adds. What does Rahul like the most about Lalita? "Her frank nature. Nowadays, people don't even want to share their name, but she agreed to share her life story with me." After two months of telephonic conversations, Rahul went to Lalita's house to meet her and as they say, rest is history.

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आकाशवाणी इंदौर का 62वां स्थापना दिवस सनावद, बड़वाह, खंडवा, खरगोन, भीकनगांव व राऊ के सभी श्रोताओं ने केक काटकर मनाया

सनावद | आकाशवाणी इंदौर का 62वां स्थापना दिवस सनावद, बड़वाह, खंडवा, खरगोन, भीकनगांव व राऊ के सभी श्रोताओं ने केक काटकर मनाया। हुकुमचंद कटारिया ने कहा आकाशवाणी मनोरंजन का साधन नहीं है।ये शिक्षा, कृषि, विज्ञान, घर-गृहस्थी सभी का भंडार है। पिंटू सेन ने कहा आकाशवाणी ज्ञान की गंगा है। प्रवीण श्रीमाली ने कहा यह हर वर्ग की जरूरत है। पुष्पेंद्र रावल ने कहा अाकाशवाणी व उसके श्रोता एक-दूसरे के बिना नहीं रह सकते हैं। संतोष सातले, मनीष निमाड़े, राजेशकुमार धनंजय, विजय मोहर्बिया, योगेश गुजराती, अब्दुल गफ्फार डाबर, सुभाष खंडाले, चुन्नीलाल लालवानी सहित अन्य श्रोता मौजूद थे।

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आकाशवाणी सम्बलपुर स्थापना दिवस मना रहा है ।


  कार्यक्रम प्रमुख : लक्ष्मण कुमार पंडा, कार्यक्रम निष्पादक
  अभियांत्रिकी प्रमुख : एम.आर.के.राव, सहायक अभियंता व केंद्राध्यक्ष
  समाचार प्रमुख : सीता नाथ मिश्र, उपनिदेशक(समाचार)
    केंद्र द्वारा प्रस्तुत सर्वोत्तम कार्यक्रम और समाज पर उनके प्रभाव : संगीतमय कार्यक्रम “ताप दानव”, “पखाल खुरिथी महरा”, “झी रतन” एवं “राम बाइर कथा” । ताप दानव कार्यक्रम विश्व तापन एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन पर आधारित, “पखाल खुरिथी महरा” कृषि में अत्यधिक रसायन के व्यवहार का कुपरिणाम के बारे में, “झी रतन” बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ एवं “राम बाइर कथा” महिला सशक्तिकरण के ऊपर आधारित है ।

     तकनीकी टीम के सदस्यों के नाम के साथ स्टेशन पर किए गए एक या दो विशेष तकनीकी कार्यों का विवरण : 5 KW एफ एम एवं क्षेत्रीय समाचार इकाई का सफल स्थापना किया गया । संस्थापन अधिकारी श्री एम आर के राव, सहयोगी सर्वश्री प्रमोद कुमार पट्टनायक, टी राजेश एवं सत्यरंजन पंडाडा ।

   प्रशासनिक या समाचार अनुभाग द्वारा किया गया अन्य विशेष कार्य : क्षेत्रीय समाचार इकाई द्वारा समबलपुरी क्षेत्रीय समाचार का प्रसारण 23 जनवरी, 2016 से शुभारंभ किया गया जिसे आकाशवाणी राऊरकेला, बोलंगीर एवं भवानिपटना से एककालीन प्रसारण किया जाता है ।
    स्टेशन या कर्मचारियों द्वारा किए गए किसी भी कल्याण गतिविधियों का विवरण : आकाशवाणी आवासीय कॉलोनी के कल्याण समिति द्वारा हर वर्ष नव वर्ष का पर्व एवं इस अंचल के अन्य पर्व दीपावली एवं होली का बंधु मिलन का पर्व संस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम से साथ आयोजित किया जाता है ।

  केंद्र के आकाशवाणी चित्तविनोदन क्लब की सहयोगिता से आकाशवाणी सम्बलपुर का प्रतिष्ठा दिवस हर वर्ष हर्सोल्लास के साथ मनाया जाता है । इस शुभ अवसर पर निमंत्रित अतिथियों के सामने एक रंगारंग कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया जाता है जिसमें केंद्र के सीकृतिप्राप्त कलाकार द्वारा संगीत एवं नृत्य परिवेषण किया जाता है ।

Contributed By:एम आर के राव ,सहायक अभियंता व केंद्राध्यक्ष ,आकाशवाणी   सम्बलपुर,

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