New Delhi: Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar in presence of other dignitaries distributed Doordarshan’s Free Dish Set Top Boxes in Jammu and Kashmir besides launching half an hour Dogri programme and News Bulletin from DD Kashir and the signature tune of the channel on 22nd June 2019.The Dogri programme and News bulletin was launched for bringing sense of pride and oneness among the people.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Prakash Javadekar appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting especially Doordarshan for reaching out to the public in border areas to disseminate the message of Information, Education and Entertainment. He said that after the basic necessities, Information and entertainment are the most important needs of the people and the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking all the steps to reach out to the people to ensure these facilities.
Lauding the role of All India Radio, the Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has very ably utilized the services of such medium through Mann Ki Baat which has now become very popular. Shri Javadekar said that Doordarshan and All India Radio have a credibility which gives these channels an edge over the others who sometimes get carried away with rumors. Doordarshan is an institution of trust, he further added.
Chairman, PrasarBharati, Dr. A. Surya Prakash while addressing the audience highlighted the qualities of DD FREE DISH DTH and termed it as the tools of empowerment. He laid emphasis on the commitment of the Government to bring peace and prosperity across the region.
Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Shri Amit Khare, Director General, Doordarshan Ms. Supriya Sahu, Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir BVR Subrahmanyam and other State and Central Government officials were also present on the occasion.
This Set Top Box will be provided free of cost and the audience will be able to view 100 channels for free. The News Bulletin will be telecast daily at 6:00 pm on DD Kashir on digital mode. Rahul Sharma has composed the signature tune, which resonates with the spirit of the valley.