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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Arkin Parriot, ADP & Programme Head of Akashvani, Shillong retires.

Shri. Arkin Parriot, ADP & Programme Head of Akashvani, Shillong is retiring on 31st May, 2017.

Born on 7th May, 1957, Bah Arkin joined AIR on 02.05.1983 as Asstt Editor EB. Later he was selected through UPSC as PEX in 1991 & Promoted as ADP adhoc in 2014. Ever since he joined he had been reading the regional news later rechristened North East News, as he demits office on 31st May'2017 he'll leave after reading the North East News.

His message to fellow colleagues: Please serve the organisation and uphold the motto of AIR "Bahujan Hitaya,Bahujan Sukhaya". Keep the benefit and happiness of large sections of the people through Akashvani.

Choicest best wishes from PB Parivar. 

Source : Ella Mary,

Centre enhances subsidy to set up community radio stations

The government has enhanced the subsidy amount to set up community radio stations across the country from the existing 50 per cent to 75 per cent, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said today.The Information and Broadcasting Minister, who reviewed the performance of All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra here, said universities and NGOs would be encouraged to set up community radios and can also receive 70 per cent subsidy.He also told reporters that the subsidy for states in the north eastern region will be 90 per cent.Community radio is an empowering tool and a very useful tool to cater to the people in local dialect, he said, adding such radio stations broadcast programmes which are of "immediate" relevance to the community.

Responding to a query about enhancing the services of public broadcasters on par with private ones, Naidu said he has directed officials to produce quality programmes to compete with private FM channels."Earlier, government means no accountability. But, now (it means) accountability. People are asking for more information, more facilities. I have asked them (public broadcasters) to take the lead and produce quality programmes," he said."Public broadcasting is an essential service and the prime minister (Narendra Modi) chose AIR and Doordarshan for his 'Mann ki baat' programme due to these reasons," he said.On granting of digital licence to Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation, run by the state government, he said the ministry decided to give away the license considering the affordabale rates offered to public.

"When people can view more channels at affordable rates then why not give licenses? That is why we decided to issue the license," he said.On enhancing the services of Press Information Bureau (PIB), he said the Tamil version of PIB would be launched by August 15 in Tamil Nadu.On upgrading facilities at Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai, he said 245 studio high definition cameras and 254 field cameras have been procured for upgrading the infrastructure."An HD TV Studio has also been planned at a cost of Rs 15 crore. It will be commissioned in 2017-18," he said.About his visit to Chennai, Naidu said he would meet chief minister K Palaniswami tomorrow at the secretariat to discuss central and state government projects. 

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

Anti-Terrorism Day at AIR MADIKERI

Contributed By:Pankaj Kudtarkar,LIA,AIR MADIKERI,AIR MADIKERI ,

Akashavani Thiruvanthapuram Recreation Club Day Celebrations

Akashavani Recreation Club Day Celebration 18.5.2017 SubCollector Dr.Divya.S.Iyer IAS inaugurated the Club Day17. BSNL kerala Telecom Circle General Manager S.Joyothi Sanker, ITS Participated.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sangeeta Upadhye, ADE AIR Pune awarded Rashtriya Ranragini Puruskar

On Birth anniversary of Ahilyadevi Holkar,a function was organised at Acharya Atre Hall at Sant Tukaram Nagar,Pimpri,Pune. on 21st May 2017.Smt.Sangeeta Upadhye,Assistant Director,AIR Pune was awarded 'Rashtriya Ranaragini Puraskar'.Ranragini in Marathi means a brave woman something like Jhansi Ki Rani. Dr.Rajaram Tripathi,President,Rashtriya Ayurved Vishvaparishad was the Chief Guest of the function.

Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye had also bagged the best woman engineer award 2013 in West Zone for her outstanding constributions. She is also administrator of PB Parivar Blog. 

Source : Ashish Bhatnagar, DDG (E), AIR, Pune.

Mann ki Baat has evoked 'huge response' from NRIs: All India Radio

Mann ki Baat reaches out to listeners in 150 countries.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly address -- 'Mann Ki Baat' -- being aired to about 150 countries -- has evoked a "huge response" from people of Indian-origin living abroad, an All India Radio (AIR) director has said.The address, telecast live in Hindi, is also broadcast in a translated version in English. Excerpts of the speech are aired in various other languages, including Russian, French, Urdu and Chinese. "We reach out to listeners in 150 countries through our radio broadcast in Hindi and general overseas service (English)," AIR External Services Division Director Amlanjyoti Mazumdar said.

He said the "huge Indian diaspora across the globe" have the "right to connect to the prime minister of their parent country". The official said there was a "huge response" to Modi's address every time it was broadcast, and they had received a number of messages, mostly from African countries where a large number of people of Gujarati-origin live. Listeners also send in their responses from the Gulf countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he said.In one such message, a listener from New Zealand said it was "enchanting" to hear Modi and asked when the prime minister would visit his country. The official said that when the government's move to demonetise currency notes was being criticised by a section in India, the initiative was "applauded" by listeners abroad as a step to combat corruption. Mazumdar said one of the reasons for the huge response was that the prime minister had "a large fan following".

A tourism ministry official said tourist inflows had increased from the countries that Modi had visited in the last three years. He has made over 55 foreign visits since assuming charge in May 2014. The prime minister has also emerged as the most followed world leader on the photo-sharing app Instagram with 6.9 million followers, ahead of US President Donald Trump.The findings, published last month, were part of a global study, "World Leaders on Instagram", that analysed the activity of around 325 Instagram accounts of heads of state and government and foreign ministers over the last one year. Mazumdar said people across the globe can also log on to the broadcaster's website to listen to Modi live.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

AIR Bhopal bags int’l award for best documentary on environment

All India Radio Bhopal bagged an international award for its documentary ‘Keep Coming Nanu Thangu’. The documentary has been declared as best programme on climate change by Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union. The award was declared during the 3rd ABU Media Summit on Climate Change held in Dhaka. It carries a trophy and a cash prize of $1,000. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is an association of broadcasting organisations with 280 members in 57 countries and reaches a potential audience of about three billion people. The awarded documentary is an endeavour to throw light on prevalent Indian traditions that are close to nature. Hundreds of examples exist in our folk and tribal life that reveal profound understanding towards our environment. It is extremely important to dust off these rich traditions, integrate them into our present lifestyle and incorporate them in the strategy being adopted to tackle water crisis, stemming from climate change. The production team included Arvind Soni and Rajesh Bhat. Music was composed by Abhay Phagre and narrator was Padam Bhandari.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB Newsdesk & Social Media,

Inspiration-From Tonga Driver to King of Spices.

The Inspiring Story Of The Founder Of MDH Masale Mr. Mahashay Dharam Pal.

It's hard to ignore ‘that old man' in the MDH advertisements. Nearing nineties, he still makes sure that he stars in every MDH television commercial. And not bad, as his perseverance has immortalized him as the face of MDH, one of the biggest indigenous Indian businesses in the world. While most people would know about MDH, its founder, Mr. Mahashay Dharam Pal is hardly talked about. Here, his rags to riches story will make you believe that giving up is never an option.

The India-Pakistan partition ruined the life of millions of families. Mr Dharam Pal's family was based in Sialkot (Pakistan). The partition forced the family to move to India, leaving everything they ever owned to never return. While in Pakistan, Mr Dharam Pal's father sold spices for a living, operating out of a small shop called ‘Mahashian Di Hatti'.

Dharam Pal had given up studies while in 5th standard to assist his father at the shop. Then came the fateful year of 1947 and everything changed, forever. On September 7, Dharam Pal's family reached a refugee shelter in Amritsar, only to move permanently to Delhi within a few days. The family made an abandoned flat with no water, electricity or even a toilet, their new shelter. Since nobody knew what to do next, Dharam Pal borrowed Rs 1,500 from his father and bought a tonga (horse driven carriage/rickshaw). He charged two aana (equivalent of 1/16th of a rupee today) from Connaught Place to Karol Bagh.

Forced into poverty, there were days Dharam Pal had no passengers. Some even hurled abuses at him. Very soon, Dharam Pal realized that he was way more than this.

He sold the tonga, rented a shop, named it Mahashiyan Di Hatti (MDH) and started doing what he knew best—selling spices. Years passed, hard work went up and misery started to withdraw. The family didn't have to worry about having three meals a day. The ‘spice maker from Sialkot' was now getting popular by the word of mouth. Local fame brought in more business and more business brought in more money.The struggle was now over, forever. In 1953, another MDH outlet was started in Chandni Chowk and, in 1959, the family bought their first legally owned plot in Kirti Nagar to start a manufacturing unit. Fast forward to 2016, what started in a small shop in Karol Bagh is now a ‘spice manufacturing juggernaut' that even sells to countries abroad. Today, Mahashay Dharam Pal stands tall on a multi-million dollar empire and as an inspiration to millions.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Inspiration - Post-Retirement contribution to Society

On 30th April 2017 in the Temple Town of Kanchipuram, Dr Mangala Ayre and Capt P K Iyre celebrated 50 years of their worthy companionship . They have decided to reside there post retirement to serve the society through their engagement in education of underprivileged kids.

They live on the modest pension received from the Central Government. They know only one way to celebrate: serve more. Out of their savings they issue a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to SEED TRUST run by Dr Kalpana Shankar, another great lady herself . Now we have a mobile medical van for the poor of the area.

I was invited by Mangala Aaka to be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations without being told about their generous plans. I could not attend and regret to be missing in the photos which will touch many a lives. I had to really make an effort to convince Mangala Aaka that I should be allowed to share this story. She was not sure whether it would serve any purpose. The public space is too full with negativity, I argued. She suggested if Kalpana ( Dr Kalpana Sankar ) agrees then may be. Then I was allowed.

Such is the story of Mrs and Mr Ayre.

Source : Manas Mohanty

Radio kashmir Srinagar in association with GCF organises book launch for "ZARD PANEKI DAIR"

ZARD PANIK DAIR released by Gulshan Cultural Forum Kashmir at Govt. College of Education Srinagar.GulshanCultural ForumKashmir in colloboration with Radio Kashmir Srinagar today organized a literary event and released poetry collection.ZARD PANEKI DAIR" of contemporary poetess Nighat Sahiba at College of Education, MA Road Srinagar.The function was presided over by M.Y.Teng. The chief guest on the occasion was Farooq Nazki, and prof. Naseem shafaie attended as Guest of honor. The stage was shared by Syed Humayun Qaisar, Mohd Shafi Pandit and paper was presented by Prof. Shafi Shouq and Prof. Shanawaz Muntazir.

President of the forum Syed Bashir Kousar presented the welcome address and General Secretary Gulshan Badrani hosted the whole programme.In her speach Nighat sahiba also peresented some of her poems.A musical event, performed by Assad Anjum and Shazia Bashir was also part of the event.Among others who attended this event include Dr. Rafiq Masoodi, Satish Vimal, Shahnaz rashid, Bawani Bashir Yasir, Abdal Mahjoor, Ruksana Jabeen, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, Dr. Nazir Azad,Idrak Badrani, Ayaz Rasool Nazki, Syed Zeeshan Fazil, Fayaz Tilgami, Rahim Rahbar, Tanha Nizami, Rashid Nizami,Muzaffar Tak, M. Ashraf Tak, Dr. Iftikar, Shamshad Kralawari, Latief Niyazi, Maqbool Shida, Njsar Azam and Idrees Badrani.

Contributed By:Rafeeq Masoodi ,

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