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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

‘Promotion of Indian Languages’ - Akashvani Panaji Hindi Fornight concluded.

Akashvani Panaji observed Hindi fortnight for promotion of Indian Languages. The Hindi Day messages of Shri Jawahar Sarkar, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati and Shri F. Sheharyar Director General Akashvani were read out in the Hindi Day celebration of Akashvani Panaji. Shri Ravindra Khasnis Assistant Director (Programme) presided over the function. Chief guest Shri Veni Madhav Borcar retired Deputy Director (Programme) Akashvani Panaji was welcomed by Smt. Manisha Shet. Hindi Day function was conducted by Shri Khageshwar Prasad Yadav Assistant 

Director (Official Language). Addressing the function Shri Veni Madhav Borcar, Shri Ravindra Khasnis, Shri Khageshwar Prasad Yadav,Shri Gopal Chipalkatti, Shri Vinay Khedekar and Shri Santosh Padgaonkar stressed the need to promote Official Language Hindi and Indian Languages as per provisions of Constitution of India. Hindi Essay, Hindi Noting-Drafting, English-Hindi Terminology, Hindi typing and Hindi Elocution competition winners, Viz Shri Vinay Khedekar, Shri Mukesh Thali, Shri Damodar Athalekar, Shri Premanand Kadam, Shri Nandadeepak Batta, Shri R. G. Gawade, Shri Rajendra Naik, Smt. Shakuntala Bharne, Smt. Charushila Desai, Shri Dinkar Yadav, Smt. Rekha Bohgati, Smt. Ranjana Redkar, Smt. Swati Maujekar, Smt. Snehal Fondekar, Shri Rajendra Sawant, Smt. Seema Mattas, Smt. Vaishali Fernandes, Smt. Anuja Mahale, Smt. Soniya Verlekar, Shri Ashok Gawas, Shri Ashok Bandodkar, Smt. Sharad Murgaonkar, Shri Nishakant Kerkar, Shri Gurudas Gawas, Shri Girish Halankar, Shri Ramnath Gawas and Shri Vijay Parwar were given cash awards by Shri Veni Madhav Borcar and Shri Ravindra Khasnis. On this occasion a variety programme was organized in which Shri Sadashiv Aiholi, Smt. Shakuntala Bharne, Shri Rajendra Naik, Shri Yogiraj Nayak, Smt. Usha Nayak, Shri Nanda Deepak Batta, Smt. Swati Maujekar, Shri Sitaram Bhogale, Smt. Seema Mattas, Smt. Vaishali Fernandes, Smt. Soniya Verlekar, Shri Nishakant Kerkar and Shri Vijay Parwar presented different items in Hindi, Konkani and Marathi. Shri Prasun Chatterjee and Shri Saish Deshpande accompanied on tabla, Shri Vishnu Shirodkar on syntheciser and Shri Santan Carvalo on octopad. Variety programme Vividha was conducted by Smt. Seema Mattas and Smt. Vaishali Fernandes. 

Contributed By :- Shri. Dinkar Yadav. AIR Panji.

DG-AIR in touch with stations through radio conferencing

All India Radio (AIR) has started a radio conferencing facility which will help its Director General connect with officials at its stations across the country and address them on professional and administrative issues simultaneously at a fixed time.

The first such radio conferencing was successfully done on September 18 where the AIR Director General addressed all stations and interacted with programme and engineering heads of stations on matters of professional and administrative importance.

“AIR has started radio conferencing from its headquarters covering all stations of AIR network throughout the country including Indian Islands.

“This enables the AIR Director General and other senior officers to address all AIR stations simultaneously at a fixed time on any day from their chambers,” an official statement said.

In future, this facility is proposed to be utilized extensively by the Director General for speedy implementation of time-bound schemes, the statement said.

The facility has been extended simultaneously to all stations using AIR’s in-house networking facility at captive earth station New Broadcasting House in New Delhi.

“Distribution is through satellite INSAT- 3C and/or GSAT 10 which are being used by AIR for its radio networking all over the country through 32 earth stations and over 200 receive stations spread over length and breadth of India including Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands,” the statement said.

Facilities of interactions have also been created in state capitals and some other important cities. Officials of these stations can interact with the DG using any device like landline telephone, mobile phone or AIR’s own dedicated captive distribution chain, the statement added.

AIR-FM Bathinda....

Source- Air-fm Bathinda FB, ब्लॉग रिपोर्ट—प्रवीण नागदिवे

Our Cultural Heritage - हमें जिन पर नाज़ है।-Kamalakar Rao

Kamalakar Rao is the son of great Philanthropist and Music lover Sri.G.Varada Rao and Netravathi of Rajahmundry, born on 6th June 1936.The musician in little Kamalakar showed up at the early age. Little Kamalakar used to play with Mridangam at the very tender age of 5. Noticing his interest his father got him enrolled under the initial steward of Sri.Raju garu, who used to play Mridangam during Bhajans at his house, later Kamalakar joined with late Sri.Varanasi Yagnanarayana Sastry of Rajahmundry who is from the family of Mridangam exponents. When Kamalakar attained the age of 10 years his father joined him under late Sri.Yella Sommana of Palakol, who used to come to Rajahmundry for concerts. Later in 1949 Sri.Sommana joined AIR Vijayawada and from then onwards Kamalakar used to go to Vijayawada to learn Mridangam once in a week. Noticing the sharpness of Kamalakar Sri.Sommana advised Sri.Varada Rao to take him to PALGHAT and join him under Mridangam Wizard Padmasri.Palghat.T.S.Mani Iyer. From the age of 13 Kamalakar learnt under him in Palghat and Thanjavur in “GURUKULAVASA PADDHATI”. Sri Mani Iyer treated Kamalakar as his own son and moulded him as a well accomplished artist.

Kamalakar rao is playing in ALL INDIA RADIO since inception of VIJAYAWADA RADIO STATION. He was graded ‘B’ when the first audition committee consisting of SRI Dwaram venkatswamy naidu and Mr. T V Subbarao as judges. He played National programme with Sri M. Balamurali Krishna in the year 1962 which was a direct relay from Delhi. Later he promoted as “A” grade artist directly from ‘B’ grade Later he promoted as A TOPCLASS artist in the year 1990. he took part in many National programme, Sangeeth sammelan, and radio week special programmes. He was an audition committee member since 1990. 

He has taken part in DOORDARSHAN when it was a black and white relay. Later he gave many concerts in DD accompanying renowned artists. He has given an percussion ensemble   in Radio sangeeth sammelan which was relayed by Door Darshan also.

Contributed By: Smt. R.Harsha Latha,Deputy Director (Engg.),AIR Siripuram,Viskahapatnam - 530 003,Andhra Pradesh.Telefax: 0891-2562084,e-mail address:
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आकाशवाणी पणजी में हिन्दी पखवाड़ा मनाया गया...

आकाषवाणी पणजी में सितंबर के पहले पखवाड़े को हिंदी पखवाड़ा के रूप में भारतीय भाषाओं के विकास के लिए मनाया गया । हिंदी दिवस समारोह में प्रसार भारती के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी श्री जवाहर सरकार तथा आकाषवाणी के महानिदेषक श्री एफ. षहरयार का हिंदी दिवस संदेष सुनाया गया । समारोह की अध्यक्षता आकाषवाणी पणजी के सहायक निदेषक ;कार्यक्रमद्ध श्री रवीन्द्र खासनीस ने किया । समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि श्री वेणिमाधव बोरकार सेवा निवृत्त उपनिदेषक ;कार्यक्रमद्ध आकाषवाणी पणजी का पुष्प गुच्छ से स्वागत श्रीमती मनीषा षेट ने किया । समारोह का संचालन श्री खगेष्वर प्रसाद यादव सहाक निदेषक ;राजभाषाद्ध ने किया । हिंदी दिवस समारोह को श्री वेणिमाधव बोरकार, श्री रवीन्द्र खासनीस, श्री खगेष्वर प्रसाद यादव, श्री गोपाल चिप्पलकट्टी, श्री विनय खेडेकर और श्री संतोष पांडगांवकर ने संबोधित करते हुए भारत के संविधान की भावना के अनुरूप राजभाषा हिंदी और भारतीय भाषाओं के विकास का आहवान किया । हिंदी पखवाडे़ के दौरान आयोजित हिंदी निबंध, हिंदी टिप्पण आलेखन, अंग्रेजी-ंउचयहिंदी षब्दावली, हिंदी टायपिंग ओर हिंदी भाषण प्रतियोगिताओं के लिए सर्वश्री श्री विनय खेडेकर, मुकेष थळी, दामोदर आठलेकर, प्रेमानंद कदम, नंदादीपक बट्टा, श्री आर. जी. गावडे, राजेंद्र नाईक, श्रीमती षकुंतला भरणे, श्रीमती चारूषिला देसाई, दिनकर यादव,श्रीमती रेखा बोगती, श्रीमती रंजना रेडकर, श्रीमती स्वाती मावजेकर, श्रीमती स्नेहल फोंडेकर, राजेंद्र सावंत, श्रीमती सीमा मट्टास, श्रीमती वैषाली फर्नांडीस, श्रीमती अनुजा महाले, श्रीमती सोनिया वेर्लेकर,अषोक गवस, अषोक बांदोडकर, श्रीमती षरद मुरगांवकर, निषाकांत केरकर, गुरूदास गावस, गिरीष हलर्णकर, रामनाथ गावस और विजय परवार को मुख्य अतिथि श्री वेणिमाधव बोरकार और आकाषवाणी के कार्यालय अध्यक्ष श्री रवीन्द्र खासनीस ने नकद पुरस्कार प्रदान किए । 
इस अवसर पर भारतीय भाषाओं में आयोजित श्विविधाश् कार्यक्रम में श्री सदाषिव ऐहोली, श्रीमती षकुंतला भरणे, श्री राजेन्द्र नाईक, श्री योगराज नायक, श्रीमती उषा नायक, श्री नंदा दीपक बट्टा, श्रीमती स्वाति मावजेकर, श्री सीताराम भोगले, श्रीमती सीमा मट्टासए श्रीमती वैषाली फर्नांडीस, श्रीमती सोनिया वेर्लेकर, श्री निषाकांत केरकर और विजय परवार ने हिंदी, कोंकणी, मराठी में विविध कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए । श्री प्रसून चटर्जी और श्री साईष देषपांडे ने तबले पर, श्री विष्णु षिरोडकर ने सिंथसाइजर और श्री सांतन कारवलो ने आक्टोपेड पर संगति दी । विविधा का संचालन श्रीमती सीमा मट्टास और श्रीमती वैषाली फर्नांडीस ने किया ।

योगदान :दिनकर यादवए वरिष्ठ अन्वेषकए आकाशवाणी पणजी

Campus Cleaning Programme

In response to DG's speech to all AIR station Heads on 18th Sep 2014 through RN, about the Prime Minister's Programme on Swachh Bharat, AIR Karaikal organised a Campus Cleaning Programme involving all staff and FM Presenters on 21/09/2014

 Contributed By:- air karaikal ,

भारत के लोकसेवा प्रसारक प्रसार भारती की एक नई लोकसेवा...

साभार—दैनिक न्यूज टुडे,इन्दौर. ब्लॉग रिपोर्ट—प्रवीण नागदिवे

AIR, Sambalpur arranged VANI certificate course

AIR, Sambalpur arranged VANI certificate course from 1st to 5th September, 2014 in respect of newly empanelled Casual Announcers & Comperes for which audition test was held at the station in the month of June this year. The course was participated by eleven fresh CAs & Comperes for which the Course Co-ordinator was Shri P.K.Srichanda, Station Director. In this course, training was imparted on the role, responsibilities & duties of Announcers/Comperes, pronunciation & articulation, speech correction, radio formats, presentation formats, writing announcements for radio, Hard disk based recording, dubbing editing with practical exercises. Apart from the Course Coordinator the classes were taken by Prof.(Dr.) Ashok Kumar Dash, Shri M.D.Panda, PEX, Shri L.K.Panda, PEX & Shri M.R.K.Rao, AE. 

Shri P.K.Srichandan, Station Director undertook a reorientation session of the existing Casual Announcers/Comperes on 14th September, 2014 in presence of the Programme Officers. The Station Director delivered & presented the manner in which announcements to be made during transmissions to catch the mood of listeners, articulation of announcements during broadcast of programmes of eminent personalities & music maestros, time management, use of appropriate fillers during transmissions etc. to sharpen their skills and knowledge.

Contributed By :- Shri. Kshetramani Bibhar, PA to SD, AIR, Sambalpur(Odisha)

Our Cultural Heritage - हमें जिन पर नाज़ है। Dr. MAHESWAR NEOG.

Dr. Maheswar Neog 

Late Dr. Maheswar Neog who did fondly remember his days with All India Radio, Guwahati, 1948-49, when it was just inaugurated, was yet another celebrated son of Mother Assam whose towering personality, ruled the roost in the national life of the Assamses for over five decades since the mid-century last.

Late Dr. Neog conducted the programme entitled “Gaonoliya Raijolor’ meant for the rural listeners where he participated as Dhanbar kaai, a rural character. He shaped and devised the programme so as it could cater to the needs of the rural masses. He adopted the distinctive rural style of speaking with his speech spiced with interesting anecdotes and humorous comments etc, that could easily command rapt attention of the listeners.Through this what may be called informal and homely atmosphere thus created, Dr. Neog and his colleagues were able to put in better their aimed say that included talks, counsels and handy hints on farming and animal husbandry to tips on health and hygiene and the like.

  Revered and remembered as an expert in oriental studies, Late Dr. Neog’s career as a university professor and scholar was marked by successive achievements that had him to the chairs, respectively, of Jawaharlal Nehru professor of Guwahati University and Shrimanta Sankardeva chair professor of Punjab University, Patiala, rose him to highly respectable and important positions in prestigious literary and cultural bodies of both nation and state level besides earring him honors that include the one of Padmashri. Dr. Neog’s publications, English& Assamese, count over fifty which find amongst them his research works on Assamese literature culture and Vaishnavite religion, his autobiography and poetry collection besides books edited by him.

Contributed By :- Shri Utpal Datta, Pex Co, All India Radio Guwahati,
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Akashvani and Doordarshan have a special significance as the grand old National Public Service Broadcasters and both of them have very rich and glorious history. Almost every renowned singer, celebrated dancer and distinguished and eminent writer have been associated with Akashvani, especially in the 1940s-70s and beyond. Many of them were associated with Doordarshan as well. Doordarshan has also contributed to the blossoming of many Film Directors, Artists, and Producers. PB Parivar calls upon each of its members to join hands in building up this data base and saluting our veterans and send such stories at

आकाशवाणी सातारा में हिन्दी पखवाड़े का उद्घाटन समारोह

आकाशवाणी सातारा में हिन्दी पखवाड़े का उद्घाटन समारोह सम्पन्न हुआ। इस आयोजन में मुख्य अतिथी के रूप मे सुपरिचित प्रा. श्री. प्रकाश बोधेजी को आमंत्रित किया गया था। मा. श्री. अनिल कोरे केन्द्र प्रमुख सातारा , श्री. कैलाश बेंद्रे सहायक अभियन्ता, श्री. विक्रांत मण्डपे कार्यक्रम अधिकारी एवं श्री. बलवंत यादव कार्यक्रम अधिकारी इस आयोजन में उपस्थित थे।                                                 

                                           द्वारा सहयोग से :- श्री. नितीन चावरे , आकाशवाणी सातारा

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