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Monday, February 27, 2017

PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat, 26 February 2017

PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat, 26th February 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme. This is the 29th episode of his broadcast, which comes a day ahead of the crucial fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. In today's address, Mr Modi spoke on a variety of issues ranging from the ISRO's historic record-breaking launch of 104 satellites on a single rocket, the successful ballistic missile interceptor, the need and importance of science, agronomy among others. He also spoke about the promotion and popularity of digital transactions. Mr Modi often invites suggestions and comments from citizens - which he also incorporates in his radio address. Today's address was broadcast by All India Radio, Doordarshan and streamed on

Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' speech:
  • Basant Panchami, Holi and Shivratri promotes brotherhood and peace. 
  • Winter is on its way out and Basant (spring) has just started.
  • I would like to thank people who give me a lot of suggestions and comments ahead of the Mann Ki Baat speech.
ISRO Satellite Mission
  • Many people are not aware of ISRO and they want me to tell them about it.
  • 15 February, 2017, is a proud day in India's history.
  • After the success of Mangalyaan, the 104 satellite launch on a single rocket is another feather in ISRO's cap.
  • India has created a world record. Also, it was the PSLV's 38th successful mission
  • The mission was cost-effective and efficient, which has become a marvel for the entire world.
  • Cartosat-2D is India's satellite.
  • It will also help my farmer friends.
  • I congratulate ISRO's scientists on behalf of countrymen.
Ballistic Missile Interceptor
  • I have also been asked about India's success in the field of defence.
  • We have successfully tested the Ballistic Interceptor Missile.
  • It is a very important development in the field of defence.
  • Only four or five countries have this capability and our scientists have achieved this.
  • It can defeat an enemy missile in outer space itself.
Importance of Science
  • The spirit of inquiry has played a major role in scientific and human development.
  • It is a never ending quest.
  • Humans are continuously unraveling the secrets of the universe.
  • I have often stressed upon the need of scientific temper among youth.Our country needs more scientists.
  • Mahatma Gandhi said, "No science has dropped from the sky in a perfect form. All science is developed through experience."
  • He also praised the role of scientists.
  • The biggest contribution of science is in satisfying human need.
  • During the 14th Pravasi Bharati Divas, a competition was organised on socially useful innovations.
  • An App was displayed for fishermen. Our fishermen could locate the best zone of fish, wind conditions, tides etc through this App.
  • Sometimes, problems highlight the importance of innovation.
  • In 2005, Mumbai witnessed floods and during such times, the poor are affected.
  • Two scientists designed houses which are only flood resistant but protects from water-borne diseases as well.
  • Our society is becoming technology driven. Stress is now being laid on digital transactions.
Digital Economy
  • People are moving towards digital currency.
  • The Lucky Grahak and Digidhan Vyapari schemes are very successful. These events have turned digital transactions into a movement.
  • Rewards worth more than 150 crore have been distributed.
  • Over 100 people have received 1 lakh rupees. People from all sections are participating in this movement.
  • Winners included 15 year olds to 65 year olds.
  • A winner told me that he his Rs. 1,000 reward to an old lady whose house was gutted in a fire.
  • Many such people have become beneficiaries as well as ambassadors of these schemes.
  • I urge the citizens to be the ambassadors of this movement.
  • It has a major role to eradicate corruption and black money.
  • Those associated with it are soldiers of anti-corruption cadre.
  • On 14 April, when the scheme ends, it will be Dr Ambedkar's birthday. To commemorate his birthday, let us teach at least 125 people to use the BHIM App. 
  • Agriculture has a great role in our economy.
  • Our farmers have worked hard and we have record foodgrain production this year.
  • We have over 2,700 lakh tonnes of foodgrains this year. I thank my farmer friends.
  • Farmers deserve a special mention. Pulses are important source of protein and 2,900 lakh hectare of land was used to cultivate pulses.
  • They responded to my call with record pulse production.
  • I congratulate them for their service.
Cleanliness Drive
  • The cleanliness drive is gaining momentum. Recently, a water and sanitation programme was organised in Warangal. Senior officials of states attended the programme. Toilet pit emptying exercises were held and houses were cleaned. Twin pit toilets may be reused and they are convenient to use and clean.
  • One feels no psychological barrier to clean them.
  • The exercise was covered extensively.
  • What we consider as waste, it is important as compost and fertiliser.
  • We will extensively stress upon cleanliness in the month of March.
Differently-Abled Citizens
  • When a citizen does something amazing, the entire nation feels proud.
  • Our differently-abled athletes made us proud in Rio.
  • Our blind cricketers of India beat Pakistan and became world champion.
  • I believe differently-abled are determined and confident. We can learn a lot from them.
Women In India
  • Women are also making India proud, whether in science or sports.
  • Our women won the Rugby-7 tournament.
  • March 8 is International Women's Day. Our Beti bachao, Beti Padhao is today, more than a scheme. It is a mass movement. Many have joined this mission. A positive change is seen in the mindsets.
  • The movement has taken many forms. We will celebrate Women's Day with the spirit that women are the strength of society and are equal in every sphere.
  • You actively take part in Mann Ki Baat and I get to learn a lot from you.
  • I get feedback from grassroots and I thank you for it. Thank You.
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Visit of Shri C.B.S.Maurya,E-in-C to Akashvani Pune

Shri C.B.S.Maurya,E-in-C  visited Akashvani Pune on 25.02.2017.He had a meeting with officers of AIR Pune,DDK Pune and CCW Pune.He was briefed with the activities of AIR Pune and had a round at studios and auditorium.During his Pune visit,he also visited TV transmitter and FM transmitter at Sinhagad,HPT at Hadapsar and DDK studios.

He appreciated the station and the coordination of all wings i.e.programme,engineering and administration and News section of the station.

Inspiration:At 15, She Invented Sustainable Wood. Now, Bisman Deu Promotes Entrepreneurship Among Girls

In a world with growing environmental concerns, wood is a valuable and scarce resource. As the need for low-cost, eco-friendly infrastructures rises, a bevy of initiatives have emerged that seek to offer sustainable solutions for varied needs for green architecture. Bisman Deu is one such inventor-entrepreneur who invented a new variety of sustainable wood from rice waste. What makes Bisman’s case noteworthy is the fact that the girl from Chandigarh was only 15 years old when she founded GreenWood.

Bisman’s invention turned the spotlight on her when she was still a school-going teenager. Born in India, she spent a few years in England before returning to India with her parents. She graduated from Strawberry Fields High School in Chandigarh, and is now back in England where she studies economics, politics and international studies at the University of Warwick. Many a great idea stems from real life experiences and Bisman’s tryst with sustainable wood started out on similar lines.

Bisman developed a prototype of the recycled wood, combining husk with resin and compressing the mix into particle boards. The invention earned her a place in Unicef’s state of the world’s children report in 2015. Green Wood also took home the prize for winning idea at the Social Innovation Relay, an international competition that encourages social innovations among school students. Continuing to develop the wood to this day, Bisman hopes it will offer low-cost building solutions for people. “GreenWood makes me want to make a difference in the hope of transforming thousands if not millions of lives,” she says. Today, Bisman divides her time between academics and promoting entrepreneurship among students, particularly girls.

She founded a campaign, titled Colour the World Pink, which promotes young girls to take up leadership opportunities and chart their own path to success. “Being fortunate enough to make my voice heard and having interacted with entrepreneurs from across the world, I realized, there is a huge problem of missing women in the corporate world,” she says.

Taking note of the great disparity, she has taken it upon herself to inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit in young girls and let them know that they too can make it to the top. Pink is often associated with stereotypical depiction of the feminine, but Bisman reclaims the colour to assert independent thought and action.

As part of the campaign, she travels to schools and engages with the student through her own experiences of innovation and encourages them to take up similar initiatives. She recently organized an event in collaboration with Blue Ocean Technology, inviting a CFO to speak about the need for soft skills, and holds bake sales and lemonade sales to give the students a hands-on experience of running a business.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Om Prakash (19 December 1919 – 21 February 1998) was an Indian character actor. He was born in Lahore, now Pakistan, as Om Prakash Chibber. He used to play the role of Kamla in the stage play by the famous Dewan Mandir Natak Samaj Koliwada. He joined All India Radio in 1937 on a monthly salary of Rs 25. He was known as “Fateh Din”, a radio personality and his programmes made him popular all over Lahore and Punjab.

He was regaling people at a wedding one day when the well-known film-maker Dalsukh Pancholi spotted him and asked to see him in his Lahore office. Pancholi gave Prakash his first break as an actor in the film Daasi. He was paid only Rs 80 but the film earned him the kind of recognition that would give him a means of livelihood for a lifetime. It was his first major role; he had played a bit role in Sharif Badmash, a silent film. He followed his good work in Daasi with Pancholi’s Dhamki and Aayee Bahar.
Soon after the Partition he came to Delhi and then to Bombay (now Mumbai). Baldev Raj Chopra noticed his talent when he was a film journalist and critic; he urged Prakash to carry on with his acting career. He was sure Om Prakash had the talent to prove himself as a versatile actor. The actor had to face some struggle initially. He got his first break as a villain in a film called Lakhpati. It won him acclaim and got him roles in films like Lahore, Char Din and Raat Ki Rani. It was during this phase in his career that he did Azaad with Dilip Kumar, Sargam with Raj Kapoor and Miss Mary, Bahar, Pehli Jhalak, Asha and Manmauji with Kishore Kumar followed by Howrah Bridge with Ashok Kumar and then Tere Ghar Ke Samne with Dev Anand. He was marked out for his performance in both films in spite of the presence of powerful star personas like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Dev Anand. He had developed a style of his own, a style which was going to take him places, make him a big name in the world of film entertainment for the next forty years.

Om Prakash soon became a household name. He was good in almost every character he played. He was the comedian, the family man burdened with problems, the munshi, the alcoholic fallen on bad days because of the evil designs of the villain, the nagged husband, the old man in love, the wily politician and the big brother with a heart of gold. He played an assortment of characters with the same ease and had some of the best directors vying for him every time they had a role which they felt only he could play. His role in Gopi is still remembered, some analysts think he has overshadowed Dilip Saab.

Om Prakash was a versatile actor with 307 films to his credit. One can never forget his comic performances in Howrah Bridge, Dus Lakh (he won his first major award for this performance), Pyar Kiye Jaa, Padosan, Sadhu Aur Shaitaan, Dil Daulat Duniya, Chupke Chupke, Namak Halaal, Gol Maal and Chameli Ki Shaadi. His performance as Dilip Kumar’s elder brother in Gopi gave his career new impetus. He proved that he could play mature roles with equal ease and depth: Films like Chacha Zindabad, Khandan, Haryali Aur Raasta, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Pati Patni, Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare, Mere Hamdam Mere Dost, Annadata, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati, Doli, Chirag, Amar Prem, Aankh Micholi, Ek Hasina Do Diwane, Anuraag, Zanjeer, Sagina, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Loafer, Roti, Julie, Khushboo, Lawaaris, Bandish, Sharaabi and Chameli Ki Shaadi. Om Prakash had a special rapport with Amitabh Bachchan and both worked in many successful films spanning from Zanjeer to Sharaabi.Prakash produced many films Sanjog (1961), Jahan Ara (1964) and Gateway of India (1957).

Om Prakash suffered massive heart attack in his home and rushed to Lilavati Hospital situated in Mumbai where he suffered another heart attack and went into a coma from which he never came out. He died on 21 February 1998.

PB Parivar offers tribute to this great actor and ex AIR employee from bottom of our heart. 

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India's biggest broadcaster revamps news studios

Lawo will supply mixers for the news upgrade. Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan (DD), one the largest TV networks in the world has upgraded its news studios. Providing national, regional and local programming, Doordarshan operates around 21 channels including DD News, DD National, DD Sport and DD Bharati. The new studio will provide fully integrated operations with a new suite of news gathering technology.

Systems integration for the Doordarshan Central Production Centre (CPC) project has been handled by Sun Broadcast, and will include mixers from German company Lawo. Planning began in mid-2015, with the contract awarded 12 months later. The console order was placed with Lawo in October 2016. The installation is currently underway with completion set for the end of March.

“We won the tender with a 40-fader mc²36 with 96+96 DSP channels," said Lawo sales director for Southeast Asia, Tan Boon Siong. "It's the first mc² series mixing console at DD. As well as price, we won on our ability to meet all the technical requirements laid down by Doordarshan. We have complied with all the technical requirements of the studio design technical team. Now the installation is nearly complete, with parameter verification, performance testing expected to take one year for the approval process.” Lawo is headquartered in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. 

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Forwarded By :- Shri. Jainender Nigam, PB NewsDesk

AIR Coimbatore covered live prog.for the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Coimbatore to consecrate the statue of ADHI YOGI , release a book on ADHI YOGI in connection with The Maha Sivarathiri celebrations at Isha Foundation.Arriving to the venue by helicopter, PM addressed a very large gathering after consecrating the Statue and releasing the book.

'Yoga is a journey from Me to We" the PM said adding to that the Yoga is a passport to health assurance and it is a means to wellness."The people of this country ,who worship trees and animals along with Gods, lived in harmony with Nature" adding to that, PM reiterated "Women led empowerment is the answer for everything".Earlier Isha Yoga's Founder Jaggi Vasudev complimented The Prime Minister for "taking to the street to promote the ancient science of Yoga"

All India Radio Coimbatore has covered the event live in its both the channels (Primary and FM Rainbow) and the Radio Report of the same was broadcast in all the Primary and FM Rainbow channels of Tamilnadu and Pudhucherry.

Contributed By:K.Chitralega,Head of Office/AD (P),All India Radio,

Inspiration:Bronze-Tinged Happiness: A Domestic Helps’ Daughter Made Her Mother Proud at Judo Nationals

Twelve-year-old Sharmila may not have the means and resources to have the best, but she certainly knows how to make the best of what she has.The resident of Jalandhar has proven that nothing can stop one from achieving their goals by winning a bronze medal in judo in the Khelo India national-level competitions in the Under-14 category.The youngster, who proved that there is no substitute for hard work, participated in the 23 kg category in the championship organised by the ministry of youth affairs and sports, held in Jaipur.

Sharmila lives in a one-room setting with her mother and her two siblings. Her mother, who works as a domestic help, has been the only earning member of the family since their father left home. However, Sharmila was determined to bring some cheer into their lives and worked hard towards her goal.She used to dedicatedly practise every day with her brother and ensured that she maintained a weight of 23 kg, as advised by her coach, so that she could participate in that category.

Sharmila’s mother, who says that she works extremely hard to ensure that her children eat and study well, is ecstatic by her daughter’s win. Her daughter’s happiness too knows no bounds.

“I will never leave judo in my life, isse bhi zyada medals jeet kar, mamma ko khush karna hai (I want to win even more medals and make my mother happy), ” she told Hindustan Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

AIR Delhi presents Lok Raag on 28.02.2017

Prasar Bharati cricket club entered the finals of Inter media Cricket tournament

Prasar Bharati cricket club entered the finals of Inter media Cricket tournament defeating arch rivals Doordarshan in the exciting semifinals today. Now will meet ministry of I&B in the finals on 1.3.17.

Contributed By:Ravinder Singh ,

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