Monday, November 12, 2007

Broadcasting Day

To commemorate the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Braodcasting House, All India Redio celebrated 12-11-2007 as public service broadcasting day. The day marks the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi at AIR premises at New Delhi in 1947. The father of the nation came to All India Radio for a special broadcast to address the refugees from Pakistan camping at Kurukshetra. A special programme was organised on this occasion in the premises of Broadcasting House. Gandhiji's favourite bhajans and part of his speech which was broadcast on this day in 1947 was played. Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Mr. B. S. Lalli, Gandhians and other dignitaries attended the function.