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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dilip Kumar Biswas, Cameraman, DDK Kolkata retires



Dilip Kumar Biswas, Cameraman, retired today after 31 years of dedicated service to the department. A very dedicated cameraman, even on the date of his retirement he was seen busy in his job.....

Contributed by Utpal Moitra, Cameraman Gr 1, DDK Kolkata

Superannuation of Jyothi Krishnakumari, LDC, AIR, Mangalore



Retiring from office but definitely she will continue to serve people, she has been a wonderful colleague and a guide too, we wish a very happy retired life to Smt Jyothi Krishnakumari, LDC, AIR Mangalore..

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes her a peaceful, healthy and contented life throughout.

Source : ‎Chandrashekhar Shetty

Farewell to Ms Rashm Pradhan, DDG(P) NABM, Delhi



Ms. Rashmi Pradhan, Dy Director General who has been looking after programme and administration training at NABM Delhi is attaining superannuation on the 30th November 2017 after a long tenure of meritorious service in the department. One among the few who is equally at ease with the radio and television media having worked in both, she leaves behind a rich legacy of content management, quantified and qualified to sustain in a contemporary industry. 

Ms Pradhan joined the service at Doordarshan Cuttack in 1982. In the years that ensued, she looked after the programme streams of health, education, science and children apart from developmental communication. By 2006 when she moved to the then Staff Training Institute (Programme) at Bhubaneswar, she was Director at AIR Cuttack. The best trainer award which sought her thrice was indication of her maturing in the training division. In 2012 she was transferred to DG: AIR and since then has admirably handled many portfolios at the Directorate. Along with NABM and its regional units she handled the PP&D wing of DG: AIR, DD Archives, DD Bharati, DD Sports and DD Music & Dance section with finesse. It is to her credit that she could meticulously coordinate the ABU Dance Festival this year and oversee the Sports Conclave of DD Sports, a new concept. 

Ms Rashmi Pradhan has been with the apex training body since 2012 and had effectively been involved in the smooth transition of the erstwhile Staff Training Institute and regional institutes to the professional National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia and regional academies. The successful conduct of the induction training for the first ever recruits of Prasar Bharati with a state of the art approach was widely appreciated for its design excellence, objectivity and timely conclusion. The recruitment against the identified vacancies for the PwD category for eleven programme posts at the national level proved her administrative acumen, the effort contributing much to the professional standing of NABM. 

On this occasion, the entire fraternity of the National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia with its regional units extend their warm wishes for a peaceful, contented and healthy retired life and expect she would continue to contribute to the media industry from her vast experience.

Source : II George, ADG(T)

Prokash Chakraborty AE AIR Kolkata retires on 30.11.2017


Prokash Chakraborty AE AIR Kolkata retires on 30.11.2017. Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a healthy and contended retired life. Here is a retirement message from him ....

My Dear Brothers and sisters,

On the eve of my superannuation I want to convey my regards for your support throughout the 33 years of service carrer. It's true that from day after tomorrow I'll not share your daily official load or exchange views. But I'll remains active in social works and extend support till my last breadth. Stay well and healthy.

Prokash Chakraborty, AE , AIR Kolkata

H.S.Rawat, UDC, R&D, New Delhi retires on 30.11.17


Mr Heera Singh Rawat, UDC is retiring today from the Research Department, AIR & Doordarshan- Delhi . He is a very talented and dedicated official of this office. Working as a Store keeper ( Technical store) he made very good progress in inventory management and sorting out very obsolete equipments. He started his career from Research department in the year 1981 and got promoted to LDC after 10 years of service in the year 1991. He has completed nearly 36 years of service as on today. In entire career he was transferred to Monitoring station, Aya nagar-Delhi. Again he came back to Research department .

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a healthy, happy, peaceful and contented life throughout.

Source : M Javed Shams, Assistant Engineer, R&D

. . AIR is the Best ...



Akashvani Pune FM 101 Mhz, spectrum clearly shows, the signal strength is better than the private FM transmitters. Kudos to the engineers manning the AIR FM transmitter at Sinhgarh, Pune.

Not only the technical quality but the programme content is equally good, which is evident from the record revenue generated last year, which was over Six (6)crores. 

This all is possible only due to cohesive team work of all officials of Programme, Engineering, News, Admin & Accounts from MTF to DDG, who are not merely an office but a true family.

दूरदर्शन केंद्र देहरादून के कार्यालय प्रमुख श्री पीसी शर्मा एवं श्री के एस भाकुनी फ्लोर असिस्टेंट की रिटायरमेंट पार्टी




Source Sandeep Sangal

70th Anniversary of Radio Kashmir Jammu on 1st December 2017





Coinciding with its 71st Foundation Day Radio Kashmir Jammu is organising a grand musical evening on 1st December, 2017 in Zorawar Singh Auditorium at 4.00PM. Renowned Folk Singer Padma Shri Malini Awasthi and son of the soil Santoor artist Rahul Sharma will be star attractions of the concert who will present renditions of their respective genres.

Radio Kashmir Jammu, the pioneer and premier Broadcasting Institution is celebrating 70years of its existence and the concert is a glowing tribute to everything it has contributed towards healthy dissemination of infotainment, promotion of artistic and literary heritage and preservation of Dogra art and heritage besides immensely contributing towards nation building.

The musical concert will be graced by Hon’ble Governor J&K Sh. N.N.Vohra and first lady of the state Smt. Usha Vohra, who will be the Chief Guests on the occasion.

Station Director Radio Kashmir Jammu, Ms. Anjali Sharma has appealed to people of Jammu to wholeheartedly participate in the celebration of 71st Foundation Day of symbolic icon called Radio Kashmir Jammu.

All are Invited.

Contributed by :Anjali SharmaHead of Programme Radio Kashmir Jammu.

Superannuation of Smt K R Indira stenographer of AIR Thrissur


Smt K R Indira, Stenographer Gr 1, joined as SK/AC in the O/o the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles at Srinagar in May,1978.After 4 years, she got selected through SSC for the post of Stenographer and joined at Doordarsan Kendra, Srinagar on 29.01.1983.During her long journey of service, almost 35 years tenure at this organization she has served at DDK,Srinagar DDK ,Bangalore, AIR Calicut and AIR Thrissur.While in service she actively participated in Recreation Club, AIR Employees' Co-operative Society and Office Canteen Commitee activities.

Message from Smt K R Indira:-

Ever since I joined in this Department,I have tried my best to "do my duty" with sincerity and devotion.I have been able to work under very efficient officers and they were very helpful in discharging my duties effectively.I will always grateful to my superiors and colleagues for their guidance and co-operation.Really I am proud of being a member of Prasar Bharati Parivar. I have especially felt a feeling of one among the family. I hope my colleagues will also feel the same.Thanking you for sharing and bearing with me.

Contributed By:Vamanan Namboothiri, & PRADEEP C KUMAR, DDE, AIR, THRISSUR

Hindi Kaaryashaala Organised at AIR Dharmshala










Hindi kaaryashaala organised at AIR Dharamshala on 28.11.2017 on the topic "Official noting and Drafting"


Forwarded by :-Jhavendra Kumar Dhruw ,havendra.dhruw@gmail.com

AIR Thrissur bagged prize in Hindi Competitions



 Smt C R Jaya(Programme Executive) and Sri Avaneesh S(Transmission Executive),All India Radio, Thrissur  bagged second prize in the Quiz competition held in the Joint Hindi Competitions organized by Town Official Language Implementation committee,Thrissur on 28.11.2017.


Forwarded by :-Vamanan Namboothiri ,cheppadvamanan@gmail.com

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REQUIEM FOR ARUN SHARMA - A write-up on Legendary Broadcaster by Basudha Banerji

 

I could not bring Arun Sharma to Akashvani Bhawan that winter. 

“Deuta is in town,” his daughter Nandinee had called. “It would be nice if I could bring him over to Akashvani Bhawan one of these days.” Nandinee, my class mate from Guwahati, was talking about her father’s visit to Delhi in 2015. Nandinee had also asked if I could organize a meeting between him and the Director General of All India Radio. I was then posted at AIR’s Directorate General in Akashvani Bhawan. 

Arun Sharma was a broadcaster par excellence from the North-east – a highly dedicated, highly decorated officer with a substantial body of work – who continued to contribute to AIR long after his 30-year-old career with the organization ended. Without doubt, someone who was deserving of a little time with the Director General, however busy. 

Sometimes life asks so much, time goes so fast that one loses touch with the really important things, I was telling Nandinee the other day. “I too did not pursue it,” she replied very gently.
I had called on him though at his Guwahati home in February 2016. As I would – once every year – during my Guwahati trips to look up my parents....I did not know it would be my last visit though…
Others will tell you he was a towering figure in the Assamese theatre and literary scene. Padma Shri Arun Sharma, who has the rare distinction of winning both the Sahitya Akademy and Sangeet Natak Akademy Awards.

I knew him as a veteran broadcaster. An acclaimed playwright and producer who retired as Director of The North Eastern Service (NES) at All India Radio, Shillong. The NES owes its blueprint to him. He had shared many an anecdote from those days when he lovingly gave shape to it and persuasively fought for its distinctive character with a senior at AIR’s Directorate in Delhi.
I remember those Sunday afternoons when we would huddle around our radio sets to listen to his oh-so-many powerful plays… (47, Google tells me!)

No, I did not have the privilege of working under him. I met him when he became the editor of an Assamese daily in Guwahati immediately after his retirement from AIR in 1990. I worked in the same building in a sister publication in English.

Later, when I moved to AIR Delhi and he would visit the AIR Directorate as a jury member for the Akashvani Annual Awards, he made it a point to drop by and look me up. Soft spoken, down to earth, he was always approachable, unfailingly helpful. In 2005, he produced a wonderful radio documentary at our request to mark Kaziranga’s centenary.

In 2007, broadcasting in India turned 80. I met Arunda and asked him what story from the North-east ought I to include in my special documentary. He handed me his radio feature “THE TRUMPET” which he wrote and produced for a special jubilee of AIR Guwahati and said, “tomaar ji laage loi loba…” “You may take anything from here.” How many can give of themselves so selflessly…
It did not feel that I had not worked with him. He was always a call away…for a sound byte, for advice and encouragement. Last September I called him. I was producing a feature on Kanaklata Barua. Once again, he said I could take out anything from his long-ago feature on Kanaklata preserved in the Archives.

He was always interested in the programmes I was making. He was unwell when my book was released in Guwahati, but knew very well how much it would mean to me that he had released it, and said that it was written like a radio documentary. And that he hoped it was only the beginning (of my writing). 

Facebook would throw up many such stories when he passed away, from countless people he had helped and encouraged.

Fame sat lightly on his shoulders. On that last visit to his home, I had commented on the award-laden shelves. Suddenly, he said “You will appreciate these,” and pointed out his three international broadcasting awards - Japan Prize International (1980) for the radio documentary All Buds to Bloom, ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) Award (1982) for the radio documentary Caution: Danger Ahead. And Prix Futura Berlin Commendation certificate (1983) for the radio documentary All Lips to Smile.

In a long and animated conversation, he had shared anecdotes of the making of these radio documentaries and his six-month training stint at BBC, London pointing out a picture of him at BBC. There were other radio programmes he harked back to. I wish I had carried my faithful companion recorder with me that day…

I wish… 
I had the opportunity early this month to accompany Fayyaz Sheheryar, DG AIR on his maiden visit to the North-east. As we approached the AIR Guwahati campus, I mentioned to him that it saddened me that this very year in March we had lost Arun Sharma without any warning. I apprised him briefly of Arun Sharma’s legacy as a broadcaster in these parts. Sheheryar ji heard me out and asked some questions as the vehicle swung up the little hillock that houses the AIR Guwahati office. 

At the conference hall inside, he asked the assembled Prasar Bharati officials to observe two minutes silence before the meeting commenced. “I have just heard about Arun Sharma on my way up here,” he began. I saw a lot of heads nodding. Appreciatively.

As I bowed mine in those two minutes, I spoke to Arun da’s soul. “I could not arrange that meeting in Delhi…but perhaps it is in the fitness of things that the DG is connecting with you here, in this space where you have spent the better part of your working life.” The Amaltas trees on the hillside swayed in agreement.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ram Narayan Meena Haldhar, Announcer, AIR Kota awarded


आचार्य रामप्रसाद महरिष ग़ज़ल सम्मान

नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिती, रत्नागिरी को द्वितीय पुरस्कार



नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिती, रत्नागिरी द्वारा प्राप्त द्वितीय पुरस्कार का स्वीकार करते हुअे कार्यालय प्रमुख संजय खाडे, प्रभारी राजभाषा अधिकारी सुहास विद्वांस, लिपीक संजय चव्हाण .

प्रसार भारती परिवार की ओर से आप सभी को हार्दिक बधाई एवं बहुत शुभकामनाएं

आकाशवाणी पौड़ी गढ़वाल केन्द्र की 21 वीं वर्षगांठ



आकाशवाणी पौड़ी गढ़वाल केंद्र दिनांक 25.11.2017 को अपनी स्थापना के 21 वीं वर्षगांठ है मनाया | विदित हो कि आकाशवाणी पौड़ी केंद्र की स्थापना 25 नवंबर 1996 को हुई थी |

1 किलोवाट के इस मीडियम वेव आकाशवाणी केंद्र के प्रसारण को रेडियो श्रोता 186 मीटर अर्थात 1602 किलो हर्ट्ज पर सुन सकते हैं |

आकाशवाणी पौड़ी गढ़वाल केंद्र के कार्यक्रम प्रमुख है श्री विभूति भूषण भट्ट जी तथा इंजीनियरिंग हैड के पद पर श्री गणेश बिष्ट जी कार्यरत है |

कार्यक्रम अधिशासी के पद पर श्री लखन स्वरूप जी कार्यरत है | सीनियर अकाउंटेंट के पद पर श्री आर एल चौहान जी कार्यरत है | ट्रांसमिशन एग्जिक्यूटिव के पद पर श्री अशोक कुमार चंदोलिया जी व अशोक कुमार जी कार्यरत है |

केंद्र की 21 वीं वर्षगांठ के अवसर पर प्रसार भारती परिवार की ओर से आकाशवाणी पौड़ी गढ़वाल परिवार को हार्दिक बधाई एवं बहुत शुभकामनाएं...! 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Obituary - untimely demise of Mintu Mazumder (47), PEX, DDK Guwahati



The staff of DDK Guwahati and PPC (NE) Guwahati is saddened by the untimely demise of Shri Mintu Mazumder, PEX of DDK Guwahati, who passed away on 24th November 2017. He was born on 24th December, 1970 and entered service as Production Asstt. at DDK Tura on 3rd August 1993 . 

He was a dedicated programme officer at Doordarshan. He is survived by his mother, wife and two daughters.

All staff in Doordarshan campus Guwahati paid a floral tribute as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

Source : N Nandakumar Singh, DDE PPC(NE) Guwahati


At Akashvani Pune, What made a Hero of Kargil and 71 War emotional - People, whom we call Beggars donate for War Widows



AIR Marshal (Retd) Shri Bhushan Gokhale recently visited Akashvani Pune for recording for the serial “Salam Vardi”. He had lots of success stories and memories of Kargil war and 1971 war to share. A point which made him and all of us emotional was ::

AIR Marshal (Retd) Shri Bhushan Gokhale was invited by Railway Authorities to deliver a lecture on the dedication of our soldiers who work relentlessly at the borders to make us safe and peaceful. Railway authorities did donate Rs.50,000 each to AIR Marshal (Retd) Shri Bhushan Gokhale and his wife who work for the war widows. The climax point of the story came when the Beggars of Railway station came forward and presented an envelope of Rs.3500/- as their humble contribution for the widows of the soldier who have made supreme sacrifice by giving away their lives to save our country. This contribution of Rs.3500/- was not less than the gift of Sudama to Lord Krishna and made the strong build man AIR Marshal (Retd) Shri Bhushan Gokhale highly emotional.

What an invaluable gift from the Beggars of Railway station. Akashvani salutes them from the deepest core of the heart.

Contributed by : Arun Solanki, ADP AIR Pune

आकाशवाणी क्योंझार का 29 नवम्बर को 29वां वर्षगांठ


आकाशवाणी क्योंझार केन्द्र 29 नवम्बर को अपनी स्थापना की 29वां वर्षगांठ मना रहा है। आकाशवाणी क्योंझार केन्द्र की स्थापना 29 नवम्बर 1988 को हुई थी।श्रोता इस मीडियम केन्द्र के प्रसारण को 189.3 मीटर अर्थात 1584 किलो हर्ट्ज पर सुन सकते हैं ।

केन्द्र के 29वें स्थापना दिवस के अवसर पर हमारी ओर से आकाशवाणी क्योंझार परिवार को हार्दिक बधाई व शुभकामनाएं...!

SUPERANNUATION OF SHRI. MALLAPALLY MOHAN ACCOUNTANT CBS, AIR, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Shri. Mallapally Mohan, Accountant will be retiring on 30.11.2017 after putting in 34 Years and 08 months of public service from CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram. He started as C.G.-II from All India Radio, Suratgarh on 30.03.1983. He was transferred to AIR, Kozhikode in the year 1985 and later on to AIR, Thiruvananthapuram in 1987. He got promotion as C.G.-I and was posted to AIR, Kannur in the year 1991 and subsequently was transferred to CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram in the same year itself. Later on he joined as Accountant on his promotion in March, 2015 at CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram itself. 
His simplicity and silent way of working was his hallmark. His sincere approach and dedication was an asset to the originations he worked. His cordial and friendly attitude will always be remembered. He is a “B’ Grade Drama Artist of AIR and has participated in 52 Radio Plays. 
After superannuation, he will be settling down at Ponkunnam in Kottayam District. His family consists of his wife and two sons. 
The entire fraternity of Akashvani, Thiruvananthapuram extends their warm wishes to Shri. Mallapally Mohan for a happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

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

Contributed by :- Shri. Pillai Vinod
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K. Murugan, Dy. Director(E), AIR stands runner up at Half Marathon



Finished Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 in 1:26:18, and secured 2nd place in my age (45-49) category. Thanks to Coach and all my ERA ream members. Nice weather during the race time and settled into a good pace. ....

Congratulations....

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