Interviewer:Smt. G. Meenakshi, Photography: Shri. Prem Shankar
The Prime Minister broadcasts to the nation every month on All India Radio and this address which is in Hindi is being translated into all the regional languages for the benefit of listeners of non Hindi speaking citizens and those who listen to the Prime Minister’s address would be amazed, I am sure The reason is that it makes every Tamil feel as if the Prime Minister himself is addressing the audience in Tamils The man behind this magic is Programme Executive of All India Radio, Shri. Ramaswamy Sudarsans. Shri. Sudarsan who has been working in All India Radio for more than 28 years has a bountiful voices If we were to close our eyes and listen to his voice, it would lead one to believe that the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi himself is talking in Tamils And we happened to meet the man whose voice has touched the hearts of Tamils ‘’As far as All India Radio is concerned, it is important that all those employed here need to know about all the fields of broadcasting And All India Radio provides a sound platform for this. I can present any programme and modulate my voice based on its specific requirements. For instance, if the programme demands presenting about nature, then one would have to describe the scenes and setting of the script in a pleasant manners If I am required to present news, there is no scope of any emotion or feeling at all. My experience is my Gurus And the voice is the boon of the Divines For some 15 years, I have been translating and presenting the addresses to the Nation of various Presidents, Governors and now the Prime Ministers Generally, the President addresses the nation on the eve of Republic Day and Independence Days And the Governor addresses the people on the occasion of Republic Day and Flag Days It is not a general practice to translate and present the Republic Day Address of the Prime Ministers However, after Shri. Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, since the year 2014, we have been translating and presenting the address of the Prime Minister too. The very thought that I am lending my voice to a patriot Modiji is itself a great inspiration’’, expressed Sudarsan with great happiness and satisfactions. Sudarsan is well versed in all the three languages of Tamil, Hindi and English. He has translated a lot of books in all the above languages Soon after the broadcast of the Prime Minister’s address to the nation every month end, the regional versions follow and the audio and script are uploaded on to the Mann ki Baath website and that of the PMOs If one were to dial 1922 on our mobiles, we can listen to the address in the regional language we wish to listens
Contributed by :- Shri. H S Ganesh, Pex, Social Media, AIR, Chennai.