NSD AIR marks platinum jubilee of news b'casts in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi & Gujarati
Oct 1, 2:09 PM
The News Services Division of All India Radio today launched a year long celebration to mark the platinum jubilee of news broadcasts in Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Gujarati. 14 veteran newscasters in these languages were felicitated to mark the celebrations at a function in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar described the veteran broadcasters as the unifiers of India. Describing India as multi-dimensional, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic country, Mr Sircar said, AIR is the only broadcaster that practices cultural federalism. The Chief Executive Officer said AIR has immensely contributed to cementing the ideas of India.
Director General News, Mrs Archana Datta said, the contribution of AIR's language bulletins is manifold during war and peace times and national celebrations. She said, radio is a constant companion of the listener.
Our correspondent reports, NSD AIR started news transmission in Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Gujarati on 1st October, 1939. From a modest beginning of 27 news bulletins in 1939-40, AIR is now putting out over 650 bulletins daily for a duration of over 56 hours in about 91 languages and dialects.
Via Jose Jacob DX India Grouo