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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Remembering Melville de Mellow on his 106 th Birth Anniversary

Melville de Mellow, who did seven hour commentary of the funeral procession of Mahatma Gandhi is known as the best broadcaster of the Nation, till date. Many say he was the Voice of the Nation. Today, Remembering Melville de Mellow on his 106 th Birth Anniversary, we present to you - " Harvest of Hunger in 1972 " - A write up by Sharad Bhosale, retired Station Director, AIR on his association with Padmashri Mellville De Mello.... 

Hope you enjoyed reading.......

Sri J.D.Swaminathan retired ASD, AIR passed away on 21st April 2019

Shri J.D.Swaminathan retired ASD, AIR passed away on 21st April 2019.From a humble beginning at a junior level of programme cadre he rose to become ASD because of his dedication and hard work . At the time of retirement in the mid 1990s he was ASD, AIR Chennai. Earlier he worked as Programme Executive at AIR Tiruchirappalli,CBS, Chennai.

Prasar Bharati Parivar condoles the demise of Shri J.D.Swaminathan and prays to the almighty for the peace of departed soul.
Contributed by:-Shri. Srinivasa Ragavan ,

All India Radio, Cuttack bagged two international awards at the 14th International Radio Festival of Iran, 2019.

It was a great occasion for All India Radio, when All India Radio, Cuttack achieved a rare reputation of winning two international awards at the 14th International Radio Festival of Iran, 2019. Saiti Rakhiba Meghara Murchhana, an edutainment progreamme on water crisis produced by Lalitendu Kanungo, PEx bagged first prize, while a musical jingle on the father of the nation produced by Tarunkanti Rout, AD(P) won the second prize in public service announcement category in an international contest among the best productions from 97 countries. Tarunkanti Rout was nominated by the Directorate to represent All India Radio at the award presentation ceremony in Tehran on 24th April, 2019. Sri Rout returned from Tehran with the awards and lots of accolades and experience. He was given a hearty welcome by the D.G. (AIR) on 29th April, 2019 in his Chamber at Akashvani Bhawan, New Delhi. Shown in the photograph are DG(AIR), F.Shehryar, Ms Sangeeta Goel, ADG IR, V. Shiv kumar ADP, IR and PEX YP Singh with Tarunkanti Rout.

Forwarded by:-Akashvani Cuttack

The many facets of the interesting radio channel

That was an evening when, having fiddled a lot with online news apps on my mobile phone, I switched on the radio at 8 p.m. I usually would do that at 9 p.m. to listen to the news on FM ‘Gold’. While changing the channels quickily, finding no great filler up till the news would start, I listened to a voice that perplexed me. That was humaari agli peshkash hai Hawa Mahal (our next programme is Hawa Mahal). How on earth could I hear the announcement of the famous programme of All India Radio’s (AIR) Vividh Bharati service?
In sheer disbelief, I continued listening to it for the next five minutes. Meanwhile I searched the Net and found out that from April 2015 “VB” services had been launched on the FM platform to reach a wider audience in the Delhi-NCR region. It was a breather for a listener like me and others who had grown up listening to the Vividh Bharati besides watching Doordarshan. The popular service from All India Radio, which offers a variety of programmes ranging from film music, skits, short plays to interactive programmes, and targeting all age groups, is one of the memories associated with my childhood.
When I was about five, my parents brought me and my sister to Mukteshwar from Almora, my birthplace. Mukteshwar is a nondescript hill station (utterly remote till the dawn of millennium 2000, now a well-known hill station) in Nainital district. It is surrounded by dense deodar and chir-pine forest. My father worked here and he
wanted us to get me admitted to the Kendriya Vidyalaya there. Those were the days when playschools did not exist. However, we had been to a kindergarten in Almora. It is located at a high altitude, hence the summers used to be you-wink-and-you-miss.
Being a small town there were few options of recreation, entertainment or dining out, so everybody used to stay at home before it got dark in the evening. The wild animals, including the big cats, too got active after darkness fell. Therefore people kept themselves indoors. The women would do the domestic chores and man either surrounded the bonfire in the common area of the government quarters or watched TV or listened to the radio.
The life-pattern at our home was no different from this. In the mornings, when my mother finished her pooja and we were done with the revision of our school lessons, my father used to switch on the radio and tune into Vividh Bharati. At breakfast we would enjoy Chitralok, which aired trailers of the latest movies. It was my favorite. The alternating narration by a male and female voice would give an impetus to the movie in such a way that one would leave all work and watch it intently.
Vividh Bharati had much more in its bouquet, beyond film music for the masses. Jaimala (a programme for soldiers), Hawa Mahal (my favourite No. 2), Inse Miliye, Bhoole Bisre Geet, Sangeet Sarita, Chitralok and Chhayageet are a few of the many popular programmes that were a part and parcel of our daily life.
In winter Mukteshwar used to get cut off from the rest of the country owing to snowfall. The surroundings looked beautiful; outside no other colour was visible but white. I would take out my father’s binoculars to see the lofty peaks and snow- capped forests from our window. The supply of essentials including newspapers would cease, water in the taps froze and we were under virtual house-arrest. The TV antenna would become dysfunctional. Power supply would only make a guest appearance.
To beat the chill, my mother would make a makeshift kitchen near fire-place in the living room and we would get fresh chapatis made over charcoal.
The radio would, thus, become the only medium of entertainment in winter. I remember how I used to pretend as if I had fallen asleep, but actually not until my father switched off the radio at 10 p.m. By that time we were fully entertained and apprised of the current affairs too. My father would give us trivia, picking up the keywords from the news. My love for Vividh Bharati became deeper after hearing such anecdotes. No discussion on Vividh Bharati is not complete without touching upon the legend Ameen Sayani; his quintessential voice and peculiar narration were amazing. Whenever I go down memory lane, I will remember my childhood and Vividh Bharati.
It was very popular in some neighbouring countries as well. Listeners of the short-wave network would write appreciation letters to AIR regularly.
In today’s context, the presentation on AIR may sound outdated but I still feel it had quality and substance. They say it is gloomy, whereas I say it actually can be heard by the whole family sitting together but doing their own thing. They say the news readers are monotonous but I strongly feel the 15-minute bulletin is enough for one to know current affairs.
Even today, when I have a wide range of choices of more than 500 channels, I relish Hawa Mahal and Chitralok, as I did during my childhood. The memories of my childhood are interlaced with winters and Vividh Bharati. People say I have become old, though I am just 32, but I don’t mind.

Varun Joshi 

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Forwarded by :- Shri. Mitul Kansal

इंसानियत ज़िन्दा है !

 दुनिया में अधिकांश लोग सिर्फ़ और सिर्फ़ अपने लिए जीते हैं.... मेरा घर, मेरी गाड़ी, मेरा बैंक बैलेंस, मेरे बच्चे.... वगैरह वगैरह...। पर कुछ ऐसे भी हैं जो ये सब कुछ दांव पर लगा देते हैं दूसरों की सेवा के लिए..जिन्हें वे जानते तक नहीं.... जिनसे उनका दूर-दूर तक कोई नाता रिश्ता नहीं होता । 
दिल्ली निवासी श्री रवि कालरा ऐसे ही शख़्स हैं जिन्होंने बीते लगभग 15 वर्षों से अपनी संस्था Earth Saviours Foundation के माध्यम से , तमाम चुनौतियों के बावजूद हज़ारों बेसहारा इन्सानों की ज़िंदगी को न सिर्फ सहेजा है बल्कि उन्हें इज़्ज़त और प्यार की ज़िंदगी भी दी है। रविवार 28 अप्रैल को दिन में 11 बजे ' Ek Mulaqat ' कार्यक्रम में आकाशवाणी दिल्ली के वरिष्ठ कार्यक्रम अधिकारी जैनेन्द्र सिंह ने इन्हीं रवि कालरा से अपने श्रोताओं को रु ब रु कराया । यह कार्यक्रम आकाशवाणी के FM Rainbow नेटवर्क ( Delhi NCR में 102.6 mhz) और देश में FM Rainbow की अलग अलग frequencies पर एक साथ सुना और सराहा गया है । साथ ही यह कार्यक्रम All India Radio Live app और DTH पर भी सुलभ रहा। इसे All India Radio की वेबसाइट पर भी दुनिया में कहीं भी सुना जा सकता है। इस बातचीत को सुनकर यह विश्वास और पक्का हुआ कि तमाम अन्तर्विरोधों के बावज़ूद ' इंसानियत अब भी ज़िन्दा है ' !

स्त्रोत :-श्री जैनेन्द्र सिंह की फेसबुक वाल

द्वारा अग्रेषित :- श्री प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ।

Monday, April 29, 2019

Retirement Message from Shri. R.Kulothunga Cholan, Deputy Director (E), SPT: AIR:Bangalore.

Dear All,
I am retiring on 30.04.2019 after putting in 39 years of service in various organization of “AIR &DD “, Min. of I & B. I have started my career as an Engineering Asst on 05.05.1980 at AIR, Vijaywada and retiring from SPT, AIR, Bangalore on 30.04.2019 as Deputy Director (Engg.). Thanks to our  organization for giving me the honour and opportunity to work at different posts at different stations both in AIR&DD, and to the level of DDE. When I turn back and see my journey I am blessed by the God for getting this opportunity. I am very happy to work with different personality engineers and matured for good management. The great wealth I am in my service is the friendship of my colleagues from different parts of country. I enjoyed and feel privileged for getting guidance and blessed at stalwarts of the department throughout the stretch of my service would rejoice the company of our beloved friends from AIR&DDK. Thus I successfully completed my journey to the entire satisfaction of the competent authorities and travelled and reached the destination safely. Especially my tenure at SPT, AIR, Bangalore where the maximum service rendered and it is a dream come true experience for my engineering skill of broadcasting.

I thank each and everyone in the Department, especially, my friends and colleagues wholeheartedly for whatever I have achieved and gained is all with my colleagues a fruitful and meaningful association with them including my superior’s guidance.

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

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to 
Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to for possible upload on the blog

Contributed by :- Shri. R.Kulothunga Cholan, Deputy Director (E), SPT: AIR:Bangalore.

Shri Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, Deputy Director(E) , DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2019.

Shri Prakash Kumar Mohapatra, Deputy Director(Engg.) , DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2019.He Joined on 07.02.1985 at AIR, Jeypore, Shri P.K.Mohapatra has served many Doordarshan Establishments such as DDK, Cuttack, DDK, Bhubaneswar, DDK, Guwahati & DDK, Kohima, LPT, Puri & HPT, Cuttack in different capacity. During his service period of more than 34 years , Shri Mohapatra has participated in the coverage of a number of International & National events such as CHOGM Summit at Nigeria, Commonwealth Games at Melbourne (2006), Commonwealth Games at Delhi (2010), Commonwealth Youth Games & World Badminton Championship at Pune, AFRO-ASIAN Game & Worl Military Game at Hyderabad, World Volleyball Championship at VIshakhapatnam , Asia Cup Cricket at Cuttack, National Games at Imphal, Ranchi,Hyderabad, Thiruananthapuram and many more. He has got recognisation for planning and execution of National Games at Ranchi & Guwahati , Commonwealth Game at Delhi & 22nd Asian Athletic Championship & World Cup Hockey-2018 (Opening Ceremony) held at Bhubaneswar. He has successfully lead the OB Team in the coverage of World Famous Car Festival of Lord Jagannath year after year that has brought much appreciation and award to the Kendra. Further, he has also contributed a lot in the Digitalisation of Studios, Tapeless Transmission , insertion of low cost video server for smooth 24 hours transmission and has coordinated all wings for enhancing the programme quality and also in the earning of Commercial Revenue at DDK, Bhubaneswar. He has much expertise in technical field and is quite knowledgeable, dedicated and leads the team from the front. 

Prasar Bharati Parivar and All the same of DDK, Bhubaneswar wish Shri P.K.Mohapatra a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to .Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by:-Shri. Pranabandhu Behera ,

Shri Champai Hansda, OB Van Motor Driver (Special Grade) , DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2019

Shri Champai Hansda, OB Van Motor Driver (Special Grade) , DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 30.04.2019 .He joined as a Motor Driver at DDK, Cuttack on 09.08.1985, Shri Champai Hansda was transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar in April 1993 . Since then, Shri Hansda has served DDK, Bhubaneswar . He was promoted to the post of Motor Driver ( Gr.-II) in August 1996, OB Van Driver (Gr.-III) in August 1999,OB Van Driver (Gr.-I) in 2004 and to OB Van Driver (Spl. Grade) in August 2016. During his service career of 33 years & 9 months , Shri Hansda has successfully driven the OB Van & Office Vehicle to many important events like CAR Festival of Lord Jagannath, Konark Festival, Visit of VVIPs to Odisha, National Level Football, Hockey, Volleyball Tournaments and many more. He is a soft spoken, disciplined and hard working employee of the organisation.

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

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to .Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by:-Shri. Pranabandhu Behera ,

Tribute to an Illustrious Legend Ustad Allarakha on his 100th Birth Anniversary.

Ustad Allarakha Qureshi (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000), popularly known as Alla Rakha, was an Indian tabla player specialized in Hindustani Classical music. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Ravi Shankar.

Ustad Allarakha Qureshi  was born in Phagwal, Jammu and Kashmir, British India. His mother tongue was Dogri. Growing up on a farm, Ustad Allarakha was always in awe of music, praising the traveling musicians he would occasionally have the opportunity to witness. At the age of 11, Ustad Allarkha ran away from home to stay with his uncle in the nearby Gurdaspur to pursue music. Finding little chances for grooming and appreciation, the determined young lad ran away from home, became a disciple of tabla began studying it with Mian Kader Baksh of the Punjab gharana of tabla players. Sabir Rakha, a brother, also played the tabla. He studied voice and Raag Vidya under Ashiq Ali Khan of the Patiala gharana. His regimen of practice and dedication were legendary: hours upon hours of hard, disciplined practice, that would later pay off.

He was married to Bavi Begum and their marriage produced three sons, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi and Taufiq Qureshi; two daughters, Khurshid Aulia née Qureshi and Razia; and nine grandchildren. Allah Rakha had a third daughter named Roohi Bano who was born in Pakistan and achieved a "legendary" status in television and film acting.

Ustad Allarakha Qureshi  began his career as an accompanist in 1936 on Lahore Radio station and then as an All India Radio staffer in Bombay in 1940, playing the station's first ever tabla solo and elevating the instrument's position in the process. Soon after, he composed music for a couple of Hindi films from 1943–48.

However, he still played as an accompanist, for soloists like Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Allauddin Khan, Vilayat Khan, Vasant Rai, Ali Akbar Khan, and Ravi Shankar. The venerable master achieved world renown as Shankar's chief accompanist during his apex in the 1960s, delighting audiences in the West with his percussive wizardry, not only as an uncanny accompanist with flawless timing and sensitivity but also as a soloist where he was a master of improvisation, a prolific composer and an electric showman. The partnership was particularly successful, and his legendary and spellbinding performances with Shankar at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969 served to introduce classical Indian music to general Western audiences.

He became a Ustad (teacher) to Shankha Chatterjee (in 1962), Yogesh Samsi, Prafulla Athalye, Aditya Kalyanpur, Anuradha Pal, Nishikant Barodekar, Uday Ramdas, Shyam Kane, and his sons Taufiq Qureshi and Fazal Qureshi. His eldest son, Zakir Hussain is also an accomplished tabla virtuoso. Rakha popularised the art of tabla, playing across the globe, elevating the status and respect of his instrument. "Abbaji" (as he was affectionately known by his disciples) also bridged the gap between Carnatic music and Hindustani music by playing with both renowned Carnatic musicians and other Hindustani stalwarts.

Leading American percussionists in rock n' roll, such as the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, admired him and studied his technique, benefiting greatly even from single meetings. Hart, a published authority on percussion in world music, said: "Allah Rakha is the Einstein, the Picasso; he is the highest form of rhythmic development on this planet." Rakha also collaborated with jazz drummer Buddy Rich on their 1968 album Rich à la Rakha.

Rakha was part of the ensemble accompanying Ravi Shankar during George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh shows, held in New York City in August 1971. The success of the live album and concert film from this event presented Indian classical music to a wide audience in the West. Rakha was awarded the Padma Shri in 1977 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1982. He was also featured in a Google doodle on 29 April 2014 on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Ustad Allarakha Qureshi (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000) died on 3 February 2000 at his Simla House residence on Nepean Sea Road following a heart attack, which he suffered on learning of the death of his daughter, Razia, the previous evening. 

The song may be over, but the melody will linger on. ... PB Parivar pay the tribute to a talented and timeless tabla nawaz. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq Dy.Dir News Radio kashmir bereaved

Mother of Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq head news Radio Kashmir passed away on 26 April night.
Her namaz I janaza was offered on 27.04.2019 at 11am at her ancestral home in Churmujwah Beerwah Badgam...

Dr Rafeeq Masoodi Former ADG Doordarshan and Secretary Cultural Academy Condoled the sad demise and Prayed to Almighty ALLAH to grant her highest place in jannah.. 
He expressed solidarity with bereaved family.

Source : Rafeeq Masoodi

आकाशवाणी मुंबई के पूर्व म्यूज़िक कम्पोज़र दीपक पाटेकर जीवन गौरव पुरस्कार से सम्मानित

हाल  ही में आकाशवाणी मुंबई के पूर्व म्यूज़िक कम्पोज़र दीपक पाटेकर को मुंबई की साई सेवा संस्थान की तरफसे २०१९ की लिए जीवन गौरव  पुरस्कार से नवाज़ा गया.ये पुरस्कार प्रसिद्ध मराठी कवी एवं गीतकार प्रा प्रवीण दवणे  इनके हस्ते प्रदान किया गया. श्री दीपक पाटेकर ने आकाशवाणी पुणे और मुंबई में २५ साल से ज्यादा संगीत क्षेत्र में योगदान दिया है ,उन्होंने कई  मराठी फिल्मोंको और मालिकाओंको अपने संगीत से सवाँरा है. 

बहुत ही प्रतिभासम्पन्न और विनयशील इस कलाकार का  प्रसार भारती परिवार अभिनन्दन करती  है 

भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि : Remembering (Late) Shri Chandramani Samal, former Floor Assistant DDK Bhubaneshwar on his 5th death anniversary.

Shri Chandramani Samal, Floor Assistant of Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar had passed away on 28th April 2014, five years back. Born on 12.06.1960 at Julikipada village of Cuttack District, Shri Samal had joined Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar on 1st June 1994 as Floor Assistant. Shri Samal was a soft spoken, punctual and a dedicated employee of the organization. He was a friend of needs to his colleagues. He was 54 years old at the time of death and is survived by his wife and a son.

Prasar Bharati Parivar volunteer had talked to his wife Smt. Meenajana and conveyed our rememberance to the whole family. Our volunteer was not able to talk to her properly as she does not know to speak Hindi/English. Finally her brother Shri Niranjan Jana who came to visit her from Hyderabad helped us and gave us information. Shri Samal's only son Viplavkesari Samal completed his B.Tech in Civil and searching for a job. They are presently staying at Bhubaneshwar in their own house. Mrs. Samal is also leading a good life with little bit ailments.

Any Parivar members who wishes to talk or to contact his family members can contact his Wife Smt. Meena jana on Mobile No. 8895041124 and convey their rememberance to the family members and give them strength.

At PB parivar, we feel that our family bonding shall remain alive even after unfortunate demise of our colleagues and we shall try to stand with the families of our such friends and shall try to provide help and strength to them. We call upon all PB parivar members and volunteers to keep working in this direction and make us a true Family...

आकाशवाणी जोधपुर के वरिष्ठ उद्घोषक भानु पुरोहित मतदाता जागरूकता अभियान के ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त

वरिष्ठ उद्घोषक भानु पुरोहित को मतदाता जागरूकता अभियान के ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है

द्वारा योगदान :- Mitul Kansal

Saturday, April 27, 2019

airworldservice Producer MonicaGulati gets best production Award by ABU_HQ

@airworldservice , Producer #MonicaGulati gets best production #Award by @ABU_HQ in it's 4th investiture ceremony held in #Kathmandu yesterday

Source : @fsheheryar

Congratulations and choicest best wishes from PB Parivar...

भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि : Remembering (Late) Shri A. N. Jha, former PEX AIR Darbhanga on his 5th death anniversary.

Shri Aditya Nath Jha, PEX, AIR Darbhanga had expired on 27th April 2014, five years back. Shri Jha had joined Akashvani Darbhange as TREX in the year 1995 and got promotion as PEX in the year 2014 (before his death) at AIR Darbhanga itself. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

PB parivar volunteer had talked to his wife Smt. Jayanti Jha and conveyed our rememberance to the whole family. Smt. Jha had undergone kidney transplant in the year 2010 and leading her life under doctors consultancy. With proud she told us that their daughter Anushree  after completing her studies in B.SC (Agriculture) and Agro Business Management in Hyderabad got placement in Mumbai. She will join her job in the coming days. Their son Apurva Bhardwaj is now learning Japanese language after 12th at Hyderabad. Presently Mrs. Jha was staying at Delhi where her treatment is going on but now she will move to Mumbai to stay with her daughter. 

Any Parivar members who wishes to talk or to contact his family members can contact his Wife Jayanti on Mobile No. 9122894629 and convey their rememberance to the family members and give them strength. I also request our family members to pray to Almighty God for Mrs. Jha's health so that she can take care of her children alongwith other family members.

At PB parivar, we feel that our family bonding shall remain alive even after unfortunate demise of our colleagues and we shall try to stand with the families of our such friends and shall try to provide help and strength to them. We call upon all PB parivar members and volunteers to keep working in this direction and make us a true Family... 

128th Birth anniversary celebrations of Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar at HPT, AIR, Avadi

128th birth Anniversary Celebrations of Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar was organised at HPT, AIR, Avadi on 26.04.2019. Shri R Krishnakumar, Advocate, Secretary Madras High Court Advocates Association was the Chief Guest in the Function. Shri S Nellai Nayagam, DDGE, HPT, AIR Avadi welcomes the Guest and other staff on the Occation. Shir S Pandi, DE, HPT, Avadi Shri A Tennis HPT Avadi Shir Rajavel, PEX, DDK, Chennai spoke on the occasion. The function ended with the vote of thanks by Shir Dinesh Kumar. Entire staff of HPT, AIR, Avadi paricipated in full strength and made the function a grand success.

Contributed by :- S Nellai Nayagameege, HPT, AIR, Avadi.

Retirement of Smt M A Thankam(UDC) at AIR Thrissur

Smt M A Thankam (UDC) is retiring on 30.04.2019 after 30 years of service. She joined at VBS Mumbai as CG II in 1989. She had worked at AIR Calicut, AIR Thrissur, DD Trivandrum, and finally transferred to AIR Thrissur in 2017.

Her message to all staff :- " Friends, become the owner of a rich life enjoying the excellence and glory of this pious institution.Thank you all" .

Staff of AIR Thrissur wishes her a healthy retirement life.

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

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to 
Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by :- Shri. Cheppad A E Vamanan Namboothiri, Vocal Artiste, AIR Thrissur

आकाशवाणी की संगीत स्पर्धा के विजेता पुरस्कृत

ख्यात शास्त्रीय गायिक पद्मभूषण पंडित गोकुलोत्सवजी महाराज ने आकाशवाणी की संगीत प्रतियोगिता में विजेता रहे प्रतिभागियों को सम्मानित किया। परिसर में ही किए गए इस कार्यक्रम में उन्होंने कहा कि संगीत एक साधना है और आसानी से नहीं सीखा जा सकता। युवा विजेताअों में कला, वाणी और संगीत का कौशल है। आकाशवाणी ने उन्हें अपनी कला को दिखाने का मौका दिया है। आकाशवाणी के मंच से ही बड़े बड़े कलाकारों को मौका मिला है, इसमें पंडित रविशंकर से लेकर उस्ताद बिस्मिल्ला खान जैसे कलाकार शामिल हैं। 

विजेताअों ने अनुभव साझा किए 

उन्होंने उपशास्त्रीय गायन में प्रथम रागिनी देवले, संतूर वादन में प्रथम प्रकृति वाहने और खयाल गायन में द्वितीय रही नयनिका नंदी को सम्मानित किया। इस मौके पर इन कलाकारों ने अपनी सांगीतिक यात्रा के अनुभव साझा किए। आकाशवाणी अखिल भारतीय स्तर पर युवा प्रतिभाअों के लिए शास्त्रीय, सुगम और लोक संगीत की प्रतियोगिताएं करता है। कार्यक्रम प्रमुख मिलिंद सुभेदार ने स्वागतभाषण दिया। संचालन कार्यक्रम अधिकारी ब्रह्मप्रकाश चतुर्वेदी ने संचालन किया और उपमहानिदेशक अभियांत्रिकी सेतु माधवन ने आभार माना।

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द्वारा अग्रेषित :- श्री. श्री. झावेंद्र कुमार ध्रुव

Friday, April 26, 2019

25 अप्रैल : बड़ी खबर थी दूरदर्शन का रंगीन हो जाना

एक जमाने में लोग सिनेमा के पर्दे पर लोगों को चलते फिरते देखकर हैरान हुआ करते थे। फिर टेलीविजन के रूप में कुछ इंच का यह जादू घरों तक पहुंचने लगा। घर कितना बड़ा है इसका अंदाजा उसपर लगे ‘एंटेना’ से लगाया जाता था। शाम के वक्त ‘एंटेना’ की दिशा बदलना और चिल्लाकर पूछना ‘आया’ इस बात का संकेत होता था कि फलाने घर में टेलीविजन पर तस्वीर साफ नहीं आ रही है। ये बातें पुरानी जरूर हैं, लेकिन ज्यादातर लोगों के जहन में आज भी ताजा हैं। देश में ‘बुद्धू बक्सा’ अर्थात दूरदर्शन का आना जितनी बड़ी खबर थी, उतनी ही बड़ी खबर थी उसका रंगीन हो जाना। 25 अप्रैल 1982 ही वह दिन था जब दूरदर्शन श्वेत श्याम से रंगीन हो गया।

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Unprecedented... All India Radio, Cuttack did it! Of eight categories in which competitions were invited by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, this year, All India Radio, Cuttack bagged prizes in two categories. A First Prize in Edutainment Category and a Second Prize in Public Service Announcement Category. In the 14th International Radio Festival and 6th Radio Forum observed from 30th March, to commemorate Iran Radio Day today - the 25th April, 2019 the winners from all over the world assembled in Tehran. The Award Ceremony was held yesterday, in which Tarunkanti Rout, AD(P) from AIR, Cuttack represented India. The producer of the Edutainment programme, Saiti Rakhiba Meghara Mruchhana, is Lalitendu Kanungo, Programme Executive and that of Public Service Announcement programme is Tarunkanti Rout, AD(P) of AIR, Cuttack. The awardees receive cash prize apart from mementos and felicitations. Today goes into the history of All India Radio as a golden moment.

PB Parivar congratulate AIR Cuttack and wish them more success in future.

Contributed by :- Shri. Narendra Nath Patnaik, PEX, AIR, Cuttack

मतदाता जागरूकता पर नुक्कड़ नाटक ।

कानपुर की "नाट्यांंगन" नाट्य संस्था द्वारा मतदाता जागरूकता अभियान के अन्तर्गत आकाशवाणी लखनऊ के वरिष्ठ कार्यक्रम अधिशाषी श्री प्रतुल जोशी लिखित नाटक "अब जनता की बारी है" का मंचन आज 25अप्रैल को जी. एस. वी. एम. मेडिकल कॉलेज कानपुर के बाह्य चिकित्सा विभाग के खुले कॉरिडोर में सम्पन्न हुआ । यही नाटक 25अप्रैल को कैंसर संस्थान परिसर में भी सम्पन्न हुआ ।निर्देशन श्री अवधेश कुमार मिश्रा का था।बड़ी संख्या में लोगों ने इससे प्रभावित होकर शत प्रतिशत मतदान करने का संकल्प लिया ।

स्त्रोत:-श्री अवधेश कुमार मिश्रा की फेसबुक वाल

द्वारा योगदान :-प्रफुल्ल कुमार त्रिपाठी, लखनऊ।

Tribute to Pioneer of long distance Radio communication, Guglielmo Marconi on his 145th birth anniversary.

Guglielmo Marconi, (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission, development of Marconi's law, and a radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor of radio and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy"
Marconi was also an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom in 1897 (which became the Marconi Company). He succeeded in making an engineering and commercial success of radio by innovating and building on the work of previous experimenters and physicists. In 1929, Marconi was ennobled as a Marchese (marquis) by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and, in 1931, he set up the Vatican Radio for Pope Pius XI.
Marconi was born into the Italian nobility as Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi in Bologna on 25 April 1874, the second son of Giuseppe Marconi (an Italian aristocratic landowner from Porretta Terme) and his Irish/Scot wife Annie Jameson (daughter of Andrew Jameson of Daphne Castle in County Wexford, Ireland and granddaughter of John Jameson, founder of whiskey distillers Jameson & Sons). Marconi had a brother, Alfonso, and a stepbrother, Luigi. Between the ages of two and six, Marconi and his elder brother Alfonso lived with their mother in the English town of Bedford.
Marconi did not attend school as a child and did not go on to formal higher education. Instead, he learned chemistry, math, and physics at home from a series of private tutors hired by his parents. His family hired additional tutors for Guglielmo in the winter when they would leave Bologna for the warmer climate of Tuscany or Florence. Marconi noted an important mentor was professor Vincenzo Rosa, a high school physics teacher in Livorno. Rosa taught the 17-year-old Marconi the basics of physical phenomena as well as new theories on electricity. At the age of 18 back in Bologna Marconi became acquainted with University of Bologna physicist Augusto Righi, who had done research on Heinrich Hertz's work. Righi permitted Marconi to attend lectures at the university and also to use the University's laboratory and library. 
From youth, Marconi was interested in science and electricity. In the early 1890s, he began working on the idea of "wireless telegraphy"—i.e., the transmission of telegraph messages without connecting wires as used by the electric telegraph. This was not a new idea; numerous investigators and inventors had been exploring wireless telegraph technologies and even building systems using electric conduction, electromagnetic induction and optical (light) signalling for over 50 years, but none had proven technically and commercially successful. A relatively new development came from Heinrich Hertz, who, in 1888, demonstrated that one could produce and detect electromagnetic radiation. At the time, this radiation was commonly called "Hertzian" waves, and is now generally referred to as radio waves.
There was a great deal of interest in radio waves in the physics community, but this interest was in the scientific phenomenon, not in its potential as a communication method. Physicists generally looked on radio waves as an invisible form of light that could only travel along a line of sight path, limiting its range to the visual horizon like existing forms of visual signaling. Hertz's death in 1894 brought published reviews of his earlier discoveries including a demonstration on the transmission and detection of radio waves by the British physicist Oliver Lodge and an article about Hertz's work by Augusto Righi. Righi's article renewed Marconi's interest in developing a wireless telegraphy system based on radio waves, a line of inquiry that Marconi noted that other inventors did not seem to be pursuing.
At the age of 20, Marconi began to conduct experiments in radio waves, building much of his own equipment in the attic of his home at the Villa Griffone in Pontecchio (now an administrative subdivision of Sasso Marconi), Italy with the help of his butler Mignani. Marconi built on Hertz's original experiments and, at the suggestion of Righi, began using a coherer, an early detector based on the 1890 findings of French physicist Edouard Branly and used in Lodge's experiments, that changed resistance when exposed to radio waves. In the summer of 1894, he built a storm alarm made up of a battery, a coherer, and an electric bell, which went off when it picked up the radio waves generated by lightning.
Late one night, in December 1894, Marconi demonstrated a radio transmitter and receiver to his mother, a set-up that made a bell ring on the other side of the room by pushing a telegraphic button on a bench. Supported by his father, Marconi continued to read through the literature and picked up on the ideas of physicists who were experimenting with radio waves. He developed devices, such as portable transmitters and receiver systems, that could work over long distances, turning what was essentially a laboratory experiment into a useful communication system.

PB Parivar pay tribute to this great scientist on his 145th birth anniversary. 

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