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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Retirement function of Shri Kuldeep Bhan SEA at National Channel, AIR, N. Delhi

Source Ram Sharma

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All India Radio, Jeypore (Odisha) celebrates its 55th Foundation Day.

All India Radio, Jeypore (Odisha) started its journey on 28th June 1964 with a 10KW MW Transmitter ( NEC MB-124C) situated at Rondapalli, 8 km away from main Jeypore City. Initially it was only relaying AIR, Cuttack program. Local program started originating from this station from 15th July 1968 from the emergency studio at Transmitter. Transmitting power was upgraded to 20 KW with one additional 10KW transmitter in 1974. Permanent Studios were commissioned on 11th September 1979 in its Administrative Building complex which is situated in a beautiful landscape on one side of the town and on the bank of the Jagannath Sagar, a wide picturesque lake. Power of transmitter was further upgraded to 100 KW by installing a new BEL HMB-140 MW transmitter on 16th September 1993. In addition to this, one 50 KW Shortwave transmitter (Continental CEC 417E) was installed and brought into operation since 15th August 1998. One 1 KW FM transmitter (103.6 MHz) was also commissioned on 28th October 2014. In a latest development, the old BEL HMB-140 Transmitter was replaced by a new Digital Nautel NX-100 transmitter from 18th February 2018.

Broadcasting zone of All India Radio, Jeypore covers mainly five districts of Southern Odisha namely Koraput, Nabarangpur,Malkangiri, Rayagada and Gajapati. The program zone covered by the station are Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kalahandi & Naupada. The Zone is adjacent to Chhatisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Most of the region is covered by mountains and forest ranges. The region is mainly inhabited by various tribes of which Soura, Kandha, Paraja, Gonda, Koya, Bonda, Bhatra, Amanatya and Bhumia from the main bulk. Programmes are produced mainly in Odia. Hindi, English, Desia, Kandh & Saura are also produced on a regular basis.

Kendra was awarded for Technical excellence thrice. Apart from 30 Akashvani Annual Awards, Station has achieved 10 International Awards. 55th Foundation Day was celebrated with various activities including Plantation of Saplings by staffs. A very entertaining musical program was arranged in the evening inside office premises.

Contributed by :- Air Jeypore

Bhupathi Vijaya Kumar,Assistant Engineer, Doordarshan Kendra-HPT retires on 30.06.2018

Bhupathi Vijaya Kumar: Assistant Engineer. Doordarshan Kendra-HPT,Hyderabad,Telangana. Son of Late Bhupahi Venkata Narsayya, renowned former MLC, Sri.B. Vijaya Kumar joined the department as Engineering Assistant on 26/6/1986 from the department of P&T.Completed 32 years service as on date and worked as EA/SEA and AE at various establishments of DD and AIR.Worked at DDK/Ahmedabad as SEA.Got AE promotion through Departmental Exam and Joined at LPT/Badrachalam. Later he worked at LPT/Karimnagar and installed 500W (1+1) LPT. Now he is retiring from HPT/DDK Hyderabad and witnessed changeover of TV Transmission from Analog to Digital (DTT) era.Roped in many Engineering Colleges in and around Hyderabad for student internships and contributed as internship faculty and earned revenue for the department.Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life.

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Sri K Velayudhan(MTS) ,AIR Thrissur Retires on 30.06.2018.

Sri K Velayudhan(MTS) is retiring on 30th June 2018 after 30 years of service. He joined AIR Calicut in the year 1988 and transferred to AIR Thrissur in the year 1998.He says "Best Wishes" to all members of Prasar Bharati. Recreation Club of AIR Thrissur is arranged a farewell to K Velayudhan today.Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life.

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Photography Competition at National Level. Last Date :10 July 2018.

Department of Post is organizing a Photography Competition at national level. The theme of the competition is “Holiday Destinations in India”.

Prizes : First prize : 50,000, Second prize : 25,000, 
Third prize : 10,000, Five consolation prizes of Rs. 5000 each.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Visit of Standing Commitee of IT at Pune

Prasar Bharati Team with Hon'ble Chairman & Members of Standing Commitee at Pune

Work Force Behind Event with Shri Anjani Kumar,DDG,PB

Workshop on Meida-Ethics at RABM Hyderabad

The photograph pertaining to three day Workshop on Media-Ethics from 27th - 29th June 2018, inaugurated by Dr.Raj Kumar Upadhyay, ADG ,Doordarshan South zone as well as SR. I&II, All India Radio, on 27th.

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30 जून 2018 को श्री के के वार्ष्णेय सहायक अभियंता दूरदर्शन केंद्र इलाहाबाद से सेवानिवृत हो रहे हैं

आकाशवाणी और दूरदर्शन को अपनी 37 वर्ष 7 महीने की मूल्यवान सेवायें दे कर दूरदर्शन केंद्र इलाहाबाद में सहायक अभियंता श्री के के वार्ष्णेय 30 जून 2018 को सेवानिवृत हो रहे हैं। श्री वार्ष्णेय की प्रारम्भिक शिक्षा इलाहाबाद के बायज हाइ स्कूल और भारत स्काउट एवम गाइड स्कूल में दसवीं कक्षा तक हुई , उसके पश्चात सी ए वी इंटर कॉलेज से बारहवीं के बाद इलाहाबाद पॉलिटैक्निक से इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स इंजीन्यरिंग में टेलिविजन में विशेषज्ञता करते हुये पूरे उत्तर प्रदेश में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया। आकाशवाणी इलाहाबाद में 12 नवम्बर 1980 को अभियांत्रिकी सहायक के रूप में कार्यभार ग्रहण करने से पहले श्री वार्ष्णेय जे के इंस्टीट्यूट इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय, भारतीय रेल, इसरो श्रीहरिकोटा, यू पी इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स कार्पोरेशन और इलाहाबाद पॉलिटैक्निक जैसे विभागों में अपनी सेवायें दे चुके थे। सन 1984 में श्री वार्ष्णेय को पदोन्नति पर कश्मीर के दुर्गम व सीमा क्षेत्र पूंछ में नए दूरदर्शन प्रेषित्र की स्थापना का कार्य दिया गया जिसे श्री वार्ष्णेय से अपनी तकनीकी कुशलता से बखूबी स्थापित किया । उसके बाद श्री वार्ष्णेय ने दूरदर्शन के दिल्ली, इलाहाबाद , वाराणसी और लखनऊ केन्द्रों पर तकनीकी , प्रशासन और वित्तीय क्षेत्रों में अपनी बेहतरीन सेवाएँ प्रदान की।

श्री वार्ष्णेय ने 1983 में इलाहाबाद में टी वी प्रेषित्र और 1991-92 में दूरदर्शन स्टुडियो की स्थापना में विशेष योगदान दिया। श्री वार्ष्णेय दूरदर्शन इलाहाबाद के स्थापन अधिकारी भी रहे। श्री वार्ष्णेय को तीन कुम्भ और छह अर्ध कुम्भ में व्यवस्था एवं तकनीकी प्रसारण का अनुभव है। श्री वार्ष्णेय ने केंद्राध्यक्ष एवं अभियांत्रिकी प्रमुख के रूप में कई बार सफलता पूर्वक अपने दायित्व का निर्वहन किया। श्री वार्ष्णेय 2010 में कैंसर से लड़ते हुये दियांग हो गए, उनकी एक टांग काटनी पड़ी लेकिन अदम्य साहस के धनी श्री वार्ष्णेय ने इस कमी को कभी अपने कार्यों के बीच आने नहीं दिया । श्री वार्ष्णेय की सेवाओं के लिए उन्हें कई बार महानिदेशक दूरदर्शन नई दिल्ली और अन्य स्तरों पर सम्मानित किया जा चुका है। इस वर्ष उन्हें लाइफ टाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड से भी नवाजा गया। आशा है कि तकनीकी कुशलता , प्रशासक, वित्तीय जानकार और सम्मोहक व्यक्तित्व के धनी श्री वार्ष्णेय अब दूरदर्शन की सेवा से पदमुक्त होने के बाद इलाहाबाद स्थित अपने आवास पर गृहस्थ जीवन में रहते हुए कुछ ज्यादा ही सामाजिक और साहित्यिक सरोकारों से जुड़ सकेंगे |प्रसार भारती परिवार अपने वरिष्ठ सहकर्मी की सेवानिवृत्ति पर उन्हें हार्दिक बधाई दे रहा है और उनके लिए शुभकामनाएं व्यक्त कर रहा है |श्री वार्ष्णेय को आप भी अपनी भावनाओं से अवगत करा सकते हैं-उनका पत्राचार का पता है-सी-3, गोल्डेन, 579/462 मम्फ़ोर्द्गंज, इलाहाबाद-211002 और दूरभाष तथा मोबाइल न० क्रमशः है- 0532-2250606, 9450601092. इसके अतिरिक्त उनका ईमेल आईडी है प्रसार भारती परिवार उनको इस निवृत्ति पश्चात जीवन के लिए हार्दिक शुभकामनाए देती है ।


Smt.S.Sundari Ganesh,Stenographer,AIR,Tiruchirappalli Retires on 30.06.2018.

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



Shri V.Rajasekaran,Headclerk, AIR, Tiruchirappalli. Retites on 30.06.2018.

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



He joined as a Technician at All India Radio, Vijayawada on 12.10.1984. He got promotion to the post of Senior Technician and joined DDK, Trivendrum on 25.03.1988. From DDK, Trivendrum, he was transferred to L.P.T Kakinada on 19.02.1989 and again transferred to AIR, Vijayawada on 01.07.1996 on same capacity. Again he got promotion to the post of Engineering Assistant on 13.08.1999 at AIR, Vijayawada itself, From AIR, Vijayawada he was transferred to AIR, Hyderabad on 19.01.2007 and from 16.09.2011 to AIR, Markapuram on same capacity. Finally he was transferred from AIR, Markapuram to AIR, Vijayawada on 01.03.2014. He was superannuation at his parent station of AIR, VIJAYAWADA.He was also attend the technical assistance in Akashvani Annual Awards. His children also very well settled.All the staff of AIR, Vijayawada wish Shri G.Tirupathaiah a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very happy, healthy, peaceful and contended retired life. 


AIR Leh observes 47th Foundation Day

All India Radio, Leh on Monday celebrated its 47th Foundation Dayat AIR Station, Leh. On the occasion, Tashi Angdus, retired Assistant Station Director was the Chief Guest. It was a proud and emotional moment for the entire staff of AIR, Leh to have Angdus among them on the occasion. Tashi Angdus as Production Assistant was the first Ladakhi to establish AIR Station in Leh in 1971 along with other three non local staff. He was the pioneer in formation and management of AIR, Leh.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Inspiration: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay: Remembering the Legend Who Wrote Vande Mataram

The year was 1905 and Bengal was aflame with anger against the British Raj’s decision to partition the province on communal lines. From the turmoil triggered by this anger emerged an iconic song that would go on to become the rallying cry of the Swadeshi movement — Vande Mataram. 

Sung by Rabindranath Tagore as he led revolutionary marches and hailed by Aurobindo Ghosh as the name of his nationalist magazine, Vande Mataram‘s rousing words captured the imagination of a nation fighting colonial rule. By the 1920s, it had been translated into diverse languages, and in 1951, it was designated India’s national song by the Constituent Assembly led by Rajendra Prasad.
Yet few Indians know about the legend who so meticulously crafted this song (as a part of his novel, Anandamath) way back in 1882. Here’s the little-known story of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

Born on June 27, 1838, in a village in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, Bankim was the son of Chandra Chattopadhyaya – who served as the deputy collector of Midnapur. A bright student throughout his childhood, he went to Hooghly Mohsin College before graduating in Arts from Calcutta’s famous Presidency College.Later, Bankim studied law and joined work as a government official after completing his studies. He was appointed the deputy collector of Jessore. It was during this tenure that he began realising how adversely British colonialism was affecting India’s rich civilisation and economy.As the feeling of nationalism rose within him, Bankim found his calling in writing. While his first published work — a novel called Rajmohan’s Wife — was in English. He soon shifted to Bengali with the aim of bridging the gap between the masses and the educated elite.

With this in mind, in 1872, he established a monthly literary magazine, Bangadarshan, through which he encouraged the emergence of a Bengali identity and nationalism. He also started writing fictional stories and novels that quickly became a great hit with the readers.Interestingly, as a teenager, Rabindranath Tagore was a big fan of Bankim’s magazine and would avidly await the arrival of its new edition. As for Bankim, he went on to write numerous novels, stories and essays that were later translated into several languages. In 1882, nearly a decade after the launch of Bangadarshan, Bankim conceived a novel which would act as a powerful literary instrument to stir anti-colonial feelings within the country.

Written at a time when Bengal was hit by three famines one after another, Anandamath was the story of a group of monks who fought the British during the Fakir-Sanyasi Rebellion of the early 1770s. Banned by the colonial authorities, it was in this masterpiece that Vande Mataram was first published as a poem.Sadly, two years after he published this novel, an ageing Bankim breathed his last on April 8, 1894, unaware that his poem would go on to be immortalised in the annals of Indian history.

In the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress, Rabindranath Tagore gave a sublime tune (that he had composed himself) to Vande Mataram and sang it publicly for the first time. In 1905, it became INC’s rallying cry during the partition of Bengal and soon graduated to becoming fiercely emblematic of the Indian freedom struggle.However, in 1951, the Constituent Assembly decided to make Tagore’s Jana Gana Mana as the country’s national anthem instead of Vande Mataran. In the aftermath of Partition, doubts evinced by detractors about the song’s chequered history and propensity to cause communal discomfort was the reason for this decision.

Interestingly, Tagore was also responsible for resurrecting Bangadarshan in 1901 after it stopped publication following Bankim’s death in 1884.In the years to come, it would continue to nurture its founder’s nationalist philosophy while carrying its new editor’s brilliant writings. In fact, Tagore’s Chokher Bali (his first full-length novel) and Amar Sonar Bangla (the national anthem of Bangladesh now) were first published in Bankim’s Bangadarshan!

So in a way, its only fitting that this story ends with the heartfelt words Bankim’s two proteges, Aurobindo Ghosh and Tagore once wrote about him.

Smt.N.Savithri,UDC,AIR, Tiruchirappalli Retires on 30.06.2018.

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


Yoga day at AlR Thrissur

Staff recreation club of AIR Thrissur conducted Yoga class today in connection with international Yoga day. Yoga master Sri Joy has done a lecture cum demonstration in yoga. All staff attended the class. Club also arranged a 10 day meditation practice from today for the staff for 15 minutes daily. Head of office Sri Pradeep C Kumar inaugurated the programme.

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India Post Mascot Design Competition. Last Date : 15th July, 2018

A Mascot is a representative figure a symbol and a communication tool for any organization. It personifies their values, communicates effectively and helps them stand out from the crowd. Department of Posts has decided to develop Mascot of India Post which would be the face of Brand India Post. The mascot should be a well-designed cartoon character with strong connection to India Posts. Mascot should have depictive connection with India Post profession and values. It should have a personality, style and way of doing things that reflect the best things that India Posts stands for.

The selected entry will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 and ten consolation entries will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

30जून को आकाशवाणी अल्मोड़ा के सहायक केंद्र निदेशक डा.करुणाशंकर दुबे सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे हैं !

आकाशवाणी को अपनी 29 वर्षों की मूल्यवान सेवायें देकर आकाशवाणी अल्मोड़ा केंद्र में केन्द्राध्यक्ष और सहायक केंद्र निदेशक पद पर कार्यरत डा करुणा शंकर दुबे 30 जून 2018 को सेवा से कार्यमुक्त होने जा रहे हैं |14 जून 1958 को वाराणसी में पैदा हुए डा.दुबे हिन्दी,अंग्रेज़ी,संस्कृत और पालि भाषाओं में समान रूप से विशेषज्ञता रखते हैं |अपनी विद्वता ,कार्यकुशलता और सम्मोहक व्यक्तित्व से सभी को मंत्रमुग्ध कर देने वाले डा.दुबे ने नगर पालिका विद्यालय पक्की बाज़ार वाराणसी में प्रारम्भिक शिक्षा लेकर काशी हिन्दू वि.वि.से संस्कृत तथा पालि साहित्य में एम्.ए. तथा संस्कृत में पी.एच.डी. की उपाधि प्राप्त की है |वर्ष 1981 से 1983 तक संस्कृत विभाग का.हि.वि.वि. में प्रवक्ता रहे | वर्ष 1984-85 में इन्होने पत्रकारिता की स्नातक उपाधि भी प्राप्त की है |इसी दौरान आकाशवाणी के लिए संघ लोक सेवा आयोग द्वारा आयोजित अखिल भारतीय सेवा में कार्यक्रम अधिकारी पद पर इनका चयन हो गया और इन्होने 5 अगस्त 1989 को आकाशवाणी रायपुर से अपनी आकाशवाणी की सेवा यात्रा प्रारम्भ की | इस यात्रा के अनेक रोमांचक और उपलब्धियों से भरे मोड़ भी आये | 28 फरवरी 2014 को जे.टी.एस. ग्रेड में पदोन्नति पाकर इनकी नियुक्ति विज्ञापन प्रसारण सेवा आकाशवाणी कानपुर में सहायक निदेशक के रूप में हुई |

आकाशवाणी के उ.प्र. और उत्तराखंड के सभी केन्द्रों से सुचारू रूप से विज्ञापन प्रसारण और राजस्व अर्जन के अत्यंत कठिन कार्य को इन्होने अपनी दक्षता से सम्पन्न कराया |इसके लिए इन्हें महानिदेशालय और अन्य संगठनों से कई बार प्रशंसा पत्र भी मिले हैं |आकाशवाणी के चुनाव प्रसारणों में इनके नेतृत्व में जब जब चुनाव सेल बनाये गए हमेशा त्रुटिहीन प्रसारण सम्पन्न हुआ है और चुनाव आयोग तक ने इनकी प्रशंसा की है |केन्द्रों की गृह पत्रिकाओं के प्रकाशन में डा .दुबे बढ़ चढ़ कर अपना योगदान देते रहे हैं और इनके सम्पादन में प्रकाशित पत्रिकाएँ अखिल भारतीय स्तर पर पुरस्कृत भी होती रही हैं |साहित्य जगत को इन्होने दो प्रमुख पुस्तकें दी हैं -सौन्दरनन्द महाकाव्यम और वैदिक एवं पालि साहित्य का संक्षिप्त इतिहास |इसके अलावे "कल्याण", आई.सी.सी.आर.की पत्रिका "गगनांचल",सूचना भारती."सोच-विचार", "उत्तर प्रदेश" आदि विभिन्न पत्र- पत्रिकाओं के लिए इनका लेखन नियमित रूप से चलता रहा है और इंटरनेट पर इनका एक नियमित ब्लॉग के नाम से चल रहा है जो अपने गंभीर और तथ्यपरक सामग्रियों के कारण अत्यंत लोकप्रिय है ||अपनी इन्हीं बहुआयामी प्रतिभा के चलते डा.दुबे ने अपने स्वनामधन्य पिता स्व.कीर्ति शंकर दुबे की कीर्ति और माता शशि प्रभा दुबे की आभा को आकाश की उंचाइयां प्रदान की है |अर्धांगिनी के रूप में श्रीमती गीता दुबे इन्हें श्रीमद्भागवतगीता के मूल मन्त्र कर्मयोगी बनने के लिए सदैव प्रेरणा देती रही हैं |डा.दुबे के सानिध्य में आकाशवाणी लखनऊ में अपने कार्यकाल के दौरान मुझे भी निजी,कार्यालयी और सार्वजनिक जीवन बहुत कुछ सीखने का अवसर मिला है |डा.दुबे ने रायपुर,ओबरा,लखनऊ,रामपुर ,कानपुर और अल्मोड़ा आदि केन्द्रों को अपनी सेवायें दी हैं |इस बारे में आकाशवाणी के से.नि. अपर महानिदेशक श्री गुलाब चंद को जब जानकारी हुई तो उन्होंने मुझसे कहा कि आकाशवाणी महानिदेशालय को डा.दुबे जैसे कर्मठ और योग्य अधिकारियों की सेवाओं को उनके रिटायरमेंट के बाद भी अनुबंध के आधार पर आगे भी जारी रखना चाहिए क्योंकि आकाशवाणी के प्रसारण की गुणवत्ता को आगे भी बनाये रखने के लिए इनका योगदान आवश्यक है |

आशा है कि विद्वता और सम्मोहक व्यक्तित्व के धनी डा. दुबे अब आकाशवाणी की सेवा से पदमुक्त होने के बाद लखनऊ स्थित अपने आवास पर गृहस्थ जीवन में रहते हुए कुछ ज्यादा ही सामाजिक और साहित्यिक सरोकारों से जुड़ सकेंगे |प्रसार भारती परिवार अपने वरिष्ठ सहकर्मी की सेवानिवृत्ति पर उन्हें हार्दिक बधाई दे रहा है और उनके लिए शुभकामनाएं व्यक्त कर रहा है |

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ब्लाग योगदान- प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी,लखनऊ |ईमेल

मैथिली धारावाहिक-विद्यापति अब साउंड क्लाउड पर भी उपलब्ध ।

रेडियो पर आकाशवाणी दरभंगा से प्रसारित होने वाला मैथिली धारावाहिक विद्यापति दुनिया भर के इच्छुक श्रोताओं के लिये अब साउंड क्लाउड पर उपलब्ध है।जिस तरह रेडियो पर प्रत्येक सप्ताह एक एपिसोड सुनते हैं,उसी तरह वहाँ भी सप्ताह में एक कड़ी सुन सकते हैं।अभी वहाँ पहली कड़ी 30 जून तक उपलब्ध है।1से 7 जुलाई तक दूसरी कड़ी वहाँ रहेगी।इस प्रकार तेरहवीं और अंतिम कड़ी तक आप इस धारावाहिक का आनंद ले सकेंगे।

गूगल प्ले स्टोर से Sound cloud डाउनलोड कर लें।उस पर अपना अकाउंट ऐक्टिव कर लें।फिर, AIR Darbhanga सर्च करें।थोड़ा स्क्रॉल करने से विद्यापति के चित्र के साथ 10.06.18 Vidyapati serial on air episode 1 दिखेगा.

स्त्रोत-श्री कुसुमाकर दुबे की फेसबुक वाल.

ब्लाग रिपोर्ट-प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ।ईमेल;

145th Birth Anniversary of Gramophone Girl.

Remembering Gauhar Jaan !
#GauharJaan, the Gramophone Girl, remembered on her 145th birth anniversary by Doordarshan U.P.
She recorded more than 600 records from 1902 to 1920 in Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Arabic, Persian, Pushto, French, English etc.

Source:FB page of Doordarshan U.P.
Blog Report:P.K.Tripathi,;

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

All India Radio Mumbai presented an innovative musical concert Sursangam

All India Radio Mumbai presented an innovative musical concert Sursangam before invited audience in Akashvani auditorium on 25 th June 2018. The unique theme was to showcase talent of the ten staff artists of AIR Mumbai. Sursangam concert blended classical vocal and instrumental film music as comparative. The artists enthralled audience with their mesmerizing performance. The audience in large number reciprocated their love & passion for the music. This was complete in-house production and no expenditure involved. The concert was conceptualized by ADG Shri Neeraj Agarwal with the support of ADP Hemant Sapkale and music section of AIR Mumbai.

Source: Smt. Prabha Joshi,PEX,BH Mumbai.

Inspiration - Ashok Khade, Son of a Cobbler Now Owns a Firm with Rs 500 Cr Turnover.

Ashok Khade is one of the motivational personalities that have transformed from extreme poverty to achieving thriving success in life. Today he is one amongst the biggest industrialists in India and his business has an annual turnover of Rs 500 crore.

Ashok was born in Sangli district Maharashtra to a very poor family. His struggle began since childhood as his family had six children overall and at some days they had no food and had to sleep on an empty stomach. Then, his father decided to get a better job so he came down to Mumbai and became a cobbler. He worked for 12 hours sewing shoes and slippers sitting under a tree on the streets of Mumbai. However, he was still incapable of generating enough income to support his family.

Ashok continued his studies at a government school in his village and shifted to another village school after completing STD 7. He strongly believed that education was the only way out of their extreme poverty. He took inspiration from his poverty and pursued studying. After completing board exams, he went to Mumbai where his elder brother stayed.

His brother had meanwhile acquired a job as an apprentice welder in the Mazgaon Dockyard. His brother is the one who encouraged him to study in college, promising him to provide with the financial support he would need. But Ashok knew it would be too much burden for his brother and so he started giving tuitions to take care of his college expenses. He completed his graduation and wanted to study more but decided to work as an apprentice in the same dock as his brother to support his family. He earned Rs 90 as a monthly stipend.

Ashok’s exceptional handwriting was discovered and was offered training in ship designing and painting. Within four years, he became a permanent Draftsman and he designed ships. His salary increased to Rs 300 per month. However, Ashok still dreamt of doing something big in life for which he wanted to complete his higher education. So whilst working he enrolled in a diploma course which he successfully passed.

After completing four years Ashok was transferred to the dock’s quality control department. From the company, he got an opportunity to visit Germany where he was able to observe the world famous German technology. He then realized his own potentials and got a clear understanding of his goal in life.

Back in India, he launched his own firm along with his brother which was named Das Offshore Engineering Private Ltd. Initially, he struggled but his determination paid him off and today their company is one of the best in the industry. His client highlights are ONGC, British Gas, Hyundai, Essar, L&T etc. So far the company has completed 100 projects on the sea. The company has more than 4,500 employees with a yearly turnover of Rs 500 crore.

Carrying a fine tune

Rakesh Chaurasia talks about the chemistry of jugalbandis, jamming with the greats and playing different genres

To state the obvious, Rakesh Chaurasia was destined to play the Indian bamboo flute, the bansuri. The nephew and disciple of maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, it came naturally to him from an early age, even though his father Ganeshprasad Chaurasia was a popular tabla player in Hindi film music. The young Chaurasia has concentrated on Hindustani classical music, but loves to experiment with fusion, international collaborations and film music. This Sunday, he will focus on the traditional style, as he joins vocalist Rahul Deshpande in concert.

“I have not played much with vocalists. But I have admired Rahul’s singing and extensively heard the work of his grandfather Pandit Vasantrao Deshpande,” says Chaurasia. The first half will consist of individual solos and post-interval, they will do a jugalbandi. “Jugalbandis are all about chemistry between artistes. The ones that Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and also between Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and my uncle did are legendary,” he says. Chaurasia refers to his uncle as ‘Babuji’. He adds, "We come from a family of wrestlers from Allahabad. But nobody was forced to choose his career. I found the bansuri very soothing, so I decided to learn, though I never planned to become a professional musician.” It was a children’s Doordarshan programme at the age of six and a full-fledged concert at nine that made Chaurasia determined to become a flautist. He recalls, “I stayed with Babuji in Khar. The only thing he told me for years was to sleep less and practice more. Just focus.”

The pure technique came naturally. He explains, “First it was about finger movements, tone and phrasing. Then about understanding the audience. All his disciples were the same to him. He never raised his voice but advised us when we went wrong.” Chaurasia would initially be nervous when accompanying his uncle on stage. He adds, “But that was a great exposure as he was very open in his outlook. He encouraged me to play different genres but at the same time, not to compromise on the purity of Hindustani classical music.”

To begin with, Chaurasia released a few devotional albums. Then he collaborated with London-based tabla player and producer Talvin Singh on Vira. Later, he formed the band Rakesh And Friends, with drummer Gino Banks, bassist Sheldon D’Silva, keyboardist Sangeet Haldipur, guitarist Sanjoy Das and tabla exponent Satyajit Talwalkar. “The compositions I created for Rakesh And Friends were based on classical ragas, but overall it was an eclectic mix with jazz and world music added,” he says.

How does he balance classical music, fusion and film music, besides constant touring? He responds, “We adjust naturally. Film music is very challenging and inspiring as the composition style is different. Fusion has its own charm.”

Among his forthcoming tours, Chaurasia is looking forward to playing with banjo genius Bela Fleck, bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla wizard Zakir Hussain. “As a child it was always a dream to play with Zakir Bhai. Today, it’s great fun to join him on stage,” he says.

Source :-


Forwarded By :- Debashish Chakraborty

Monday, June 25, 2018

AIR Mumbai is organizing a music concert !

AIR Mumbai is organizing a music concert before the invited audience in our own auditorium. The production is done completely by our own team of highly talented officers and staff artists. This is a zero expenditure concert as no service has been hired from outside. We plan to organise such zero expenditure concerts every month.

Source Neeraj Agarwal ADG

Our Bright children : Dipraj S/O Chandrakant Jadhav, MTF, AIR Ratnagiri scores 78 %in 12th std.

Dipraj Chandrakant Jadhav son of C.D.Jadhav has scored 78 percent in 12th Standard Examination. His highest score is 89 out of 100 for Mathematics. In Physics also he has scored 87 out of 100.
His father C.D.Jadhav is working as MTS at All India Radio, Ratnagiri. He is honest employee works sincerely in the Office.

Dipraj is a Student from very humble background. Scored 90 percent in tenth standard examination in the past.

All the staff from All India Radio Ratnagiri wish Dipraj a very bright future.

Hearty Congratulations from Prasar Bharati Parivar
Any PB Parivar member can mail such achievements and photo of meritorious Children to for possible publication on this blog.

Source:Ramesh Musale E.A. AIR Ratnagiri

Our Bright Children : Deb Pratim Bose,S/O Debjit Bose, Helper, LPT Mosabani scores 83.4 %in 12 th Commerce, CBSE

Name of student :Deb Pratim Bose 
Name of the Father and Designation  :Debjit Bose, Helper
Present Posting : ,LPT,MOSABANI,DDMC,JAMSHEDPUR,Jharkhand.
Exam passed :12th Commerce, CBSE, 
percentage :83.4%
School :Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyala, Jamshedpur. 
Hobbies :Blood Donate(already donated 2 times) 
Mobile :9430109285

Hearty congratulations from Prasar Bharti 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.

Forwarded bY :- Debjit Bose

Dr Vishaal S Rusven S/o K. Sundar, AE, Doordarshan, graduates as Doctor (MBBS)

Dr Vishaal S Rusven S/o Sunjayvisvin Sundar ( K. Sundar), AE, Doordarshan, graduated as DOCTOR (MBBS)
...Thank u almighty for showering the blessings .

..... Hearty Congratulations from Prasar Bharati Parivar.
Any PB Parivar member can mail such achievements and photo of meritorious Children to for possible publication on this blog.

Conclusion of Broadcast Series of AIR with ICAR-CPCRI - AIR Thiruvananthapuram


Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) – an organization under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) was assisting Pathiyoor Grama Panchayath in Alappuzha District, Kerala to implement a novel project called ‘Farmers First’ to promote coconut based multi-crop farming to empower the farmers and agriculture in the village. Based on this model project, All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram, in association with CPCRI, was broadcasting a weekly series titled, “Prosperity through Coconut, Securing life through Coconut” in Farm and Home programme.

The Conclusion of this series along with celebration of World Environment Day was celebrated at CPCRI Auditorium, Kayamkulam on June 5th. The event as conducted with a Farmers’ Meet, Agricultural Quiz and distribution of tree saplings. The broadcast series was also evaluated and prizes were distributed for best listeners. Shri. R Vimalasenan Nair, Station Director, AIR-Thiruvananthapuram inaugurated the function which was presided over by Dr. P Chowdappa, Director of CPCRI. The introductory lecture was delivered by Shri. R Hali, former Director of Agriculture, Government of Kerala. Environment Day Message was delivered by Shri. P M Unnikrishnan Unnithan, Assistant Director (Programme), AIR Thiruvananthapuram. The function was co-ordinated by Dr. P Anitha Kumari, Principal Scientist, CPCRI and Shri. Muraleedharan Thazhakara, Programme Executive (Farm & Home), AIR Thiruvananthapuram.

Forwarded By :- Sandeep Suresh Transmission Executive
All India Radio - Thiruvananthapuram

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Working on Top of Pitampura TV Tower, AIR staff repairs STL at FM

Antenna dish again realigned for proper RSL level. Now dish is fastened with steel wire to stop moment.
Now RSL level is 66 dBm.Work done by OnkarSingh and team

Source :A K Srivastav,DDG BH AIR Delhi

Can drama return to television?

Recently, an iconic Malayalam play was produced for television by Thrissur Doordarshan Kendra and became a major hit. This compels one to revisit the question — can drama be revived on television for commercial success?

The play was social reformer V.T. Bhattathiripad’s legendary Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku (From the Kitchen to the Stage), produced on a shoestring budget by V.K. Kishore, earning not only much acclaim but also revenues, signalling that drama on TV can be resuscitated. The adaptation of this 1930 play, which challenged Brahmin orthodoxy and sought the emancipation of Namboothiri women, opens up new possibilities that television must explore. With the small screen full of crass commercial serials, viewers seem to be looking for alternative programming, and televised plays can provide an excellent substitute. Interestingly, in the 1970s and early 80s, when DD was the only channel, metropolitan kendras had weekly slots for plays, which captured 95% of audience attention. Socially relevant plays were integral to those early days of television.

Onscreen drama

For Doordarshan, drama was top rated in its programming schedule, as it was for other networks worldwide. Called Dorama in Japan, Hangul in Korea and Telenovelas in Latin America, TV drama was both common and popular. In Communist countries, TV plays were as popular, although used more for propaganda. In Britain, BBC proclaimed its mission to act as the national theatre of the airwaves. There were trendy dramas covering harsh issues of life and society. Populist, entertainment-based Wednesday plays presented contemporary drama with social content. A new genre of artistic TV plays emerged drawing family audiences. There was eclectic and diverse fare, until reality TV, the dirge of television, arrived.

A tough task

Producing theatre for TV wasn’t easy. Recordings were confined to the studio floor and it was a cumbersome process involving erecting and dismantling sets for each scene, building ‘properties’, placing cameras for movement, lighting up and capturing sound with appropriately placed microphones. Virtual sets or special effects and graphics or convergence and instant connectivity from multiple locations were not even dreamt of. It was all hard physical labour. Production involved the Herculean efforts of a large team. 
Besides these, there were also specially commissioned, longer plays, for which funds were earmarked. These were often reputed theatrical works by celebrated groups. One such play produced by Chennai DD used a live elephant and a moving bus in the studio. Popular writers such as Sujatha wrote the best TV plays in Tamil, with producers like Gopalie Narayanaswami, Senapathi or Thanjaivanan Govindarajan creating memorable in-studio works.
R.S. Manohar’s National Theatre, Poornam Theatre, Crazy Creations and Seva Stage were other groups, with plays like Dronacharya, Avan Parthuppan, Kadavul Virndhu Vannaan, Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam and Oru Kai Osai.
For Thiruvananthapuram DD, although set up as late as 1985, Kerala’s best theatre groups, KPAC (Kerala People’s Arts Club) and Kalidasa Kala Kendra, contributed, their efforts produced by C.K. Thomas and celebrated by critical Malayali audiences.

Best on show

For Bombay Kendra, producers like Sai Paranjpe, Meena Vaishnavi and Vishvas Mehendle produced outstanding Marathi plays: Nat Samrat by Bal Kolhatkar, Ghatla Shingavar and Katyar Kalijat Ghusali by Manohar Khatdhare. Meena Vaishnavi is credited with the first ever serial drama on DD, Shwetambara, adapted from Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

In Delhi, Ved Sinha, Sathish Garg, G.S. Raina and Sharad Dutt produced landmark plays such as Mohan Rakesh’s Aashadh Ka Ek Din, Habib Tanvir’s Agra Bazaar, Bhoole Bisre Chitra based on Bhagavathi Charan Sharma’s novel, Shehenshah by J.N. Kaushal, Football by Rudranath Sanyal, Cycle Wala by Vijay Tendulkar and Saari Raat by Badal Sircar.

In Kolkata, DD producers Bibhas Chakravarthy and Subrato Mukherji brought out the nuances and power of Bengali theatre. Tagore’s Dak Ghar by Bohurupee, directed by the legendary Shombhu Mitra (who also acted in it), Nana Ranger Din and Teen Poishar Pala directed by Ajithesh Bandopadhyaya, Rajaraktha of the Theatre Workshop, Brishti by Swapna Sandhani directed by Shyamal Sen, Marich Sanbad by Chetna and Charbak directed by Nilkantha Sengupta need special mention.The year 1982 is a landmark in the annals of Doordarshan. From August 15, all four metropolitan kendras were linked through a dedicated microwave link. From 8 p.m., common networked programmes, originating from Delhi, were telecast countrywide. Later, with the historic 1982 Asiad, the country was networked through satellite, with new, low-power transmitters installed. Soon, the transmitters multiplied, helping distribute terrestrially the programming received through satellite signals.

National decline

As the national network took over, regional stations lost their prime time slots. This was a huge setback to regional centres, which had been the mainstay for high quality theatre. Another factor that led to the decline of drama on TV was the introduction of portable video cameras and recorders. These were now used in outdoor locations and were better for post-production, including dubbing, mixing and re-recording background scores. As interest in drama on primetime television dropped, it led to an exodus of the huge talent pool of specialised theatre artistes available on call for DD. The golden period of TV drama, from the 60s to the 80s, came to an end.

Doordarshan’s focus shifted to edutainment. The first and longest 156-episode serial family drama commissioned and produced by Doordarshan was Manohar Shyam Joshi’s Hum Log, directed by Kumar Vasudev. Based on a Mexican soap opera Ven Conmigo (Come with Me), Hum Log tackled social issues like family planning, communal harmony, women’s empowerment, national integration, dowry, alcoholism and drug abuse. Each episode was a self-contained drama, adeptly presented by Ashok Kumar in Hindi and Gemini Ganesan in Tamil. Other serials of outstanding quality were also commissioned, such as Shyam Benegal’s Bharat Ek Khoj, based on Jawaharlal Nehru’s The Discovery of Indiaand Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas adapted by Govind Nihalani. Buniyaad dealt with partition and its aftermath. These had high production values and attracted mass viewership and critical acclaim.The success of these early serials opened the floodgates for private producers. Under the earlier commercial policy, advertisers would buy advertising spots from Doordarshan as per tariff. This was now replaced by an outsourced sponsorship scheme under which, by paying DD a telecast fee, private producers could avail of commercial time to produce their own content. Inevitably, this deprived DD of its hold on content. And this too resulted in the total eclipse of television drama.

Content is king, and any broadcasting organisation needs to give primacy to content makers. If DD wants to get back on its feet, an overall policy overhaul could still augur well and bring back drama to television quite profitably. The Thrissur Kendra experience has convincingly proven this.

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