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Friday, June 30, 2017

Gita Ram, DDA, NSD,AIR, New Delhi retires on 30.06.17



Shri Gita Ram, Dy. Director(admin.), News Services Division, All India Radio, New, delhi is retiering today on 30.06.2017. He has been a very positive and helping officer, who will be remembered fondly by many who worked with him. Here are few lines from him .....

After rendering 41 years 8 months and 30 days service in various Units of All India Radio, CCW and Doordarshan I am superannuating from government service w.e.f. 30-06-2017. I served in various wings of AIR, DDK i.e. monitoring service AIR, Shimla, AIR, Delhi, DG:AIR, CCW, AIR, Doordarshan Commercial Services, Research and Development Department of AIR, Doordarshan, AIR Leh, AIR Jalandhar, AIR, Jodhpur and NSD, AIR, NEw Delhi in various capacities. during my service career i have received love and affection from all my seniors and with their cooperation i have been able to discharge my duty satisfactorily. I shall be cherishing the sweet memories of all my seniors and juniors. 

Regards 

GITA RAM
Dy. Director(admin.)
NSD,AIR, New Delhi

Yatindra Chaturvedi, ADP, AIR Gwalior retires on 30.06.17



Shri Yatindra Chaturvedi, Assistant Director (P), Akashvani Gwalior is retiring on superannuation on 30.06.2017. Born on June 18, 1957, Yatindra had his school education at Mathura and college studies at Lucknow, UP. He joined All India Radio in 1981 and has contributed immensely at various stations.

Here are few words from him - 

मित्रो , आकाशवाणी में कार्यक्रम के संस्कार मुझ में बाल्यावस्था से ही पड़े जब मेरे पूज्य चाचा स्व. गिरीश चतुर्वेदी मथुरा में कार्यक्रम अधिकारी के रूप में पदस्थ थे। अन्जा़र अहमद रोशन, डॉक्टर अचला नागर, अशोक दुबे, राधाबिहारी गोस्वामी, लोकेन्द्र शर्मा जी को नाटक रूपक के लिए रिहर्सल करते देखा। ब्रज कार्यक्रम में स्व. रामनारायण अग्रवाल, मोहन स्वरूप भाटिया आदि की कौम्पीयरिंग मन को लुभा लेती। 
चाचा एक सुंदर रेडियो भी खरीद लाये थे जिस पर मैं जम्मू कश्मीर से वादी की आवाज़ पटना के कूछ कार्यक्रम रेडियो दिल्ली से पद्मश्री चिरंजीत के कार्यक्रम, दीनानाथ की झलकियां, कवि सोमठाकुर, काका हाथरसी का काव्य पाठ सुनता। बुधवार को बिनाका गीतमाला सीलौन से, दिल्ली से लीजिए फिर सुनिए को कैसे भुलाया जा सकता है। घर पर हेमेंद्रजी, उमेश दीक्षित, एस पी आद्ध्या वरिष्ठ अधिकारी आया करते थे। कालांतर में जब आकाशवाणी मथुरा में मेरी नौकरी लगी तब इन संसर्गौं का लाभ मिला जो मेरे कार्यक्रमों पर सुनाई पड़ता था।
आज के दिन मैं समस्त वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों को याद करना चाहता हूँ जिनके मार्ग दर्शन के कारण व जिनकी प्रेरणा से मैं आज का दिन देख सका हूँ। श्री विश्वम्भर नाथ तिलक, स्व. श्री मनोहर लाल पंडिता जी, श्री सत्येंद्र बोस, श्री गंगा नाथ चतुर्वेदी, नंद भारद्वाज, अल्का पाठक, स्व. श्री रामधनी राम, जय भगवान गुप्ता, डॉक्टर हरिनारायण नवरंग, फैज़ मोहम्मद कसाना, श्री लक्षमणेन्द्र चोपड़ा, श्री लीलाधर मंडलोई, डॉक्टर सतीश ग्रोवर, श्री कैलाश वर्मा, श्रीमती उषा भसीन, श्रीमती उषा पुरी, देव सिंह विमल स्व. भूप सिंह श्री शंकर लाल श्री बीएन गोयल , श्री विमल कांत यैंडे, श्री अनिल श्रीवास्तव स्व. सरयू प्रसाद, सोमदत्त शर्माजी डाक्टर रेखा वासुदेव, कमल नारायण रामगोपाल जी, प्रमोद मेहता, क्रष्न कत्याल खुरानाजी भाटिया जी स्व. डॉक्टर राम नरेश पांडे राम किशोर त्रिपाठी पोद्दार जी, स्व. टी एन. शर्मा, मनोहर शांडिल्य डी एन सक्सेना स्व. रतीराम वर्मा श्रीमती अन्न पूर्णा तोमर स्व. पीएन खरे श्री आर के गुप्ता, एस के उप्पल डॉ. ऋतु राजपूत, रेहान फज़ल. प्रथवी राज चौहान, गुलाब चंद जी, डीएस चौहान श्री के के श्रीवास्तव, मीनू खरे, करुणा शंकर दुबे, डी एस चौहान निराला जी. सर्वश यादव नीरज जैन, विजय सिंह नौलखा मदन मोहन मिश्र, औपी सिंह बी एस पुजारी, एस एस चौधरी स्व. अशोक श्रीवास्तव, शिवेंद्र श्रीवास्तव, सत्येंद्र प्रधान को कैसे भूल. सकता हूं। 

अधिकारियौं के अतिरिक्त कुछ अन्य साथियों को याद करना चाहता हूँ, हरी बाबू कौशिक, धर्मेन्द्र शर्मा डॉ. सत्यदेव आजा़द, पंडित श्री कृष्ण शरद, कुंवर सेन श्रीमती विमल अरोड़ा विजया भांवरी डॉ. लिली खन्ना. एन के वर्मा, सत्यनारायण शर्मा, पंडित तोता राम शर्मा, बाबू खां, अब्दुल सलाम, गुलाम साबिर आदि। कुछ साथी जैसे डाक्टर बैज नाथ गौतम, डॉक्टर मुकेश दुबे एम डी पांडे अरुण दुबे लम्बी फैहरिस्त। श्री रमेश चंद्र गुप्ता श्री बीबी एल गोयल, कुछ के नाम भूल रहा हूँ पर उनकी छबि अंकित है . ड्यूटी आफिसर विभूति भट्ट, हीरा लाल, मदन लाल जी मीणा, रत्नाकर भारती, महेन्द्र पाठक, राजकुमार सक्सेना, सुमोना पांडे, मंजू सिंह पंकज पती पाठक प्रवीन कुमार की यादें ताजा हैं कुछ महत्वपूर्ण नाम छूट रहे हैं बहुत से लेखानुभाग के प्रिय साथियों को भी याद करना चाहता हूँ सभी का सेवा निवृत्ति के सुअवसर पर हार्दिक आभार

PB parivar extends it's choicest best wishes to Sh.Yatindra Chaturvedi for a contended and creative life ahead.

Shri. Tanaji Jadhav (Motor Driver Gr I) AIR Satara, retires Today!

Shri. Tanaji Jadhav (Motor Driver Gr I)  from AIR SATARA retires on 30 June 2017 after successful service of 36 years.
   
He joined at DDK Mumbai in 1981 where he served for 06 years. He was transferred to DDK Pune in 1987 after serving for 05 years, he was transferred to AIR Satra in 1992 and served till superannuation at Satara.

He is very disciplined,honest,down to earth official and available for any official assignment wherever needed. He was felicitated by AIR Satara parivar during farewell ceremony by Sh.Indrajeet Bagal (ADP) and Sandhya Ratnaparkhi (HOE).
                                                                                                         
Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him peaceful,healthy and joyous retired life.

SMT. R MUTHAMIL, MTS AIR, CHENNAI Retires today!

Smt. R Muthamil’s initial appointment was at Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped, Guindy, Chennai 32 as Workshop Attendant. Later on, after having declared as surplus staff in that Department, she has joined at All India Radio, Chennai as Multi-Tasking Staff on 07.12.1990. She has been a very sincere, hard working and dedicated employee throughout her service career. She has put in more than 35 years of commendable service. It is worth mentioning that in Hindi Competitions held for MTS category every year, she has secured First Prize on most of the occasions. 

All the Staff of AIR, Chennai and Prasar Bhararti Parivar wish Smt. R Muthamil a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Contributed By:AIR Chennai ,airchennai4@gmail.com

Shri R Rajagopalan, Clerk Gr. II,AIR Chennai Retires Today!


Shri R Rajagopalan has joined Govt. Service on 30.03.1981 as Clerk Gr. II at Press Information Bureau, Chennai and later on served at various PIB, Offices like Hyderabad and Hubli. He joined All India Radio, Chennai as LDC on 01.05.1987. He was promoted as UDC on 14.12.2001 and posted at HPT, Doordarshan, Kodaikanal from there he was transferred to AIR, Madurai and then to Commercial Broadcasting Service, AIR, Chennai. Throughout his service career, he has served in various sections/wings like Programme, Accounts / Administration and discharged his duties very diligently and meticulously. A very sincere, dedicated and hard working personnel

All the Staff of AIR, Chennai and Prasar Bhararti Parivar wish Shri R Rajagopalan a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Contributed By:AIR Chennai ,airchennai4@gmail.com

Dr. T SIDDHARTHAN, HEAD OF OFFICE CBS, AIR, CHENNAI Retires today!


Dr.T.Siddharthan, Head of Office, Commercial Broadcasting Service, All India Radio, and Chennai has retired from service on superannuation on 30th June 2017. He belongs to 1988 batch of UPSC Direct Recruit Programme Executives.

He started his career as a print media journalist in the mid eighties at Chennai and later joined the Secretariat Service of Government of Tamilnadu, before migrating to AIR.He has been a sincere, dedicated worker and held several key positions in All India Radio, Chennai. He has served at AIR, Trichirappalli, Chennai, Coimbatore and Uthagamandalam stations of AIR. He has mastered in interviewing skills and Programme administrative matters.

He earned a Ph.D degree in the year 2010 for his work on the efficacy of Radio broadcast in disseminating certain psychological principles. He has translated a number of books for Sahitya Akademi and National book Trust and other publications from English to Tamil. He authored two books one on Popular Science and the other on Environment. He has presented a paper in the World Classical Tamil Conference held at Coimbatore in the year 2010.

After successful completion of 32 years of Government Service, he has retired as Assistant Director of Programme (Adhoc).

All the Staff of AIR, Chennai and Prasar Bhararti Parivar wish Dr.T.Siddharthan a very peaceful and healthy retirement life.

Contributed By:AIR Chennai ,airchennai4@gmail.com

Shri Shivaji Fulsundar, Deputy Director General &HOO Doordarshan Mumbai Retires on 30.06.2017



Shri Shivaji Fulsundar, Deputy Director General &HOO Doordarshan Mumbai, is retiring on 30.06.2017, after an illustrious service from DDK, Mumbai. He is also holding an additional charge of the Additional Director General (WZ), Doordarshan.

He is from a Farmers family, had his schooling from Hindmata Vidyalaya, Vadgaon(Kandali) a small village in Pune(Maharashtra) and graduation from College of Agril.Pune, MPKV, Rahuri (Maharashtra). Immediately after graduation he joined Doordarshan Mumbai as Producer Gr II as a Direct recruit & subsequently promoted as Asst. Director & Dy. Director (Prog.). During his Tenure at DDK, Mumbai he has done productions of a varied spectrum at the state, National & International level.Shri Shivaji Fulsundar has also worked as I/C Marketing Division, Prasar Bharati, Mumbai bet. Nov.2006 & March 2011 where under his leadership, the division was a Recipient of DD Awards for “Excellence in Marketing of Indo-Pakistan Cricket Series in 2007.”

During his tenure at DDK, Ahmedabad as Head of Prog. & latter on as Dy. Director General(P) bet. April 2011 &September 2014, there was a complete resurgence at the Kendra with the same team with regards to the Prog. Content, Revenue Generation & popularity of the channel. DDK Ahmedabad has been awarded with the National Media Award for DDGirnar by Election Commission of India in January-2014 from President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, received by him as a Team Leader for “the Campaign on Voters Education & Awareness during the General Elections to State Assembly of Gujarat in 2012”.

His Major Contribution has been in Planning & launch of DD Kisan on May 26th 2015 in Delhi by Hon. PM of India, the dream Project of NDA Govt.

Shri Shivaji Fulsundar has been decorated with numerous awards, some of them are:

The Documentary “GREEN GOLD” on Environmental Awareness which was initially Produced for SAARC Telecast, received an Honorary Mention at EKOFILM’89 International Film Festival at Czechoslovakia. It was great Honor to Doordarshan India.

Merit Certificate from Sheriff of Mumbai for Outstanding Contribution made towards benefit & welfare of Mumbai city in 1989-90

Vasantrao Naik Puraskar & Memorandum for an outstanding contribution in ‘Agril. Journalism & Media contribution’ from Vasantrao Agril.Research & Development Pratishtan,Mumbai in 1993. 

‘Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar’ from Maharashtra Kala Niketan,Mumbai for Outstanding Contribution in Media in 2004

1stShetimitra Puraskar & Gold Medal’ from Government of Maharashtra for the Meritorious work in the Agril. Communication in October-1993.

Recipient of DD Awards for ‘Event Production’ at DD Sahyadri in 2004-05 & 2005-06.

Our choicest best wishes for him for another brilliant post–retirement innings. 

Contributed By:Shivaji Fulsundar ,shivajifulsundar@gmail.com

ALL INDIA RADIO:JEYPORE (O) CELEBRATES FOUNDATION DAY



All India Radio Jeypore (O) celebrated its 54th Foundation Day on 28th June, 2017 by starting the day with plantation in the AIR, New Colony. All the staff members participated in this programme with exemplary enthusiasm. Around fifty saplings of a variety of forest plants were planted by the staff members.




In the evening the Recreation Club of All India Radio, Jeypore organized a get-together where the artists who performed in the award winning Akashvani Annual Award programmes of All India Radio, Jeypore were felicitated. The celebration reinforced the feeling of All India Radio as a family.

Contributed by :N.N.Patnaik,Programme Executive,AIR, Jeypore.

Workshop at Radio Kashmir,Jammu.


All India Radio in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture Co-operation and farmers welfare is going to organize two days workshop on 29th and 30th of June 2017 at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and technology , Chatha, Jammu in coordination with Radio Kashmir Jammu on “ Impact assessment and capacity building workshops” exclusively for the producers of Kisanvani programmes of various All India Radio Stations . This workshop is part of 5 two days workshops to be conducted at different locations in the country.

19 producers of Kisanvani from the Northern States of India will be participating to pave out the passage for the Govt. of India’s initiative for the stake holders for doubling Farm Income by 2022.Sh. Sanjay Banerjee,Photo officer, MM/JD Department of Agriculture Co-operation and farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, the officers from Directorate General,All India Radio Sh. H.K. Pani OSD(P), Sh. M.K. Sharma, Asstt. Director of Programmes(F&H), Sh. Vijender Sajwan Prog. Executive (F&H) would sensitize the participants on effective programming.

The Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and technology, Jammu will inaugurate the said workshop followed by the welcome address by Ms. Anjali Sharma, Head of office Radio Kashmir Jammu. Besides the representations of officials from the Agriculture Ministry ,Regional Subject matter/Agro industry expert ,Agriculture Scientist, Agro Meteorologist from IMD,State Agriculture Department/District Administration officials ,NIC Scientists ,IT experts, Progressive farmers will be part of the workshop.

The two days workshop is being co-ordinated by Sh.S.K. Malhotra Programme Executive(F&H) Radio Kashmir Jammu.

Contributed By:Programme Head,Radio Kashmir Jammu,sdrkjammu@gmail.com

Dr. Anand Prakash Srivastava, PEX,AIR Allahabad Retires on 30.06.2017.

Dr. Anand Prakash Srivastava, Programme Executive (Date of Birth : 01.07.1957) of this station is going to retire on 30.06.2017. He joined AIR on 30-12-1983 at Allahabad as Transmission Executive. He has also worked at AIR, Obra and AIR, Varanasi as a PEX. He has served the AIR approx. 34 years and given his precious contribution to AIR. As a Prog. Executive, he looked after Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Drama, feature, women & children, Coordination and Educational broadcast and farm & Home section. His contribution in programme production and OB based programme during Kumbha and Ardh-Kumbha has been precious. He has been gentle, well behaved and soft spoken to the staff. He has been meticulous and sincere to his work. He maintained a very good cordial relation with all wings of AIR. His contribution to AIR will always be remembered.

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

Contributed By: B.R.Jaiswal,DDE,allahabad@air.org.in

Sh. Jaikrushna R. Rathod, PEX, AIR Ahmedabad Retires on 30.06.2017.


Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a happy,healthy and peaceful retired life.

Contributed By:AO,ahmedabad@air.org.in

Sh. Ravubha G. Parmar, Motor Driver, AIR Ahmedabad Retires on 30.06.2017.


Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a happy,healthy and peaceful retired life.

Contributed By:AO,ahmedabad@air.org.in

Senior Announcer, AIR Jodhpur, Shri Dhanna Ram Choudhary retires on 30.06.2017.

Senior Announcer Shri Dhanna Ram Choudhary retires on 30th June after rendering thirty six years of glorious service. Shri Choudhary, popularly known as Dhan Ji, his stock character name was very popular in the rural areas for his very popular farm and home programme presentation. Shri Choudhary joined as English Stenographer in the year 1981, and later in the year 1986 he was selected for the post of Junior Announcer ( Compere Rural Programme ). Holding a Masters degree in Rajasthani, he was apt choice for rural programme presentation. He has thousands of field coverages experience and it would not be out of place to mention that in one of the recent field coverage innocent children around 14-15 years literally touched him and asked Shri Choudhary to say some of his popular style to believe whether he was really the same person who speaks to them every evening. All India Radio, Jodhpur would be missing his contributions especially field coverages. A never say NO person for work Shri Choudhary covered an OB on 23rd June also. May be before 30th some more OB's. He has a happy family. An Electrical Engineer son, working with Rajasthan Electricity Department as Junior Engineer, and an M. tech Daughter, also in Electrical Engineer. Both children are happily married and settled.

All India Radio, wishes Mr Choudhary a very Happy, Healthy retired life.

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

Shri Mukesh Malviya, Instrumentalist B-High Grade Retires on 30.06.2017.


    
Shri Mukesh Malviya, Instrumentalist (B High Grade) (Date of Birth 02.06.1957) of this station is retiring on 30.06.2017. He joined AIR, Sambalpur Orissa in July, 1988. He has served approx. 29 years in AIR. He has also worked at AIR, Lucknow and AIR, Allahabad. He has played Guitar at many music concerts. He also composed music. He maintained a very good cordial relation with all wings of AIR. His contribution to AIR will always be remembered.

Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a happy, healthy and peaceful retired life.

Contributed By: B.R.Jaiswal,DDE,allahabad@air.org.in

Thursday, June 29, 2017

देहरादून : केंद्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री वेंकैया नायडू ने किया आकाशवाणी केंद्र का शुभारम्भ



गुरुवार को उत्तराखण्ड को एक नई सौगात मिल गई है. केंद्रीय सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्री एम वेंकैया नायडू ने देहरादून में दूरदर्शन केंद्र के नए भवन के लोकार्पण साथ ही आकाशवाणी केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया. इस मौके पर उन्होंने कहा कि आकाशवाणी केंद्र से क्षेत्रीय भाषाओं को बढ़ावा दिया जाएगा.उन्होंने कहा कि उत्तराखंड राज्य बनने के बाद से यहां आकाशवाणी केंद्र की मांग चली आ रही थी. जब निशंक मुख्यमंत्री थे, तब इसके लिए भूमि का आवंटन हो गया था, लेकिन किन्हीं कारणों से आकाशवाणी की शुरूआत नहीं हो सकी है.

उन्होंने कहा कि सभी लोगों को अपनी मातृभाषा में ही विचारों का आदान—प्रदान करना चाहिए. असमी, पंजाबी, गढ़वाली, कुमाऊंनी, तमिल, कन्नड़, गुजराती आदि जो किसी की मातृभाषा है उसी को बढ़ावा देना चाहिए. उन्होंने अंग्रेजी भाषा की ओर बढ़ रहे लोगों को आगाह किया कि भाषा और भावना दोनों में गहरा संबंध होता है. इसलिए मातृभाषा से हम आपनी मातृभूमि से जुड़े रह सकते हैं.वैंकया नायडू ने कहा​ कि लम्बे इंताजर के बाद लोगो की ये मांग पूरी हो गयी है. खास बात ये है कि आकाशवाणी पर लोगों के लिए गढ़वाली, कुमाउंनी व जौनसारी समेत तमाम क्षेत्रीय भाषाओं में कार्यकम प्रस्तुत किए जाएंगे. इस दौरान केंद्रीय मंत्री ने क्षेत्रीय भाषा को आगे बढाने पर बल दिया.

मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेंद्र सिंह रावत ने दूरदर्शन भवन के लोकार्पण व आकाशवाणी केन्द्र के शुभारम्भ के लिए केंद्रीय मंत्री नायडू को धन्यवाद दिया. इसके साथ ही उन्होंने कहा कि अब हम अपने दूरदर्शन केंद्र के माध्यम से अपनी बात देश और दुनिया के सामने बेहतर ढंग से रख सकते हैं. इससे हमारी संस्कृति और सभ्यता का प्रचार—प्रसार होगा. इससे पर्यटन के लिए अपार संभानायें बनेंगी. तीर्थाटन में भी उल्लेखनीय प्रगति आयेगी.इसके मौके पर पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री व सांसद रमेश पोखरलियाल निशंक, कैबिनेट मंत्री मदन कौशिक, सांसद राज्य लक्ष्मी शाह भी मौजूद थीं.

Source and Credit : http://uttaranchaltoday.com/hn/2017/06/29/union-minister-venkaiah-naidu-inaugurated-the-air-station-in-dehradun/

DD News on the top in news Channels



........... it is the public sector broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) News, which has beaten all such private channels, according to the data released by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), which uses a real-time television rating points (TRP) measurement system, and is a non-profit body of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, Association of Advertising Agencies of India and Indian Society of Advertisers. And DD News in the English genre has done so in some style as numbers related to all different measuring standards applied by BARC show................

Mascot Designing contest for “Jago Grahak Jago” -- Last Date 28-07-2017


The Department of Consumer Affairs runs a “Jago Grahak Jago” multimedia campaign to create awareness amongst consumers about their rights, redressal mechanisms available to them as well as their duties. “Jago Grahak Jago” tagline is a household term now.With active participation of the citizens of the country, this Department can meet the challenge. To better understand the issues being faced by the present day consumers and the multimedia campaign being carried out by this Department so far.

However, there have been views to have different mascot for the campaign.It is therefore proposed to get mascot(s) developed on the theme of “Consumer is King/Queen”. The mascot expression can be that of a confident consumer, inquisitive consumer, protesting consumer and counselling consumer,etc. This Department is therefore organizing a mascot designing contest on the theme of “Consumer is King/Queen”.

The last date for submission of entries would be 28th July, 2017.

Source and full details : https://www.mygov.in/task/mascot-designing-contest-creating-consumer-awareness-%E2%80%9Cjago-grahak-jago%E2%80%9D-campaign-department/

SHRI KUPPA VENKATA KRISHNA, INSTRUMENTALIST-VEENA, AIR, VIJAYAWADA RETIRES ON 30.06.2017

Shri K.V.Krishna S/o Late Shri Kuppa Viswapathi Sastry, Instrumentalist-Veena, All India Radio, Vijayaawada retires on 30.06.2017. He has Joined Instrumentalist-Veena at All India Radio, Mangalore on 03.02.1986. He got "A" grade on 30.03.2989, he was transferred on same capacity to All India Radio, Vijayawada on 30.11.2983. He got Grade-I on 21.11.2012.

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When Disaster Strikes, Public Broadcasting Delivers



Public television’s important role in public safety

At the NAB Show in April, I had the privilege of moderating a panel that explored the growing role of the public media system in supporting public safety. I was joined by Roger Stone, assistant administrator of National Continuity Programs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Tom Axtell, general manager of Vegas PBS; Dana Golub, senior director of Public Programs for PBS; Lisa Trapani Shumate, associate vice president and general manager of Houston Public Media; and Lonna Thompson, executive vice president, COO and general counsel of America’s Public Television Stations.

This group has plenty of firsthand knowledge and experience, and our discussion yielded some very compelling information about the role of the public media system in supporting safety:
· Some 90 percent of survivors are saved not by first responders but by their fellow citizens and neighbors. Arming the public with information and tools helps turn potential victims into survivors.
· Public television stations reach more than 97 percent of the public. In some rural and tribal areas, public broadcasting represents the only source of information during a disaster.
· Many local, state and federal agencies—including FEMA—have longstanding and successful partnerships with the public media system. These collaborations give public agencies access to infrastructure and services that would cost millions for them to replicate on their own.

Of course, the role of public broadcasting in supporting public safety isn’t a closely guarded industry secret. In fact, new research from Eagle Hill Consulting affirms that 80 percent of the public is already aware of the role of the public broadcasting in supporting public safety. What’s more, 87 percent see a role for public media in educating underserved populations—including low-income communities, individuals with disabilities and rural communities—about responding to emergencies. Even more (91 percent) view public television as an effective channel for educating children about responding to emergencies. The Eagle Hill research tells us that public trust is there. And, increasingly, so is the technology.

INNOVATIONS IN EMERGENCY INFORMATION & COMMUNCATION

For more than a decade, FEMA has partnered with public television—relying on public broadcasters as one of the vital channels for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, which receives and authenticates messages from alerting authorities and then routes them to appropriate public alerting systems. The IPAWS system is highly redundant to maximize the probability of important messages reaching citizens. Public television transmitters provide one of those redundant paths for messages, using a robust infrastructure that includes backup generators at nearly every transmitter. This ensures continuity when conditions are challenging, just when such a system is likely needed the most.

More recently, many public television stations have begun making the investments necessary to support high-speed datacasting. This technology is a game-changer when it comes to educating the public about emergency preparedness and communicating following an incident. High-speed datacasting makes it possible to use TV to deliver rich, real-time information that would normally be available only on the internet. Imagine the ability to send and receive tornado tracking maps, evacuation routes and photos of a missing child as part of an Amber alert. First responders can also use datacasting for secure incident response communication, such as providing a remote fire commander the real-time video feed of a drone to help firefighters on the ground. All of these capabilities exist today, using the datacasting features available with ASTC 1.0. 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEXT GEN TV

When it comes to public broadcasting and public safety, what will the future bring? Along with my fellow panelists at the NAB Show, I foresee significant opportunities to further expand and enhance these collaborations. By implementing innovative technologies—and supporting them with effective change management—the public media system can add even more value.

With the recent significant focus on the ATSC 3.0 next gen TV standard, emergency alerting and public safety support are even more integrated. Rather than an afterthought, ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting has been considered with the standards from the beginning and is a key focus throughout. Features such as a “wake up” function for receivers and location-specific targeting have been built in from the start. Coupled with a new modulation scheme that will support mobile devices and deep indoor penetration, ATSC 3.0 will provide a new level of public safety support—one that will no doubt be embraced by public television stations to further their missions as important resources in the communities they serve.

John McCoskey is the Industry Lead Executive –Technology, Media & Entertainment at Eagle Hill Consulting in Arlington, Va. He can be reached at jmccoskey@eaglehillconsulting.com.


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What is wrong with English TV news and journalism in India


After a decade and more of private television news channels sprouting up in India, the scene and method of delivery of what is termed 'news' has finally attained a sense of uniformity. 

And if the standards that they represented were in line with the principles of at least the basics of journalism such as independence, impartiality etc., this would have been good news for the viewers and consumers of news. Sadly though this is not the case. Instead, what can be considered a height of hubris and the true nature of the news broadcasting business- not a service anymore- can be seen through the screens of all such channels flashing big numbers, almost on a daily basis, claiming to be the 'Most watched' or 'Number 1.' This is truer of private English TV news channels as for any other. And what has made matters worse is that their claims have now proven to be not true. When such channels first came up in India, there was a reason private news channels were welcomed by viewers so that people won't be dependent on the public sector broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) News and could get informed of the views of not only the government but also the other side of the divide, as well as better standards. But the reality is that DD News in the English Genre is beating all its competitors hands down. As latest data from the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), which uses a real-time television rating points (TRP) measurement system, shows that DD News bulletins are leading the market comfortably. 

The problems with TV journalism in India Serious issues that are noticed with the English news channels in India are by no means restricted only to the country, or just to the stream of broadcast journalism. The peculiarity of the problem related to them though seems to be a uniformity in how they are functioning, in front of the camera and behind. A case that is not always seen in countries like the US from where India's news channels have picked up their ways of functioning. While the hope and expectations from media houses whether in print, online or TV journalism would be that of impartiality, this in India, like in other countries such as the US seems to have fallen flat. But while in the US, for example, alternatives, in the form of various channels related to not only the difference when it comes to presenting the stories but also the editorial line, put together complete a package where all the sides of an issue, especially related to politics and government, eventually get covered. In India, the herd seems to move together in one direction depending on the prevailing political winds. This opens the industry up to justifiable criticism by viewers of dealing in propaganda rather than serious and meaningful news. On top of all this, murky financial dealings of almost all news channels, though reported only in hushed tones, give additional material to those in power to force channels to toe the desired line. In addition to this close ties with politicians, interference from owners have added to their downfall. 

Another major difference since such private channels came into being in India has been the turn of the field of journalism into a business, with advertisers becoming the consumers for channels instead of viewers, leading to a major shift in the content carried on air along with how it is done. And the rise of hundreds of 24-hour news channels has brought with it intense competition for grabbing viewership. This is especially the case when it comes to the English medium news channels, which have a limited number of viewers. This has led to a drastic fall in standards, from the expected in-depth works of journalism to more sensationalization of the news in order to grab the highest TRP ratings through what can be easily described 'WhatsApp Journalism'. This has not only led to falling of standards, no follow up on stories and non-issues becoming news where even before reporting on what has happened, the blame game starts and insults and accusations are hurled on top of their voices by journalists. The Fox News culture For a population used to news being read to them in a calm and composed manner, the sudden shift to a TV screen where the news anchor has transformed to judge, jury and executioner can be thought of as nothing but a shock. This can clearly be seen as one of the major reasons behind the poor showing of channels when it comes to viewership. And for this, there can be no one but one man, the founder of American news channel Fox News, Roger Ailes, who can be seen as the reason. Ailes, who died last month, brought a change in how and what kind of news should be given to the viewer. His clear motto was to change from delivering news that viewers need, to what sells, with nationalism and political leanings at the centre of it. Along with this he also gave us the famous anchor, Bill O'Reilly, who was the face of such a change in journalism. He can easily be seen as the original version of the now famous Indian TV anchor who recently started his own channel after being the face of another well-known one. Bill, like the voice, that in India behind the question that India wants to know, became famous for taking a hard line, including shouting, against those not agreeing with his point of view, and who generally belonged to the political side opposite to his. 

And now the same formula has been adopted by anchors at almost all channels, which though might be considered a boost for viewership initially, become exhausting for the viewer and can finally lead to a fall in numbers among the general public except for a small dedicated following. Such an approach also hurts as it plays a part in what content will be shown instead of a focus on general news from all over the country which would interest a pan India audience. This has been compounded by the fact that following the Fox culture, who delivers the news and how they do it have become more important instead of what news is reported. Why and how is DD winning These problems are the very reason that DD News, in the English medium which was supposed to be the domain of fancier private channels, especially in bigger cities, has been able to beat them. The numbers related to viewership given out by BARC show that it has done so comfortably across various fields such as smaller and bigger cities, rural and urban, and across various age groups. According to the data released by the Council for the week of 10th to 16th June of this year, when DD News broadcasted English News, an average of 34.2 per cent of well educated & high income group male viewers of age group 22 and above in cities with a population of 10 Lakh or more, watched DD News, leaving other English News channels far behind. In fact other than Times Now (28.2 per cent) and newly launched Republic TV (17.9 per cent), all other channels combined did not reach number achieved by DD News. Along with this, the data of average for the same week shows that more than half of the viewers in the category of both male and female of ages 15 or above in rural and urban areas watched DD news when it showed English bulletin while all other channels were left fighting over less than 50 per cent of the market share. 

The figure of average last 4 weeks shows that more than 40 per cent of the well-educated and high-income group Males of age group 22 and above watched English news bulletins of DD News, with most other channels struggling to even reach the 5 per cent mark. Adding to the woes of the private channels is the fact that though they might claim to be the voice of the nation, out of more than a 120 crore population of the country they only reach a meagre four million people. Though these might just seem like numbers, they clearly point to as to why the model of a conventional news broadcast that is the backbone of the profession which DD seems to have held onto while catering to its pan-India reach, is beating the new age journalism of private channels. DD has quite clearly been able to resist the urge to follow the likes of modern day 'Anchor gods' and has stuck to delivering news keeping in mind the principles taught to all students in journalism courses around the world. And it is trying to evolve with the times rather trying to create a revolution that most TV anchors claim to do so almost on a nightly basis. But the hopes that private channels will learn from the numbers released by BARC, can be thought to be clearly out of place, and the viewers need to resign themselves to the fact that claims of being the best and representing their voice are going to quite clearly dominate their TV screens, even if the number of how many tune in to watch keep falling.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1.17 Crores in a month - Record Revenue booking by Akashvani Pune



Commercial section of Akashvani Pune has earned a record revenue of over Rs. 1.176 crores (gross) / Rs. 1.03 crores (net) in one month ( June 2017). The revenue earned on Vividh Bharati channel was around Rs. 37.4 lakhs, whereas the revenue figures for primary channel crossed Rs. 74.1 lakhs, with National bookings for Man ki Baat and cricket commentary amounting to about Rs. 43.4 lakhs. 

The commercial team of Akashvani Pune - namely Shri Chandrashekhar Nagarkar, PEX and Shri Vinod Adhav, UDC deserve a big hand for this unprecedented achievement. 

Source : Commercial section, AIR Pune

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1



In a move that will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and defence personnel, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA).
The HRA that has been approved will be 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.
“The HRA will not be less than Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 depending on the type of city and calculated at 30%, 20% and 10% of minimum pay Rs 18,000,” a government statement said.
The HRA revision will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees. HRA constitutes 60% of the total allowance of a government employee’s pay...

Source , credit and read more at  http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cabinet-approves-7th-pay-commission-recommendations-on-allowances/story-IJKaT1CFolootCAO5s9CdK.html

Retierment Message - Parthsarthi Thapliyal, Prog. Officer, Akashvani Delhi



30 जून को सेवानिवृति का दिन है, यद्यपि मैं नही चाहता था कि बन्दमुठ्ठी खुले लेकिन प्रमोद जी दीपा जी जगमोहन जी जयश्री जी, पी एस ए अध्यक्ष आर श्रीनिवासन और अन्य सदस्य मित्रों के प्यार ने मुझे तरल बना दिया। सच कहूं उन्होंने मुझे ऐसा नही बताया था जैसा चित्रों में है। मेरा लंबा कार्यकाल मारवाड़ में बीता, जहां मैं जीवन के (1983- 2011)29 वर्ष जीवन को जिया हूँ। जोधपुर, बाड़मेर, जैसलमेर, नागौर,और कुछ दिन बीकानेर आकाशवाणी में भी सेवा का अवसर मिला। मारवाड़ की अपणायत मेरे दिल मे समायी है। ...सच कहूं रेडियो कार्यक्रम निर्माण और प्रसारण का अद्भुत अनुभव रहा।
किसी का नाम लूं किसीका नही तो अन्याय होगा। जोधपुर, पाली, जालोर, सिरोही, बाड़मेर, जैसलमेर के एक एक गांव और ढाणी से मेरा जुड़ाव रहा है। असंख्य रेडियो श्रोता आकाशवाणी जोधपुर के युववाणी, नमस्कार कार्यक्रमों के माध्यम से जुड़े रहे, जहां मेरा सीधा संवाद रहा। सेवा के आरंभिक दिनों में (1978 -1980)आकाशवाणी नजीबाबाद से प्रसारित ग्राम जगत कार्यक्रम के माध्यम से गढ़वाल और कुमाऊं के श्रोताओं से अत्यंत अपनत्व मिला। सेवा के इस छोर पर राष्टीय राजधानी क्षेत्र और राष्ट्रीयस्तर पर प्रसारण व्यवस्थाओं का खूब आनंद मिला।
मैं अपने श्रोता मित्रों और शुभचिंतकों का हृदय के अंतस्थल से आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ, जिन्होंने मुझे अपना प्यार, दुलार और सत्कार दिया। असंख्य श्रोता मुझे बार बार जोधपुर आने का न्योता देते रहे लेकिन मैं पिछले पांच वर्षों में जोधपुर न जा सका। इसका ये मतलब नही की जोधपुर से प्यार कम हो गया। मारवाड़ दिल मे बैठा है। आभार। नमस्कार।


आकाशवाणी अकोला - राजभाषा हिंदी के उत्कृष्ट कार्य निष्पादन के लिए को प्रथम पुरस्कार




नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन समिति अकोला द्वारा राजभाषा हिंदी के उत्कृष्ट कार्य निष्पादन के लिए वर्ष 2016-17 के लिए आकाशवाणी अकोला को प्रथम पुरस्कार

Source Prakash Vaidya

Inspiration-You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photos – Artist S Elayaraja.

 Elayaraja is a realistic oil painting artist from Tamil Nadu, India. He was born in 1979.Elayaraja paintings are known for its amazing realistic beauty and composition. He focus on Tamil women paintings using oil paint.Studied painting from Govt Fine Arts College, Chennai.


Elayaraja is a young Indian artist whose specialty is to capture every day moments of common people around him. Artist Elayaraja breaths life into the faces and lives of Indian women, in their every day moments of life. He has rightly been called the Raja Ravi Verma of modern times.



What is even more special is Elayaraja donated his entire collection in 2009 to be auctioned and the entire proceeds will be donated to “Friend In Need Society”.

Elayaraja is interested in using different mediums including watercolor, oil paint and acrylic. He was also inclined towards photography. Most of his paintings outline true Indian village scenes especially form his birthplace- Tamil Nadu. When talking about realistic Indian artists, the first name that comes to mind is of Elayaraja.

Elayaraja has breathed life into the faces and lives of uncaptured people, the common crowd in everday moments of life. Exquisite innocent expresions with delicate play of light and fine details will captivate you with its like realism. A reflections of his thoughts each painting reaches out to you with the naive eyes of its subjects engrossed in their own little world of regular work.

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