Doordarshan turned 61 today as the autonomous public service broadcaster was launched on September 15 in 1959. It brought back memories of a golden period when entertainment in the country revolved around serials such as Mahabharata, Fauji, and Malgudi Days, Shaktimaan, Shaka Laka Boom Boom.
Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar extended his greetings on the Foundation Day of India’s public broadcaster.
“Doordarshan is a part of his life. Doordarshan gave many good programs from Ramayana, Mahabharata to the unknown. Even today, India’s public service broadcaster Doordarshan, DDNews, DDKisan, DDBharati, DDNational, and DDRetro are connected continuously through so many channels. Happy #DoordarshanDay!” wrote Javadekar.
दूरदर्शन अपने जीवन का भाग है। रामायण, महाभारत से लेकर न जाने कितने अच्छे कार्यक्रम दूरदर्शन ने दिए। आज भी भारत का लोक सेवा प्रसारक दूरदर्शन, DDNews, DDKisan, DDBharati, DDNational और DDRetro इतने चैनल्स के द्वारा निरंतर हम सबसे जुड़ा है।
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 15, 2020
Doordarshan is one of the world’s largest broadcasting organizations in terms of studio and transmitter infrastructure. Doordarshan or DD provides services on television, radio, mobile, and the internet.
#Doordarshan comes of age, turns 61! #OnThisDay in 1959, Doordarshan was launched. Weaving countless moments of memories with its evergreen shows, since then, it has ruled our hearts. Even during the lockdown, with shows like Ramayana, Mahabharata,Shaktimaan,it captivated hearts. pic.twitter.com/LyaNo4XduU
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) September 15, 2020
Doordarshan Airs Old Classic 90s Serials; Mickey Mouse, DuckTales And The Jungle Book.On January 26 in 1967, Doordarshan aired Krishi Darshan programme, which later became Indian television’s longest-running programme.
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) September 15, 2020
Currently,DD operates 21 channels: two all-India channels (DD National and DD News), 17 regional satellite channels, 11 state networks, an international channel (DD India), a sports channel (DD Sports), DD Bharati, DD Urdu and DD Kisan. On DD National (DD-1), regional and local programs.
— Utkarsh Shrivastav (@shrivastavutka) September 15, 2020
Doordarshan ran India’s first-ever color telecast on April 25 in 1982.
— Ritu Gupta (@RituDreams) September 15, 2020
Salma Sultan, who joined Doordarshan in 1967, became the first news anchor.
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National telecasts (DD National) were introduced in 1982. Colour television began in India with the live telecast of the Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August of that year, followed by the colour telecast of the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.
दूरदर्शन अपने जीवन का भाग है। रामायण, महाभारत से लेकर न जाने कितने अच्छे कार्यक्रम दूरदर्शन ने दिए। आज भी भारत का लोक सेवा प्रसारक दूरदर्शन, DDNews, DDKisan, DDBharat, DDNational और DDRetro इतने चैनल्स के द्वारा निरंतर हम सबसे जुड़ा है।
— Akshay Gadhwal (@AkshayGadhwal2) September 15, 2020