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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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सतर्कता जागरुकता सप्ताह पर दूरदर्शन प्रांगण में केंद्र के अधिकारियों एवं कर्मचारियों को सतर्कता शपथ दिलाते हुए श्री डी.एन.मोघे, उप महानिदेशक/केंद्राध्यक्ष. Source-दूरदर्शन उत्तर प्रदेश

AIR, Nagercoil 30th Anniversary today





AIR, Nagercoil, the first Local Radio Station of India is celebrating and completing 30th Anniversary and enter into the 31st year. Here are old photo related to inaugural function held on 30th OCtober 1984 by Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Min. of & Inf & Broadcasting,Govt of India with the Minister of Irrigation, Govt of Tamilnadu Shri. Y.S.M. Yousuff . some other photos related to Folk festival organised by AIR, Nagercoil on 1986 are also placed as remembrance.


Contributed by : Asst. Director ( P), AIR, NAGERCOIL
04652-260243, Email airnagarcoil@gmail.com

The Foundation Day is indeed an occasion to celebrate the efforts of all the past and present employees which have brought the station to this stature. Prasar Bharati Parivar extends heartiest greetings and choicest best wishes to all staff members of AIR Nagarcoil on this occasion. You can also do so by putting your comments below this post.

Here is a brief about the station  from  Sh.N. Tamilvanan, Assistant Director/ HOO AIR Nagarcoil

AIR, Nagarcoil (which is very near to historical fame Cape Comorin – Kanyakumari) is one of the oldest stations commissioned in India under the concept of Local Radio Station Broadcast way back in 1984.

The station was inaugurated by the then Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad under the presidentship of the then TN state Irrigation Minister Sh. Y.S.M. Yusuf. The grand inaugural function with dignitaries was followed by choral music presentation by Sh. M.B. Srinivasan & Party and function was covered live & relayed by other stations in Tamilnadu & Pudhuchery.

Initially the station started broadcasting programme in the evening from 6 pm to 9 pm with 1 KW transmitter on MW (187.3 – 1602 KHz) and later on shifted to FM mode with effect from 01.03.1997 with 2 x 5 KW transmitter broadcast on 101 MHz and named Kumari FM.

The office and studio complex started functioning from 1984 in a asbestos roofed building gifted by TANSI, a Govt. of Tamil Nadu Undertaking and the transmitter is consisted with studios at Konam, Nagercoil. The transmission pattern of AIR, Nagercoil is - : Tr. I 5.55 AM to 9.30 AM, Tr. II 12 Noon to 4 PM & Tr. III 5.30 PM to 11 PM. And with effect from 01.11.2014 this station falling in line with uniform pattern of broadcast of LRS, will have conitunous transmission from 5.55 AM to 5 PM and the evening transmission from 5.30 Pm to 11 PM as is being broadcast now.

This station caters to the needs and aspirations of this part of the region namely Kanyakumari District in full, bordering Tirunelveli, Tuitcorin & Trivananthapuram Districts partially. AIR, Nagarcoil’s Kumari FM 101 MHz reach out people with its weekly origination of totaling more then 85 hours of broadcast excluding coordinated programmes and News relay. The station has the credit of broadcasting farmers programme with exclusive sponsorship of union Ministry of Agriculture daily at 7.30 AM and also originating local news dailyu at 7 AM creating a separate chunk for wider coverage of events.

In addition programmes for Women, Youth, Childern, Senior citizen, Programmes on Health, Education, Co-operations Science, Sports, Physical education, Live phone in programmes featuring experts/officials. Programmes on various forms of folk arts, Debate/talks shows are broadcast. Wider coverage to the important events held as various places across the zone are extended. Many special audience invited audience programmes arranged at different places of the Dt Covering the major festivals anniversaries like Diwali, Pongal, New year, Folk arts, Youth Day, Children’s Day, Sivalaya ottam, historical Susidram Temple car festival, Mandaikadu Bhagavathi amman kodai, Koliancodu Thookka Thiruvizha etc. AIR, Nagarcoil provide a platform to the public to address their problems/issues concerning Drinking water, infrastructure facilities, civil supplies, maintenance of ponds, rivers, encroachments, transport facilities, public health Agricultural & Plantation labours and so on.

AIR, Nagarcoil was awarded with Gold Medal by Govt. of Tamil Nadu for its production on National Integration and communal harmony.

More recently (15.10.2014) arranged a Diwali special Humour programme at S.T. Hindu college, Nagercoil wherein leading speakers were associated and the same was well received. In all the commitment to the listeners are carried out in full swing untirelessly. Senior/ veteran broadcasters who had long broadcast association with this station are being invited for broadcast now.

I seize this opportunity to assure our sustained effort to serve the people of this region through well defined objectives.

N. Tamilvanan

REMEMBRANCES- Mrs. Suvarna Barthakur

Year 1990 is memorable: I joined All India Radio, Guwahati, on an Inter- Ministerial transfer from Central Water & Power Research Station, Khadakvasala, Pune, where I worked as the Senior Librarian of its Research Library. But I had started my career as librarian at the young age of 17 when I joined the Kesari Maratha Granthalaya, where I did micro-filming of the old Kesari newspapers. After completing my Bachelor of Library Science, I first joined the Library of the SNDT College, Pune, and thereafter the august library of the Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, where I did bibliography work of a large number of books and research publications. Later at CW&PRS besides doing indexing and abstracting works I also did much work on a thesaurus on Water & Power Science. While working there, I visited the Library of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and studied the system of its vast library. Thereafter, I presented a paper on Indexing & Abstracting at the CW&PRS, which was well received, and my recommendations were adopted to improve the system of its Research Library.

AIR, Guwahati was a bonanza of all round fellow feeling, team work and bonhomie. The Station boasted of a number of popular musicians, singers, writers and dramatists who obtained national laurels. People were friendly and helpful. I remember Mr. P. K. Singson, who was then its Station Director, and subsequently rose to become the Dy. Director General. Compassionate and understanding, he was very sensitive to staff welfare. AIR, Guwahati gave me the opportunity to attend a much valuable training programme at ABU, Kuala Lumpur, which widened my exposure in Library Science; and also a training programme on computer applications at the Directorate, New Delhi.

In 1994 I moved to New Delhi and joined as the Librarian, Central Technical Library, at the Directorate, and worked there up to 1997, when I sought transfer to Pune and joined the AIR, Pune, where I worked in Audio & record Library. As a trained hand in Library Science, a librarian’s job is to maintain the book library, programme records of the station and provide information to the programme staff. In retrospect, so much I have learned, and so much unlearned at the AIR. Today I lay my service after about 33 years of active work as a librarian with a feeling of fulfilment and enter the age of ease. But I must also share with you my heart’s pangs: Joining as a Sr. Librarian at the CW&PRS, I joined as a Jr. Librarian at All India Radio, Guwahati, whereafter, by a fell swoop our position had been suddenly degraded as Library & Information Assistants. The question will ever trouble my mind as to how qualified postgraduates in Library Science, working as librarians for years, could be suddenly degraded as Library & Information Assistants. More so, when a librarian in the past had risen to become its Director General! If we are all Library & Information Assistants then where are the Librarians? The small group of librarians at All India Radio does not have the bargaining strength to get a fruitful answer to it. I hope a fruitful answer would be found in the future. With this, I part company from All India Radio in a poetical note:

Let the thick curtain fall;

I better know than all;
How little I have gained,
How vast the unattained.

O living friends who love me;
O dear ones gone above me;
Careless of other fame,
I leave to you my name.
Hide it from idle praises,
Save it from evil phrases.

--- Mrs. Suvarna Arun Barthakur All India Radio, Pune

Contributed by:- Smt Shubha Dharmadhikari, AIR Pune

RETIREMENT FROM DDK BHUBANESHWAR

Shri Tapan Prasad Rath

Cameraman Gr.-II, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.10.2014.
Date of Birth : 16.10.1954
Date of Joining Doordarshan : 04.02.1982
(DDK, Muzaffarpur)
Kendra Served : DDKs : Muzzafarpur,
UDK, New Delhi (Mandi House),
DDK, Cuttack, DDK,Imphal &
DDK,Bhubaneswar
Mobile No. : 094 370 11159
Joined as a Sound Recordist at DDK, Muzaffarpur, Shri Rath has served at UDK, New Delhi, DDK, Cuttack, Imphal and Bhubaneswar . While serving at DDK, Cuttack, he joined as Cameraman Gr.-II on 20.07.1987. Has received DD Award for Sound in 1983 for programme “Manas Gayan O’ Chitrankan” while serving at UDK, New Delhi and DD Monthly Award for Camera in 2003 for Manipuri programme “Thoibi”. Shri Rath has served Doordarshan for more than 32 years. Known as an articulate, sincere and hardworking employee of the organisation.

Shri Gangadhar Acharya

Graphic Artist, DDK, Bhubaneswar will retire from Government Service on superannuation w.e.f. 31.10.2014.
Date of Birth : 22.10.1954
Date of Joining Doordarshan : 17.10.1985
(DDK, Cuttack) Kendra Served : DDKs : Cuttack & Bhubaneswar,
Mobile No. : 094 376 30177
Joined as a Graphic Artist at DDK, Cuttack, Shri Acharya transferred to DDK, Bhubaneswar in November’1992 when DDK, Cuttack shifted to Bhubaneswar. Since then, Shri Acharya has served DDK, Bhubaneswar and gave his best to the Kendra. Known as a punctual, sincere and hardworking employee of the organisation.

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Our Cultural Heritage - हमें जिन पर नाज़ है।- Mangalu Charan Biswal

Mangalu Charan Biswal
Shri Mangalu Charan Biswal, recipient of Rastrapati Puraskar (President’s Award for Teachers) as a teacher and Sahitya Academy Award as a littérateur was born on 4.5.1935 in the village Pitapali, Sambalpur which later on inundated in the vast reservoir of Hirakud Dam. Consequently, his family migrated to Baradumuri of Paramanpur Block and settled there. Apart from a dedicated teacher fostering and nurturing students for their holistic developments, Sri Biswal wrote many Odia and Sambalpuri Poems, Prose, Novels & Plays among which “Bhukha” is famous, as it was filmed as the first ever Sambalpuri cinema and earned accolades.  
His maiden Odia poetry ‘Dhumala” was placed in a magazine “Yugabharati” published from Calcutta in the year 1950 which gave birth to a new poet who later on enriched the Odia and Sambalpuri literature with his numerous creative writings. His creations were not only confined to the field of poetry but also to other fields of literature like story, drama & prose pieces. Most of his creations carry the ethos and pathos of bucolic human beings. The voice of common man embellishes the mainstream of his writings. His literary compilations consist of 10 Poetry books, 04 Story Books, 03 Novels, 10 Plays, 05 Prose Books, 03 Autobiographies and 10 numbers of stories and a large numbers of poems for children. He has also awarded, inter alia, the prestigious Odisha Sahitya Academy Puraskar in the year 1999 for his relentless diligence and contribution to the world of Odia/Sambalpuri literature.

He got associated with All India Radio since 1969 when he got approval as a lyricist in Sambalpuri Folk Geet from AIR, Cuttack. Many of his Plays like, ‘Upanayika’, ‘Bhukha’(First Sambalpuri Film), ‘Udla Patar Budla Danga’, ‘Lura’, ‘Bhutiar Hatiar’, ‘Dadara Darpan’, ‘Ulgulan’, ‘Pahadara Swaralipi’, ‘Surendra Sai’, ‘Ma Samalei’, ‘Madhabi’, ‘Chhaili’ & ‘Barua’ have been recorded and broadcast not only from AIR, Sambalpur but also by other stations of Odisha .

Contributed by:- AIR SAMBALPUR , airsambalpur@gmail.com

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Special Series "Geeti Chitra" from DDK, Bhubaneswar

To highlight ancient Odia Literary Works, DDK,Bhubaneswar has produced a series entitling “Geeti Chitra”to track its reflection in present era. The series is innovative and research based starting from Charya Geeti, Siddha Geeti, Santha Geeti and Bhakta Geeti. To the tune of melodious songs of Dr.(Smt) Sangeeta Gosain, an eminent Odissi singer , Shri Baladev Maharatha, Painter of repute has drawn the art based on the theme of the songs. The series is of 3 episodes and duration of each episode is of 60 minutes. The series has been scheduled for telecast on DD-Odia from 17th November’ 2014 at 9.30 PM.


Contributed By:- Pranabandhu Behera pbbehera60@gmail.com

Doordarshan revamps advertising sales team

Broadcaster operated by Prasar Bharati appoints three officials to its ad sales team

State broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) has revamped its advertising sales team as it seeks to increase its ad revenue by 15-20% this year, two of its officials said. The broadcaster operated by Prasar Bharti has appointed three officials to its ad sales team— Tauquir Zaidi, national sales head; Aum Tiwari, regional sales head (west); and Gunjan Varshney, regional sales head (north)—over the past one month. “We have set up a new sales team and plan to get into aggressive marketing. We will approach new clients including PSUs (public sector units) that don’t advertise on our platforms apart from tapping into newer markets,” said a DD official who declined to be named. DD garnered a total advertising revenue of Rs.1,293 crore during FY2014. This is expected to increase to about Rs.1,400-1500 crore by March 2015, the officials cited above confirmed. On the programming side, a revamp of content for the DD network of channels is under way. “There will be more social issue programmes in line with national objectives such as Swachh Bharat. Another show on power-related problems of India will go into production soon,” said another DD official, also speaking on condition of anonymity. An eight-episode series on Swachh Bharat of half-hour duration each will go air on DD within a month.

Contributed by:- Jainender Nigam  prasarbharati.newsdesk@gmail.com

An initiative by AIR Vijaywada


FM Rainbow Krishnaveni, Vijayawada interacting with young girl students cum Entrepreneurs about their aspirations and plans for future to be self reliant.

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T.N. Seetharam-guest of the week in "Vaarada Atithi"




Noted Kannada film and TV serial director, actor and screenplay writer, T.N. Seetharam, was guest of the week in "Vaarada Atithi", broadcast live on Wednesday 22nd october 2014 from 9 to 10 am over VB 102.9 FM Vividhbharathi Bengaluru. Announcer Lalitha Sathyamurthy is seen interviewing him. TN Seetharam is well known for his immensely popular Kannada tele-serials Mayamruga, Mukta, Mukta-Mukta, Mahaparva etc. Station Director M.A. Ahmed was present on the occasion.

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