Doordarshan Current Affairs - 2020

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‘Mahatma Lives’: UNESCO and DD to telecast TV Show on Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Doordarshan, country’s public service broadcaster has join hands to telecast TV bilingual programme ‘Mahatma Lives‘ or ‘Bapu Zinda Hain’ on 1-2 October 2019, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

The objective of programme is to celebrate his ideas and teachings and how it has shaped the lives of people in India as well as around the world.

Key Highlights of ‘Mahatma Lives’/ ‘Bapu Zinda Hain’ programme

It is an hour-long bilingual television programme that will feature rarely heard audio clips of Mahatma Gandhi. The clips include his speech from 1947, before Independence (i.e. before 15 August 1947), in which he addresses corporate leaders and exhorts them to give wealth for welfare of the society. Other clips include Gandhi talking about music and his speech on the caste system and eternal set of duties (Sanatam Dharam) on 7 June 1947.

These audio clips will remind countrymen vividly of Mahatma’s thoughts and philosophy, focusing specifically on education, culture and the sciences.

As per UNESCO programme will help discover/rediscover Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings about different themes and contemplate how Gandhi still remains the most influential person of 20th century who continue to inspires the old and the young today. It also shows how various aspects of Gandhi’s legacy remain relevant in todays’ times, not just to India but to world as well.

The programme will be telecast on 1 October 2019 at 10 pm and repeated on 2 October at 5 pm across the country on DD News. It will be jointly hosted by Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi Director, and renowned academician and historian Pushpesh Pant.

Prakash Javadekar releases patriotic song Watan for Independence Day

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released a patriotic song titled Watan in New Delhi to mark the occasion of Independence Day 2019. The special song has been created by public service broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) and Prasar Bharati for Independence Day.

About Watan Song

It pays tribute to New India, to the bravery and valour of armed forces and to martyrs of country. The song will add colour and fervour to celebrations of 73rd Independence Day of India.

The song highlights several path-breaking initiatives of government such as vision and determination behind recent successful launch of Chandrayaan 2, India’s second lunar exploration mission.

It has been sung by famous Bollywood singer Javed Ali and has been penned by lyricist Alok Shrivastav and music composed by Dushyant.

Song is being broadcasted by all  stations and kendras of Akashvani and Doordarshan.

Copyright Free: It has been made free of copyright by Doordarshan and Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for all FM stations, entertainment, news TV channels, social media and all other communication platforms to ensure that more citizens of country enjoy and share song.