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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

YouTube Channels of Prasar Bharati's National Network...



As we say goodbye to 2019, here's how the YouTube Channels of Prasar Bharati's National Network fared this year.

Source : @prasarbharati

Prayer Meeting on 3rd January in remembrance of (late) Sh. Shiv S Sharma, former DG, Doordarshan


Source : Parvesh Ankar
 

Partha Sankar Banerjee, EA DDK Kolkata retires



Friends today is the last day of my service life(retirement day).I would like to thanks to all staff members of all India radio & doordashan for outstanding cooperation during my service life & also thanks to all my well wisher & FB FRIENDS 
 

Shri Girlish Gosavi, Sr. Staff Artist AIR Aurangabad retires from Government Service on 31.12.2019





Shri Girlish Gosavi, B high grade artist,AIR Aurangabad will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.12.2019. He Joined AIR Jalgaon on 01-05-1987 and he was transferred to AIR Aurangabad on 08-12-19994.He achieved B high grade in classical music, light classical music, Marathi sugam sangeet & Hindi sugam sangeet. 

Prasar Bharati Parivar and all the Staff of AIR Aurangabad wish Shri Girish Gosavi a very peaceful and healthy retired life. 

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to pbparivar@gmail.com.

Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by :- Namrata Phalke, PEX, AIR Aurangabad

Monday, December 30, 2019

Retierments in WZ - Sr. Officers of WZ extend their best wishes



आकाशवाणी और दूरदर्शन से जुड़ी मशहूर लेखिका डाॅ. अचला नागर के पुत्र व नाट्यकर्मी संदीपन व‍िमलकांत नागर का असामयिक निधन



ब्रज क्षेत्र के जाने-माने फिल्मकार और नाट्यकर्मी संदीपन विमलकांत नागर का 28दिसंबर (शनिवार) देर रात मथुरा में उनके पैतृक निवास पर निधन हो गया। ब्रज क्षेत्र की कई प्रतिभाओं को उन्‍होंने माया नगरी में पहचान दिलाई थी। ब्रज भाषा की पहली फिल्‍म "ब्रज भूमि" का वो हिस्‍सा रहे थे। उनकी पिछले माह रिलीज हुई फिल्‍म "सांझा" को काफी सराहा गया था और अभी गत दिनों उनकी लिखी लघु फिल्म सांझा-2को इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल में नेशनल केटेगरी के लिए बेस्ट स्टोरी का पुरस्कार भी मिला है।मशहूर फिल्म स्क्रिप्ट राइटर अचला नागर के जेष्ठ पुत्र संदीपन 80 के दशक से फिल्म निर्माण और रंगमंच से जुड़े हुए थे। आगरा- मथुरा सहित पूरे ब्रज क्षेत्र से उन्होंने तमाम नई प्रतिभाओं को मौका दिया और उन्हें सिल्वरस्क्रीन तक पहुंचाया। संगीत नाटक अकादमी सहित भारत सरकार, उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार और तमाम संस्थाओं द्वारा उन्हें सम्मानित किया गया था। उन्होंने अपने पीछे पत्नी रश्मि नागर पुत्र व पुत्री को छोड़ा है। हाल में ही उन्होंने एक फीचर फिल्म बनाने की घोषणा भी की थी।


संदीपन नागर के अनुज सिद्धार्थ नागर भी जाने-माने फिल्म निर्देशक है और लंबे समय से मुंबई में रहते हैं। संदीपन के असमय निधन से रंगमंच और फिल्‍म प्रेमियों में गहरा शोक है। शहर में होने वाली सांस्‍कृतिक गतिविधियों में संदीपन बढ़ चढ़ कर शामिल होते थे और आयोजकों को प्रोत्‍साहित करते थे। उनके मार्गदर्शन पर चलकर शहर की कई युवा प्रतिभाओं को माया नगरी में पहचान बनाने में सहयोग मिला था।

27फरवरी1960को जन्मे संदीपन अंग्रेजी, बंगाली,संस्कृत,हिंदी, भोजपुरी और कन्नड़ भाषाओं में दक्ष थे।उनकी रंगमंच यात्राओं में उत्साह और उमंग की छाप रहती थी।आश्चर्य है कि मृत्यु से कुछ क्षण पूर्व अपने फेसबुक पेज पर उन्होंने लिखा था;

"बादलों की /बाहों में /छुप कर /खेलता रहा सूर्य/दिन में ही/पश्चिम दिशा में/सोने चला ...संदीपन "

प्रसार भारती परिवार इस प्रतिभाशाली कलाकार के असमय निधन पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त करते हुए उनकी आत्मा की शांति की प्रार्थना करती है और शोक संतप्त परिजनों के साथ दुख की इस घड़ी में खड़ी है।

स्त्रोत-समाचार एजेंसियां
रिपोर्ट-प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ
ईमेल- darshgrandpa@gmail.com

Enter New Year with blessings of our Super Seniors...Shri GR Meshram (88 years) former DDG(P)




Following PB Parivar Appeal , We met Shri GR Meshram(88 years) former DDG(P) at his home at Pune and sought his blessings for whole PB Parivar. Touching the feet of a doyen, who had retired 30 years ago (just one year after I joined), gave me something, so precious, which is beyond words. These are the people who have seen the organisation on it's peak and are still in love with it. He has numerous interesting stories of AIR Nagpur, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Guwahati, Pune, Kohima and many other stations. Though, he doesn't now walk out of his home, the group photo of his Akashvani Aurangabad days, just beside his bed is the testimony of his love towards AIR. We owe a lot to them, our Super- Seniors.

Source : Ashish Bhatnagar, AIR Pune

PB Parivar Appeal - Let's enter New Year with blessings of our Super Seniors...

.......On a special blog series on Prasar Bharati Parivar Blog www.airddfamily.blogspot.in we wish to publish the well being of our Super Senior retired colleagues, who have contributed to our organisation immensely. We call upon Prasar Bharati Parivar Blog members to meet the known Super Senior (75+ years) retired friends and send at pbparivar@gmail.com, their photo, preferably with you and 2-3 lines about their well being. Blessings of elders will give us strength to sail through the future.,,,

Dr. Vageesh, musician-musicologist, traces his career with Akashvani


It was good to see Dr. K. Vageesh receive the Ganakala Bhushana Award at the 47th Karnataka Ganakala Parishath proceedings recently in Bengaluru. The 62-year-old musician-musicologist-composer committed to his task at the helm of Akashvani for 36 years came up with an informative lec-dem as he explained the nuances of the much-debated Abheri and Karnataka Devagandari.
“Only a musician, who is also a musicologist can demonstrate such finenuances,” said Dr. R.K. Padmanabha, president of the Ganakala Parishath after honouring Dr. Vageesh with the Ganakala Bhushana Award. “Vageesh, who is integral to the much-appreciated AIR auditions, has studied, sung, reflected and worked with the grammar of music for more than four decades. The Parishath is happy to recognise his lifetime achievements,” announced Mr. Padmanabha.
Dr. Krishna Vageesh, top-grade artist of AIR, now on an extension as the Deputy Director General (Music) Prasar Bharati, New Delhi, was born in 1954 in Mysore. Belonging to a family obsessed with classical melody for generations, he also boasts a lineage of love for Sanskrit, the Vedas and divinity attached to temple histories.
Music was deep-rooted with grandfather Srirangachar rubbing shoulders with M.D. Ramanathan as his classmate. Vageesh also took guidance from Tiger Varadachari. “M.D. Ramanathan visited us at Kathwadipura Agrahara in Mysore, a traditionally erudite neighbourhood where we were brought up. He once heard me sing the Kamalamba Navavarana kriti and had prophesied that I would make it big,” reminisces Vageesh.


Mysore has always been a vibrant cultural hub. “The echoes of naada and Veda in the Agrahara where I grew up still linger in my ears,” says Vageesh.
Three awards 
Vageesh’s entry into Akashvani was just by chance. “I was a senior chemist with SKF and was frequently recording for Akashvani. Y.S.K. Rao, then Director, who listened to me on one such occasion, said, ‘Why don’t you apply for a job in Akashvani?’ Soon I was selected through UPSC as Programme Executive at New Delhi Akashvani in 1980. I was put in charge of Yuvavani,” recalls Dr. Vageesh. “I am grateful to stalwarts such as veena Doreswamy Iyengar and R.K. Srikantan, who encouraged me to be part of radio broadcasting. I bagged three annual awards for my musical productions, Navras, Silence in Music and Haathon Ka Tharaana,” he says.


Although his aunt H.S. Mahalakshmi of the Tiger Varadachari school was his formal guru, this gold medallist in M.A. (Music) expanded his horizon with guidance from faculty stalwarts such as Prof. Ramarathnam, Gowrie Kuppuswamy and R. Vishweshwaran. “They helped me reach where I am today,” says Vageesh. “I used to observe all the old-time greats too and that included their mannerisms. I loved imitating them and even adopted some of their techniques in my presentations,” he says. This analytical mind helped me pursue a doctorate in Dikshitar compositions.”

Vageesh was a winner all along, from music competitions in school and college, to State and reputed music organisations such as the Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Karnataka Ganakala Parishath and the Music Academy in Chennai. Winning the AIR competition earned him a B-grade status as a youth artist.


Vageesh considers his stint as the Assistant Station Director in charge of the music section at the Directorate a precious opportunity as he watched stalwarts such as M.S. Gopalakrishnan, Emani Sankara Sastry, Madirimangalam Ramachandran and T.K. Govinda Rao conduct their orchestral productions. The years as the Deputy Director, National Programmes and Sangeeth Sammelan later, was a huge learning curve as he discussed the orchestrated pieces with sitar maestro Ravishankar, Vijaya Raghava Rao and Anil Biswas.


Vageesh’s phase as a composer began 15 years ago, with a kriti in raga Ranjani. He has to his credit 100 compositions as varnams, kritis and tillanas. “I have a few CDs of my compositions too,” says Vageesh, who conducts Tyagaraja aradhana at his residence in Bengaluru every year.


Blog Report:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media

Goodbye Message from the Desk of Director General, AIR



"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes," sang the Sufi mystic Rumi. "Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation."

My companions in the journey of broadcasting,

I have loved broadcasting, and you my colleagues, with my heart and soul. And though I will be bowing out of this office the very day the year itself draws to a close, I believe I will remain connected.

As I reflect on the over 5 years of vicissitudes of my active service as Director General of one of the world’s largest terrestrial broadcast networks known across the world as All India Radio, I recall my colleagues working in different parts of the country for around 482 channels apart from the bolstering internet radio and a couple of apps like All India Radio Live and AIR 24x7.

I carry the regret of not being able to do all that I wished to, due to reasons beyond my control. When I say that I have a sense of compunction, it does not obliterate my sense of satisfaction which comes from a vibrant All India Radio in spite of fast dwindling staff structure, but the mushrooming of unnecessary power centres resulting in dilution, if not erosion, of authority.

I joined broadcasting at the tender age of 21-plus and climbed the ranks from the grassroots. When I was baptised into broadcasting I learnt and I practised the universally acclaimed adage that a broadcast organization is nothing but professional excellence in content and technology which puts professionals on the forefront and all others, irrespective of the size of emoluments, behind them as a bolster,   rather assistants, to ensure that things happen as per the needs of the audiences and the sacred mandate of the broadcaster. I know the handful of professionals that exist in a fast growing network of All India Radio are the deities of the world of sound broadcasting deserving to be propitiated by those who come to help facilitate professional discharge of duties. But on seeing this handful helter-skelter at various places other than the core broadcast activity makes me feel saddened. I have a firm belief that whatever All India Radio, or for that matter Doordarshan, has earned by way of reputation in and around the country is by the sweat and toil of professionals.

I have done certain things that couldn’t be done before and without caring for consequences, tried to wipe the tears from the cheeks of richly deserving colleagues suffering the ignominy of insignificance. This has troubled me and will continue to torment my conscience till I see the landscape of my dreams existing in my wonderful country which is an ocean of talent, getting diverted to what they find greener pastures as against stagnation and deprivation in the home they opened their eyes in. By saying all that I said I want to draw the attention of all of you that this is what ails our broadcasting today.

I am a born optimist and a pragmatist by conviction. I know there is a cloud cover on the shining sun which will be removed at an appropriate time. The mist will dissipate and the rainbow will burst through.

I am demitting office as the Director General of All India Radio, Member of Prasar Bharati Board and the President of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD). Dropping these three hats certainly will not mean that I cease to be a broadcast professional who still has a long way to go.

My country needs me and I have mustered lot of strength to do my bit till I actually bid adieu to the world. I pray for all of you and also pray for All India Radio to regain its much needed broadcast technology for extra-India dissemination, capacity to continue to reach the last man, serve the languages and dialects that Indians have drank in while being nursed by their mothers, strengthen and showcase cultures, sub-cultures and the beautiful heritage endemic to different geographical entities of India and greatest of all, safeguard the credibility of the organization which I have ensured not only remains intact but also soars its graph with each passing day.

A dear friend of mine shared an English poem with me which I wish to share with you. Here it goes:


My Soul Has a Hat
By Mário de Andrade

I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far.

I feel like a child who won a pack of candies: at first, he ate them with pleasure but when he realized that there was little left, he began to taste them intensely.

I no longer have the patience to stand absurd people who, despite their chronological age, have not grown up.

My time is too short: I want the essence; my spirit is in a hurry. I do not have much candy in the package anymore.

I want to live next to humans, very realistic people who know how to laugh at their mistakes and who are not inflated by their own triumphs and who take responsibility for their actions. In this way, human dignity is defended and we live in truth and honesty.

It is the essentials that make life useful.

I want to surround myself with people who know how to touch the hearts of those whom hard strokes of life have learned to grow with sweet touches of the soul.

Yes, I’m in a hurry. I’m in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give.

I do not intend to waste any of the remaining desserts. I am sure they will be exquisite, much more than those eaten so far.

My goal is to reach the end satisfied and at peace with my loved ones and my conscience.

We have two lives and the second begins when you realize you only have one.

If I use metaphors to address you I would say that I did not have a bed of roses to lie on but the greatest satisfaction emanated from none other than the illustrious son of contemporary India – Shri Narendra Modi – who exuded his love for sound broadcasting and proved that he was duty bound to build an unbreakable bond with his electors through All India Radio. I would not even be oblivious of the affection showered on me by the mandarins of Prasar Bharati among whom I found friends and guides in abundant measure. The Ministry always stood by me and strengthened my resolve to resuscitate a moribund radio.   

It has been an incredible 38-year-long journey, which has just begun. I hope that you will continue to keep aloft the banner of Public Service Broadcasting where altruism tolerates very little hedonism.

Wishing you all the very best,

---
F. SHEHERYAR
Director General, All India Radio & President, AIBD
Prasar Bharati, [India's Public Service Broadcaster]
Room No.102
Akashvani Bhawan
Parliament Street,
NEW DELHI - 110 001
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ईमेल/ Email: dgair@air.org.in | dgair@prasarbharati.gov.in

Sunday, December 29, 2019

आकाशवाणी मडिकेरी केंद्र को आंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस सम्‍मान ।



आकाशवाणी के  मडिकेरी केंद्र को 2019 का आंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस सम्‍मान  दिनांक 24.12.2019 को घोषित हुआ हैं। 

तीन माह पहले पुत्र बिछोह के भयंकर दुख की पीड़ा से गुजर चुके कलाकार मैठाणी दंपति द्वारा प्रसार भारती परिवार के सदस्यों को शुभकामनाएं दी


ठंढक के दिन और लखनऊ की फिज़ां...धूप और बदली की लुकाछिपी.. जाता हुआ एक और साल और नये साल के स्वागत की तैयारियों के बीच प्रसार भारती परिवार के पुरोधा भारतीय प्रसारण सेवा के पहले बैच के निदेशक 87 वर्षीय श्री नित्यानंद मैठाणी से मैं अपने परिजनों के लिए नये साल की शुभकामनाएं लेने हेतु उनके इंदिरा नगर,लखनऊ स्थित आवास पर गया । तीन माह पहले पुत्र बिछोह के भयंकर दुख की पीड़ा से गुजर चुके कलाकार मैठाणी दंपति (उमा मैठाणी-नित्यानंद मैठाणी) उम्र की इस ऊंचाई पर पहुंच कर मानो जीवन के सुख - दुख की आती - जाती कड़ियों को बेहतर ढंग से समझ चुके हैं।को 

उन्होंने प्रसार भारती परिवार के सदस्यों के लिए इन पंक्तियों में नव वर्ष की शुभकामनाएं दी हैं-

"न कोई रंज का लमहा , किसी के पास आए ,
ख़ुदा करे कि नया साल , सबको रास आए ।"

उन्होंने प्रसार भारती ब्लॉग की प्रशंसा करते हुए कहा है कि इसके माध्यम से प्रसार भारती से जुड़े भूले बिसरे अतीत को भी प्राण वायु मिल रही है।आकाशवाणी और दूरदर्शन से जुड़े श्री मैठाणी ने 35वर्ष तक सेवा करने के बाद आकाशवाणी आगरा से वरिष्ठ निदेशक के रुप में वर्ष 1994में रिटायरमेंट लिया था।वे अब भी लेखन में सक्रिय हैं और उनकी लिखी लगभग एक दर्जन पुस्तकें अब तक छप चुकी हैं। द्वारा 

द्वारा योगदान - प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ। darshgrandpa@gmail.com

AIR Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) bagged the prestigious Akashavani Annual Award - 2017 for *Best Maintained Station



The 44th Akashvani Annual Awards presentation ceremony for the years 2016 and 2017 was held on 24th December 2019 at Rang Bhavan, Broadcasting House, New Delhi. I&B Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr A Surya Prakash, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Shri F. Sheheryar, DG, AIR graced the function. All India Radio Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) bagged the prestigious Akashavani Annual Award - 2017 for *Best Maintained Station* ( in small station category) . Shri. G.P.Sharma DDE received the award in the august presence of I&B Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr A Surya Prakash, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Shri F. Sheheryar, DG, AIR. It was a proud moment to all the Staff members at AIR Bilaspur. Congratulations to one and all who were part of the team. 

Contributed by :- Shri. N.RADHAKRISHNA, STENO. AIR Bilaspur

Other Award winners / their friends and well wishers can share similar details about them at pbparivar@gmail.com for possible publication on PB Parivar Blog www.airddfamily.blogspot.in

Shri Sadhan Sarkar, Floor Manager, DDK , Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.12.2019.



Shri Sadhan Sarkar, Floor Manager, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.12.2019.He Joined as a Floor Assistant on 15.04.1986 at DDK, Cuttack, Shri Sadhan Sarkar was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar in November'1992. He was transferred to DDK, Bhawanipatna in same capacity on 21.5.2010 and returned back to DDK, Bhubaneswar on 31.07.2012. He was promoted to the post of Floor Manager on 18.09.2019. During his service period of 33 Years & 08 months, Shri Sarkar has efficiently managed the floor in many Live & Studio programmes that include Live telecast of Rath Yatra, New Year Eve Programmes, Parbana Bela, Foundation Day Programmes etc. and studio based programmes like Quiz, Agriculture, Health, Music & Dance to name a few. He is a dedicated, hard working and disciplined employee of the organisation.

Prasar Bharati Parivar and all the Staff of DDK, Bhubaneswar wish Shri Sadhan Sarkar a very peaceful and healthy retired life. 

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station topbparivar@gmail.com.

Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to pbparivar@gmail.com for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by:-Shri.Pranabandhu Behera ,pbbehera60@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

दूरदर्शन के पूर्व महानिदेशक, श्री शिवशर्मा जी का निधन।

दूरदर्शन के पूर्व महानिदेशक, श्री शिवशर्मा जी का निधन। विन्रम
श्रद्धांजलि🌹💐
योगदान:श्री अभिषेक,सहायक निदेशक

Obituary : आकाशवाणी के पूर्व सहायक निदेशक श्री यतीन्द्र चतुर्वेदी के पिताजी का निधन ।


आकाशवाणी के पूर्व सहायक निदेशक श्री यतीन्द्र चतुर्वेदी के पिता श्री कृष्ण कुमार चतुर्वेदी जी का आज 28दिसंबर 2019को सुबह 10-30बजे बजे निधन हो गया है।उनका अंतिम संस्कार कल होगा।

प्रसार भारती परिवार शोकाकुल परिजनों के साथ है और मृतात्मा की आत्मा की शांति की प्रार्थना कर रहा है।

स्त्रोत:श्री यतीन्द्र चतुर्वेदी की फेसबुक वाल।

द्वारा योगदान - प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ। darshgrandpa@gmail.com

मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब की जयंती के अवसर पर आकाशवाणी गोरखपुर के स्टूडियो में एक मुशायरे का आयोजन




मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब की जयंती के अवसर पर आकाशवाणी गोरखपुर के स्टूडियो में एक मुशायरे का आयोजन किया गया । जिसमे उर्दू अदब के नामचीन शायरों ने अपना- अपना कलाम पेश किया ।

मुशायरे के आरम्भ में आकाशवाणी गोरखपुर की कार्यक्रम प्रमुख डॉ अनामिका श्रीवास्तव का सन्देश मो फर्रुख जमाल ने पढ़ कर सुनाया । इस अवसर पर कार्यक्रम अधिशासी श्री विनय कुमार , प्रसारण निष्पादक श्री मनीष ,श्री अलोक कुमार (प्रसारण निष्पादक) एवं श्री मनोज कुमार यादव (प्रसारण निष्पादक) ने शायरों का स्वागत किया ।

मुशायरे का आगाज़ युवा शायर अब्दुलाह ज़ामी से हुआ उन्होंने पढ़ा -

जो देखने में फ़रिश्ते दिखाई देता हैं
गली गली वो भटकता दिखाई देता है

हर तरफ चर्चे थे तेरे नाम के ,
सुन रहे थे लोग सब दिल था  के -डॉ जावेद

पाँव जब थक के बैठ जाते हैं
तब वहाँ से दिमाग चलते हैं -अब्ब्दुस्सलाम

इस अवसर पर मो.अनवर ज़िया, जालिब नोमानी ,मयकश आज़मी ,डॉ कलीम कैंसर ,ज़ैद कैमूरी ,काज़ी अब्दुर्रहमान ,फर्रुख आदि ने भी अपने अपने कलाम पेश किए और मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब को याद किया।

द्वारा योगदान:- श्री.मनोज कुमार यादव ,प्रसारण निष्पादक, airgkpup@gmail.com.

लोकप्रियता का स्वर्णिम युग देख चुके आकाशवाणी अंबिकापुर के 43 साल पूरे ।




सार्थक व स्वस्थ मनोरंजन के बीच आकाशवाणी अंबिकापुर ने 43 वर्ष पूरे कर लिए हैं। 26 दिसम्बर 1976 को इसकी शुरुआत होने के बाद इस संस्था ने अपना स्वर्णिम युग देखा। इस दौर में रेडियो ही एकमात्र संचार व मनोरंजन का साधन होने से इसकी लोकप्रियता में चार चांद लगा। आज वाईफाई के दौर में भले ही कुछ आकाशवाणी की प्रसिद्धि कम हुई हो मगर इसके सुनने वालों की तादाद आज भी है।

आदिवासी इलाके में रेडियो के जरिये यहां की लोककला, लोकसंगीत, स्थानीय प्रतिभा को निखारने शुरू की गई इस पहल का नतीजा था कि एक से बढ़कर एक प्रतिभा सामने आईं। दशकों पहले आकाशवाणी अंबिकापुर की शुरुआत तब हुई थी जब रेडियो का बोलबाला था। लोगों के पास संचार का एकमात्र माध्यम था। इस जमाने में रेडियो ने ख्याति हासिल की जिसकी कल्पना करना मुश्किल है। रेडियो स्टेशन शुरू होने के बाद यहां नियुक्त प्रथम केंद्र निदेशक अमीक हनफी ने कार्यक्रमों की गुणवत्ता का स्तर इतना बढ़ाया कि आज भी उस दौर के कलाकार एवं कार्यक्रम याद किए जाते हैं। इस दौर में रजत सेन गुप्ता, शैलेंद्र योगी, तपन बनर्जी, नागेंद्र दुबे, अमरेश्वर दुबे, अरविंद माथुर, कामिनी माथुर, माधवी वर्मा, शोभनाथ साहू, राघवेंद्र मुद्गल जैसे बहुआयामी प्रतिभा ने आकाशवाणी को देश भर में नाम दिलाया। इस दौरान अंबिकापुर से प्रसारित पंखुड़ियां, ज्ञान विज्ञान, रसधारा, इंद्रधनुष कार्यक्रम लोकप्रिय रहे। धारावाहिक भोकोदास की सफलता ने कई कलाकारों को स्थापित कर दिया। यह दौर ऐसा था कि आकाशवाणी की पूरी टीम के साथ कलाकारों की लंबी फेहरिस्त थी।

स्त्रोत :-  https://www.naidunia.com/chhattisgarh/ambikapur-43-years-of-akashwani-ambikapur-which-has-seen-the-golden-age-of-popularity-4755078 

द्वारा अग्रेषित : झावेन्द्र कुमार ध्रुव, रायपुर,jhavendra.dhruw@gmail.com.

Our Bright Children : Jasmine Kaur Roy D/o Sukhjinder Kaur, former DDG (P), AIR received the Rajat Kamal for Best Investigative Film



 
As posted by Sukhjinder Kaur ji...

The year ends on a high note as my daughter Jasmine Kaur Roy and her husband Avinash Roy received the Rajat Kamal for Best Investigative Film for their heart wrenching film Amoli at the National Film Awards yesterday. Extremely proud of their dedication and the hard work that they put in their work. Wishing you both many more laurels and success in life.

Courtsy : Parvesh AnkarAll India Radio & DDn Friends

A.L.Manjula Mrinalini, Artist AIR Thiruvanthapuram Receiving the Prestigious Akashvani Annual Award (1st Prize)4 the Musical Production,"Sangeethathile Dasa Parampara"



A.L.Manjula Mrinalini...Receiving the Prestigious... Akashvani Annual Award (1st Prize)4 the Musical Production,"Sangeethathile Dasa Parampara"...(Her Debut)from the Honourable I & B Minister,Sri.Prakash Javadekar@Akashvani Rang Bhavan,Newdelhi...

Source : Mavelikkara R V Rajesh
 
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Rajasthan Farmer Switches to Organic, Wins Padma Shri and Customers From 28 Nations



No harmful chemicals, no stubble burning – just pure food. And it works!

“Maine neki kiya aur dariya mein daal diya (I did a good deed and kept it to myself). Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise. I never expected anything in return, but the prestigious award is a validation of my work,” says Hukumchand Patidar, a farmer from Manpura village, Alwar district, Rajasthan.

In March this year, Patidar travelled to Delhi to collect the award for his low-cost organic farming model. When he was coming back home he had no idea that the whole village awaited his return eagerly.

“People from around 60 villages were present on the day I returned. People from my village had hired a band that played throughout the day. My family and relatives distributed sweets to every single person in Manpura. It was nothing less than a fair,” the 62-year-old happily recalls, while speaking to The Better India.

Going against his family’s wishes, the farmer with a social conscience started practising organic farming in the half-an-acre of land his reluctant family gave him for his ‘experiments’.

His ‘experiments’, contrary to their expectations, thrived.

Now, Patidar grows pulses, fruits, and herbs like coriander, garlic organically across the entire 40-acre family land. He exports over 2,000 kilos of garlic to Switzerland, 50 tonnes of fenugreek to Germany and 100 tonnes of coriander powder to Japan.

Organic Revolution in Rajasthan

Like millions of children born in an agrarian family, Patidar’s profession too was decided right after he was born.

Till 2004, the Patidar family practised conventional farming focussing on the quantity of production. Using chemicals and pesticides to get high output every season was a part of the family’s farming tradition.

“A farmer toils hard under the sun every day to ensure no one goes hungry, and yet farmers suffer the most. Be it a farmer with a small patch of land or one with a big farm, having financial stability is everyone’s priority. So, farmers have to opt for artificial methods to beat uncertain weather conditions. We were one of them,” explains Patidar.


So why was the decade-old custom dropped?

The instances of animals like dogs and peacocks falling sick or dying upon eating local crops gradually increased to a point where cows in Patidar’s own farm fell ill.

“I was aware of organic farming and its benefits. Although, I was also under the impression that crop output is less and the time needed to invest is more. But I was also convinced to make the shift. At first, my family didn’t entertain the idea, but they finally gave in, and I was given a small patch of land to experiment with,” adds Patidar.



From Failed Experiments to A Full-Fledged Model

In the first year of harvest, Patidar’s crops got damaged, and the output was less by 10 per cent. Despite the failure, Patidar refused to use hybrid seeds and pesticides. Not giving into despair, Patidar worked on developing organic fertilisers over the next few months.

He inveigled more land from his family for the experiment. He divided his land into three sections; one each for green manure, compost and jeevamrut (fertiliser made from cow’s urine and dung).

Patidar collected 40 varieties of fallen leaves in one part and in the next part of the land he dug a pit and poured cow’s dung, urine, milk and ghee along with yoghurt, turmeric powder, and gram flour to prepare jeevamrut.

Next, he added this mixture on the collected leaves, “Adding the two initiates the fermentation process and keeps the nutrients, vitamins and carbon intact.”

Instead of sowing seeds and then adding the organic fertiliser, Patidar sowed the seeds in the fermentation site.

Meanwhile, on the final patch of land, he prepared vermicompost manure using earthworms. He sprayed the manure on the plants once the cultivation process started.

Patidar also developed a solution for stubble burning. He used the agricultural waste for mulching process, “Instead of burning the crop residue that leads to air pollution, I let it remain on the land as a surface cover during the fallow period. It prevents soil erosion from wind or water and also conserves soil moisture,” Patidar explains.

Though the yield was less the following year, he sent the output for testing to the Rajasthan State Organic Certification Agency.

The agency later granted three licenses to Patidar — National Organic Program, India, National Programme for Organic Production and Technical Standards. The three documents permit Patidar to sell his organic produce in India, USA and other countries.

Increasing the Reach of Organic Food

Patidar gradually converted the entire 40-acre land into organic farmland, and his output also increased by 120 per cent.

He credits his broad reach in the market to his two sons who introduced him to digital marketing.

“Both my sons have a degree in Computer Science, but they chose to help me. I got lucky there. They built strong networks, first domestically and then internationally,” he says.

Due to these networks, Patidar was able to create an international clientele who show immense interest in his organic model of farming. And so far, Patidar has played host to his customers from 28 countries who visit the farm to see his work.

For international customers and the ones residing in urban areas, Patidar has installed a processing unit where the vegetables are packed with a fixed price on them.

Patidar’s profits come from here.

“We sell at double the market rates to clients who can afford organic food. Our annual profits are up to Rs 20 lakh.”
Accolades and Appeal

Padma Shri is only one of the accolades Patidar has received. In the past, the Central Government implemented Patidar’s farming model in 22 villages of Jhalawar district under which close to 4,000 farmers participated.

He was even invited as a distinguished guest to the television show – Satyamev Jayate hosted by actor Aamir Khan to educate people about the harms of consuming chemical-free food.

“We need to base our actions and decisions on our future. From our health to the environment, everything around is either degrading or getting polluted. As a farmer, I have taken care of that by switching to organic farming. I have dispelled all the myths around natural farming, and my only appeal to my fellow farmers is to stop using chemicals and pesticides,” Patidar signs off.

Credit: The Better India

Friday, December 27, 2019

प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश आकाशवाणी रायपुर को प्रथम पुरस्कार - आकाशवाणी वार्षिक पुरस्कार



आकाशवाणी वार्षिक पुरस्कार के अन्तर्गत वर्ष 2016 के लिए प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश आकाशवाणी रायपुर को सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन के लिए प्रथम पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया । 24 दिसम्बर, 2019 को नई दिल्ली में आयोजित समारोह में प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश के सहायक निदेशक समाचार एवं समाचार एकांश प्रमुख श्री विकल्प रंजन शुक्ला को यह पुरस्कार केन्द्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री श्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर ने प्रदान किया । इस अवसर पर प्रसार भारती के अध्यक्ष श्री ए.सूर्यप्रकाश, मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी श्री शशि शेखर वेम्पति आकाशवाणी के महानिदेशक श्री एफ. शहरयार के साथ सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय भारत सरकार तथा आकाषवाणी के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी उपस्थित थे । यह आकाशवाणी रायपुर के लिए गौरव की बात है । आकाशवाणी रायपुर का पूरा परिवार इस क्षण को लेकर गौरवान्वित महसूस कर रहे हैं और श्री विकल्प रंजन शुक्ला और प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश की पूरी टीम को इस उपलब्धि के बहुत बहुत बधाई दे रहे है । 

Source : S.K. Sharma, Steno

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आकाशवाणी औरंगाबाद केंद्र को आंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस सम्‍मान


आकाशवाणी के औरंगाबाद केंद्र को मराठी भाषा में 2019 का आंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस सम्‍मान कल दिनांक 26.12.2019 को घोषित हुआ हैं!

Source : Namrata Falke, PEX

Enter New Year with blessings of our Super Seniors...GS Virdi (81 years) former SE,



Gurdial Singh Virdi So nice. I am proud that I joined AIR at Bhopal as EA on 07 05 1963 and retired as SE DDK Mumbai in1996.Thanks any one remembering my tenures at Bhopal,Srinagar,Mumbai and Dimapur Nagaland.
 
PB Parivar Appeal - Let's enter New Year with blessings of our Super Seniors...
https://airddfamily.blogspot.com/…/pb-parivar-appeal-lets-e…
.......On a special blog series on Prasar Bharati Parivar Blog www.airddfamily.blogspot.in we wish to publish the well being of our Super Senior retired colleagues, who have contributed to our organisation immensely. We call upon Prasar Bharati Parivar Blog members to meet the known Super Senior (75+ years) retired friends and send at pbparivar@gmail.com, their photo, preferably with you and 2-3 lines about their well being. Blessings of elders will give us strength to sail through the future.,,,

Weekly PRP meeting at AIR Headquarters organised a farewell for the illustrious Director General, Sh. Fayyaz Sheheryar.



Weekly PRP meeting at AIR Headquarters at New Delhi, organised a poignant send off and farewell meet today, for the illustrious Director General, Sh. Fayyaz Sheheryar.

Source :Vijendra Sajwan






रेडियोसखी ममता सिंह को मिला सर्वश्रेष्ठ उद्घोषक का आकाशवाणी राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार..



और फिर पूरी हुई ख़्वाहिश..... आसमान से बरसे जगमगाते सितारे...24 दिसम्बर को दिल्ली में हमें मिला सर्वश्रेष्ठ उद्घोषक का आकाशवाणी राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार...। ये सिर्फ़ पुरस्कार नहीं
सभी बड़ों का आशीष है, आप सबका प्रेम है।

44वेंआकाशवाणी वार्षिक पुरस्कार का आयोजन आकाशवाणी दिल्ली के परिसर में नवनिर्मित भव्य रंग भवन सभागार में किया गया। सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री माननीय श्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर जी ने देश भर से आई आकाशवाणी की उत्कृष्ट प्रतिभाओं को अपने कर-कमलों से पुरस्कार प्रदान किये। इस अवसर पर प्रसार भारती के अध्यक्ष श्री ए सूर्यप्रकाश जी, CEO श्री शशि शेखर वेम्पति जी, सदस्य वित्त श्री राजीव सिंह, महानिदेशक आकाशवाणी श्री एफ़ शहरयार जी, प्रमुख महानिदेशक समाचार इरा जोशी भी उपस्थित थे।

आकाशवाणी के इतिहास में पहली बार सर्वश्रेष्ठ उद्घोषक और सर्वश्रेष्ठ समाचार वाचक के पुरस्कार दिए गए। इन पुरस्कारों की शुरुआत महानिदेशक श्री फैयाज़ शहरयार के प्रयासों से संभव हुई है। इस अभिनव पहल के लिए महानिदेशक महोदय का अभिनंदन।

आपकी इस रेडियोसखी को आप सबका जो प्रेम मिलता रहा है, उसके लिए सदा नतमस्तक रहूँगी। पुनः आभार पूरे आकाशवाणी परिवार का और आप सबका।

Source : Mamta Singh

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Inspiration:From Failing to Flourishing: The Transformation of Kedia


One may often think that what happens in rural India, has very little impact on those living in urban metropolises. However, the crisis of safe and nutritious food affects everyone from the farmers in the fields to us, the consumers. The nutritional valueof our food is on a decline in the last 3-4 decades. For example, the carbohydrate content in wheat has declined by 9% since 1989. The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) attributes this degeneration to deteriorating soil health, intensive agricultural practices and increase in atmospheric carbon. For healthy food, we first need healthy farming and that’s why the Bihar Living Soils (BLS) model was born.
The transformation of Kedia Village in Bihar is an inspiring story that shows change is possible even in the toughest situations. Today, the Bihar Living Soils model is motivating other villages across Bihar to adopt eco-friendly fertilisation and pest management solutions. But before we take the movement to more states across India, here’s a glimpse at how we got here.

Looking Back at Kedia

Traditional practices of ecological farming have been lost to harmful chemical-intensive farming which has become the conventional practice. Chemical-based farming deteriorates the soil and its ecosystem. This in turn, accelerates the climate crisis by increasing the frequency of droughts due to the soils’ inability to retain water. The harmful impacts can clearly be noted in the decline of India’s agricultural growth rate from 8.37% (1960-1970) to 2.61% (2000-2010). Chemical pesticides also present numerous health hazards which have claimed approximately 400 lives across India between 2015-2018. Like many other villages in India, Kedia farmers practised chemical-based farming for many years. This led to extreme damage that severely impacted their agricultural productivity and ecosystem.

Ecological Agriculture is the future

The Turning Point for Transformation

In 2014, Greenpeace India reached out to the Kedia farmers and the Bihar Living Soils (BLS) model of ecological farming was developed. We worked together with the Kedia farmers collective – Jivit Mati Kisan Samiti – and the concerned government departments, to co-create a biomass residue-based model which could transform the way food was grown in their village.
To conserve biomass residues such as cattle dung and urine, biogas plants and cattle sheds with concrete floors were constructed. Ecosan toilets were built to segregate human feces, urine and wash water, and convert them into soil nutrition supplement. Vermicompost pits were constructed to produce carbon and nutrition rich organic fertiliser. Several liquid manure and pest management solutions were prepared and experimented in the fields. Water conservation structures such as lakes and shallow wells were constructed. The Government of Bihar funded these constructions through its Department of Agriculture. A solar powered cold room to preserve vegetables, was established by Greenpeace India through crowdfunding. These interventions helped the community find sustainable organic solutions that could free the farmers from problems of poor soil health, groundwater depletion and ever-increasing input costs.

A Bountiful Harvest in Every Aspect

Today, Kedia Village is completely free of chemical pesticides. The farmers have switched from an unsustainable dependence on agrochemicals to a reliance on organic eco-friendly fertilisation systems and locally available natural solutions. Additionally, the newly-constructed wells have struck water at just a few feet, in what was once a water-deficit region!
Kedia is now a shining example of chemical-free farming that has changed the farmers’ lives and uplifted the village. They now reap good-quality organic crops which earn a higher price and increase their income. This in turn has allowed them to dedicate more funds to improving sanitation and education in the village.
By transforming Kedia village, the success of the BLS campaign earned recognition as an ecological farming solution model by the Bihar government. In this journey, the Kedia farmers and community are the real heroes who not only co-created the BLS model but also continue to work hard to ensure its success. Our next move is to spread this model to the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, which are rich in natural resources and biodiversity required for organic farming.
The success of the BLS approach of ecological agriculture, clearly demonstrates that the collaborative efforts of government agencies, farmers and civil society groups can lead us to a food production system which is economically remunerative to farmers, ecologically regenerative and free of harmful agrochemicals.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Three staff members of AIR Pune bagged Akashvani Annual Award in various categories.


The Akashvani awards were instituted in 1974 to promote professional excellence and bring out the best from the staff working at various radio stations and installations. On 24th December 2019, 44th Akashvani Annual Award function for the year 2016 and 2017 was organised in Rang Bhavan, Broadcasting House, New Delhi. I&B Minister Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr A Surya Prakash, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Shri F. Sheheryar, DG, AIR graced the function. During this function three staff members from AIR Pune received the awards.
AIR Pune's Regional News Section achieved 'Best Regional News Section Award'. Shri. Nitin Kelkar (Asst. Director, News Section) received this award. This section has adopted latest technology. Utilized social media like Facebook, Twitter, U Tube etc. to reach the people of every nook of the State. The section has became paperless. 
Smt. Tejashri Kamble (Programme Executive) receiver award for 'Best Programme for Women' category. She produced 'O Womaniya' feature based on Right to Pee. 
Smt. Shubha Dharmadhikari (Engg. Asst.) was selected as 'Best Woman Engineer'. This award was given to her on the basis of technical work she carried out in AIR Kolhapur. Recently she is transferred to AIR Pune. Her dedication, sincerity and humble nature fetched this award.

PB Parivar congratulates Shri. Nitin Kelkar, Smt. Tejashri Kamble and Smt. Shubha Dharmadhikari and wish them more success and honours in the years to come. 

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