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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Swachhta Pakhwada 2017 by AIR-DIPHU



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Inspiration-How a Street Sweeper and His Wife Built Britain’s Largest Indian Food Empire.

Laxmishanker Pathak and his wife, Shanta Gaury, were pioneers of the food revolution that made Indian cuisine one of Britain’s most popular cuisine. The couple, who began by making Indian snacks in a tiny kitchen, went on to found the Patak’s, Britain’s biggest Indian food brand.
Here is the fascinating story of how an Indian street sweeper and his wife went on to found one of Britain’s most successful Asian food empires.
Back in the 1940s, Laxmishanker Pathak and his family had been driven by grinding poverty from their village in Gujarat. Encouraged by the colonial authorities, they left India to set up home in Kenya. In 1945, he married Shanta Gaury Pandit and soon the couple were blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters.
In 1956, following the Mau Mau insurgency, the Pathaks set sail on the passenger ship Uganda from Kenya to Marseilles and eventually arrived in London with just £5 and a life insurance policy in their pockets. Laxmishanker looked for work but was only offered the job of sweeping the streets on London

The money Laxmishanker earned was barely enough to feed the family of eight. Soon, he realised that selling Indian food on the streets might be a better way of providing for his family, thanks to the burgeoning market for Asian food in London. In Kenya, too, they had run an Indian sweets and snacks business.When they started getting home delivery orders, they were unable to afford a delivery boy. Instead, their six-year-old son Kirit began work as an errand boy.By the late 1950s they had saved enough money to buy a small shop behind Euston Station in London. Later, they opened another in Bayswater in 1961. However, it wasn’t an easy journey and the Pathaks had to face their own share of hurdles and hardships.

In 1965, the business had to face another crisis when a huge over-ordering of vegetables by a factory manager almost resulted in bankruptcy. To try to rectify the situation, the Pathaks decided to process the vegetables. Disaster was turned to triumph when the resulting pickles and chutneys sold so well that they were added to the existing product range. Other lines followed, including a range of curry pastes, many of them based on Shanta’s family recipes.The business flourished and began taking orders not only from individual households and restaurants but also from shops, businesses and even the Indian high commission. In 1976, Laxmishanker handed over control of the business to Kirit, having passed to his son a unique knowledge of vegetables and spices.Meena, Kirit’s wife, had a degree in Food Technology and Hotel Management, and soon became the creative force behind the Patak’s brand. 

Laxmishanker Pathak died in 1997 while Shanta Gaury passed away in 2010. However, their culinary legacy remains as popular as ever with the company controlling more than a quarter of Britain’s billion-pound Indian food industry.With Patak’s now supplying curry pastes, chutneys, pickles and pappadums for about 90% of Britain’s 10,000 Indian restaurants, it is not too much of an exaggeration to say Patak’s is responsible for the taste of Britain’s Saturday-night Indian dinner. The company also supplies curries, sauces, pickles and breads to more than 40 countries, including India.

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Celebrating Sankranti through classic melodies



On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a musical bonanza 'Sankrant Rajni' was organized by city psychiatrist Dr Avinash Joshi, founder of Museum of Brain and Mind. Tanuja Nafde, a semi-classical Hindustani music singer and faculty at RS Mundle College, headlined the event held at Scientific Society Hall, Laxmi Nagar, on Saturday evening. She began with raag Yaman in vilambit dhun. She followed it with a tarana and thumri, 'Saware aijaiyo.' Rambhau Khandwe, chief of Janardan Swami Yogabhyasi Mandal and noted playwright Dr Ranjan Darvekar were the chief guests at the event. Janardan Swami Yogabhyasi Mandal has been rendering free yoga to all for the past sixty years while Darvekar helms Ranjan Kala Mandir and has performed and directed many plays.

Nafde is known for her album Rang Do (2011) for which she had collaborated with Hariharan. She has represented 'India at Peace' concert in Moscow and done several concerts in India. She was accompanied by Prabhakar Dhakde on violin, Sandeep Gurnule on harmonium and Sandesh Popatkar on tabla. "Dhakde is a known name when it comes to violin. Sandesh Popatkar is a famous when it comes to tabla. Nafde is my music teacher and I wanted to help spread knowledge about her talent. She deserves solo shows and opportunities," said Joshi, who also conceptualized the show. Well-known sitarist and haematologist Dr Shriram Kane helmed the other half of the show, playing soothing melody in raag 'Vachaspati.' Kane has been playing sitar since the age of five. He has performed at several concerts in India and is an 'A' grade artiste at All India Radio. "He is a childhood friend and is immensely talented," adds Joshi, who himself is an amateur singer and pursuing MA in music.

Museum of Brain and Mind is an initiative by Joshi to contribute to psychiatry by providing people information about workings of brain free of charge by showing its facets like its anatomy, physiology, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, parapsychology, philosophy, sexuality and spirituality. In this museum, an attempt has been made to show all its facets through displays, written in simple Hindi, using ample self-illustrated and bright images.

Source and Credit :- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/celebrating-sankranti-through-classic-melodies/articleshow/56575894.cms
Forwarded by :- Shri. Jainendra Nigam, PB News Desk,       prasarbharati.newsdesk@gmail.com

Doordarshan to offer 104 DTH channels from March-end

By March-end, Doordarshan will be coming out with new set-top boxes for enhancing the number of existing channels from 80 to 104. To expand its DTH platform, Doordarshan plans to come out with new set-top boxes having MPEC-4 technology and provide 104 channels by March-end, its director general Supriya Sahu said Sunday. ‘Free Dish’, its DTH platform, at present has 20 million subscribers, and is the market-share leader among the seven DTH players in the country, she said.

“The new initiative is that we are introducing conditional access system in our set-top boxes. We are getting into a new technology which is MPEC-4. So by March-end, we will be coming out with new set-top boxes for Doordarshan enhancing the number of existing channels from 80 to 104,” Sahu told PTI.She also said five channels of Doordarshan - National, News, Sports, Kisan and local–are now available through digital terrestrial transmission (DTT).“DTT is already available in 16 cities. By the end of March this year, DTT will be available in Hyderabad, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram. By 2018, other 44 cities will become digital (where DTT will then be available),” she said. DTT allows Doordarshan viewers to watch channels for free on their Android mobile phones with a small dongle (available online and at some shops), and no Internet or data connectivity is needed, said Sahu.

She was here in connection with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s first edition of international television film festival, hosted by Prasar Bharati. “We have capacity for ten channels (through DTT),” she said, adding that once IIM Ahmedabad, entrusted with the task of preparing a business plan on DTT roadmap, gives its report by March first week, Doordarshan would decide on its strategy of providing additional five channels through DTT.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

आकाशवाणी पुणे के निवेदक अब होंगे श्रोताओंसे रुबरु







आकाशवाणी पुणे ने अनोखे उपक्रम के तहत श्रोताओंको उनके चहिते निवेदक से मिलने का अवसर दिया। आनेवाले हर महिने के दूसरे शुक्रवार के दिन आकाशवाणी पुणे के सभागृह में यह उपक्रम आयोजित किया जायेगा जिसमें आकाशवाणी पुणे के हर निवेदक से मिलने का अवसर श्रोताओं को मिलेगा।

१३ जनवरी शाम ६ बजे इस कड़ी के प्रथम चरण में श्रोताओंसे निवेदक श्री. सिद्धार्थ बेंद्रे रुबरु हुए। आयोजन की शुरवात सांकेतिक धुन (सिग्नेचर ट्यून ) से हुई। श्रीमती गौरी लागू (निवेदिका ) ने उपस्थित लोगों का स्वागत किया और इस आयोजन के बारे में जानकारी दी। इस पश्चात् आकाशवाणी के इतिहास के बारे में जानकारी देने वाला ध्वनिमुद्रण सुनाया और आकाशवाणी पुणे के बारे में जानकारी देनेवाली फिल्म दिखाई गयी। पावर पॉइंट प्रेजेंटेशन द्वारा पुणे आकाशवाणी की श्रोताओं को सैर करायी गयी जिसमे विभिन्न ध्वनिमुद्रण कक्ष , प्रसारण कक्ष , ध्वनिसंकलन कक्ष और नियंत्रण कक्ष में होनेवाले कार्य से अवगत कराया गया।

इस प्रेजेंटेशन के बाद निवेदक श्री. बेंद्रेजी  का मंचपर आगमन हुआ लोगों ने तालियोंसे उनका स्वागत किया। श्री. बेंद्रेजी  ने उनका रेडियोपर निवेदक बननेका सपना कैसे पूरा हुआ , उन्हें किन लोगोंका सहयोग मिला , साथी निवेदकों का कैसे साथ मिला और सपना पूरा होनेके बाद अपने मनपसंद काम करते हुए कितना आनंद मिलता है इस की जानकारी लोगोंको बड़े ही रोचक ढंग से दी। रेडियोपर प्रसारित होनेवाले कार्यक्रमों के आधार पर कुछ सवाल पूछे जिनका जवाब देने केलिए लोगोमे होड़ सी मची थी। इससे श्रोता कितने बारीकीसे कार्यक्रम सुनते है इसका प्रत्यय मिला। नैमित्तिक निवेदिका प्राजक्ता खोडवे ने श्री. बेंद्रेजी  का साक्षात्कार प्रस्तुत किया। उनके सवालोंको श्री. बेंद्रेजी  ने व्यंग करते हुए जवाब दिए जिससे श्रोताओंका मनोरंजन हुआ। श्री. बेंद्रेजी  ने मिमिक्री के जरिये महान अभिनेता अमिताभ बच्चन से लेकर माननीय प्रधान मंत्री श्री. नरेंद्र मोदी की आवाज की नक़ल उतारी जिसे श्रोताओने बहुत पसंद किया। मिमिक्री के बाद श्रोताओंने कुछ सवाल पूछे जिन्हें श्री. बेन्द्रेजी ने मजेदार शब्दोंमे जवाब दिया। समय की सीमा का ध्यान रखते हुए श्रोताओंको न चाहते हुए रोकना पड़ा। जेष्ठ  निवेदक श्री. मंगेश वाघमारेजी , श्रीमती प्रतिमा कुलकर्णी  और श्री. प्रसाद कुलकर्णी (ध्वनिमुद्रण सुनाया) ने श्री. बेंद्रेजी की मंच पर आकर तारीफ की. 

इस आयोजन को श्रोताओंका इतना प्रतिसाद मिला की प्रेक्षागृह के बाहर कुर्सियाँ रखकर स्क्रीन पर कार्यक्रम दिखाया गया। ये कुर्सियाँ भी कम पड़ी तो श्रोता सभागृह में बिछाये गये कालीन पर बैठ गये और आयोजन का आनंद उठाया । इस आयोजन की संकल्पना श्री. आशीष भटनागरजी (उपमहानिदेशक तथा केंद्र प्रमुख आकाशवाणी पुणे ) की थी। इसे श्री. रविन्द्र खासनीसजी (उपनिदेशक तथा कार्यक्रम प्रमुख आकाशवाणी पुणे ) और कार्यालय के तीनो अनुभाग ( अभियांत्रिकी , कार्यक्रम और लेखा विभाग ) के अधिकारी और कर्मचारियोंने मिलकर सफल बनाया।
कार्यक्रम के ध्वनिमुद्रण का  जिम्मा श्री. रविन्द्र रांजेकर जी (सहायक अभियंता )और उनके साथ श्री. लक्ष्मन अकोलकर, श्री. नीलेश घाटोले और श्री. सागर राउत ने उठाया। इस आयोजन का ध्वनिमुद्रण मध्यम लहरी ७९२ कि. हर्ट्ज़ (पुणे अ केंद्र ) पर दि. २० जनवरी के दिन रात ९:३० बजे और पुन:प्रसारण २१ जनवरी सुबह ९:३० बजे प्रसारित किया जायेगा। 

इस कड़ी के दूसरे चरण में श्रोता निवेदक श्री. संजय भुजबलजी से फ़रवरी के दूसरे शुक्रवार को मिलेंगे।

Inspiration-From Rs 8,000 to Rs 500 cr – The entrepreneurial journey of Amit Daga.



Amit today boasts that DBM Marketing is an authorised distributor for various Consumer Durable and IT (CDIT) products and authorised partner of multi-national brands like Samsung, Philips, HP, Lenovo, Whirlpool, and Havells.A college pass out Amit Daga, who was looking to make an identity, embarked on his entrepreneurial journey at the young age of 19 with a seed capital of Rs 8,000. He started a distribution business named ‘DBM marketing’ in 1999. In the early years, as for most entrepreneurs, Amit’s journey was not a smooth ride. He started selling customised Luxor pens to corporates in various commercial towers in Gurgaon.


“The idea of to be my own boss was the driving force. I used to deliver the finished goods to the customers myself,” says 38-year-old Amit. Eleven years after graduation, Amit did his PGDBM from IMT Ghaziabad.
Reminiscing the hurdles, Amit says that initially he had a tough time as the cash flow was minimal and he had to go to every floor of corporate towers to sell the products and services. Despite all the challenges he faced, the excitement within him was always alive.
Amit partially attributes Rohit Mathur, the Regional Manager of Parker Pens India, as his source of inspiration to move forward.
Rohit taught him the ropes of institutional sales and how to hold presentations in front of corporate clients and create a saleable value proposition.

The revolution and the acceptance of E-commerce in India stimulated Amit to give a thought of converting the offline distribution model into an online one and came up with the idea of Deal Kya Hai? in 2011. DBS Marketing earlier used to source the products from manufacturers and then distributes it to the retail network. Now, with this online portal, the company is selling pan India with the technology and logistics partnership.Amit said that 90 percent of the total sales come from E-commerce platforms including Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Shopcleus. Currently Deal Kya Hai? is working with eight brands and has tied up with few logistics partners like Delhivery, Bluedart,FedEx, Aramexand First Light.
Amit strongly believes that continuous innovation is the motivation factor to push the limits and raise the bar.
The company has offices/warehouses in Delhi, UP, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. It has a team of 48 employees.Deal Kya Hai? has recorded Rs 125 crore turnover in the last year and this year it is expected to cross over Rs 500 crore.

MEDITATION SESSION AT AIR HISAR


THREE DAY MEDITATION SESSION WAS HELD AT AIR HISAR .DR. S.S. RANGA (ADP) AIR HISAR WELCOMED THE MEDITATION TEAM AND ALL EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED IN IT ACTIVELY .

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Honourable Justice Deepak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court, delivering the Xth Convocation Adrdress at National Law University, Jodhpur.


As a regular practice team, this year too, Team Air, Jodhpur covered the Convocation Ceremony of National Law University, Jodhpur. This year The Xth Convocation Address was delivered by Honourable Justice Deepak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Notable point in Honourable's Address was Justice that there is a need for Global Legal Knowledge. On this occasion Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Honourable Justice Navin Sinha, presided over the function.
A Radio Report of this event will be broadcast on 16 th January 2017 at 7:15 AM


Contributed By :-Anil Kumar, Goel nostalgic58@yahoo.com AIR Jodhpur

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mukteswar Dance Festival'2017 LIVE on DD-Bharati

DDK, Bhubaneswar has planned to telecast Mukteswar Dance Festival'2017 LIVE from Mukteswar Temple Complex, Bhubaneswar through OB Van from 14th to 16th January'2017 in DD-Bharati between 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM. Schedule is as follows.

14.01.2017
Chorus
Krushna Chandra Ray, Bhubaneswar
Solo Odissi
Sujata Mohapatra, Bhubaneswar
Duet Odissi
Pabitra Pradhan & Sridutta Bhol, Bhubaneswar
Group Odissi
Anirudha & Group, Natya Ballet Centre, New Delhi
15.01.2017
Chorus
Sangita Panda & Group, Bhubaneswar
Solo Odissi
Pankaj Pradhan, Bhubaneswar
Duet Odissi
Sachikant Pradhan & Swagatika Sahoo, Bhubaneswar
Group Odissi
Sharmila Mukharjee & Group, Bangalore
16.01.2017
Chorus
Sukant Kundu & Group, Bhubaneswar
Solo Odissi
Saswati Gorai Ghosh, Kolkata
Duet Odissi
Subhalakshmi Padhi & Arati Kar, Bhubaneswar
Group Odissi
Subash Swain & Group (Nrutyangana), Dhenkanal

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