Doordarshan television awards on 11 December

In a bid to recognize talent within (and maybe also kick in some much needed enthusiasm) the national broadcaster is holding its own 'Doordarshan Awards 2000-2001' for excellence in different fields of television.

To be held at the Siri Fort auditorium in Delhi on 11 December 2001, the awards will cover excellence in thematic, aesthetic and technical quality of programming for television produced by the different Doordarshan Kendras (stations).

The awards ceremony, which promises to be a mega event showcasing the best DD has to offer, will be telecast live on the DD1 national network from 7 pm onwards on 11 December.

The DD Mumbai team headed by its director Mukesh Sharma will be looking after the ground event while live telecast will be handled by Doordarshan Delhi Kendra.

The awards will be judged by a committee headed by the controller of programmes, DD, Mandi House, New Delhi, with liaison work between all the Doordarshan networks being handled by Shehzadi Simon, DD Delhi.

Prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has agreed to inaugurate the awards presentation ceremony with information and broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj as the other main VIP invitee, says Sharma.

According to Sharma: "DK Mumbai have sent in their nominations for 22 of the categories."

The various categories under which the Doordarshan awards 2000-2001 will be presented are:


1. Most innovative Programme

2. Best Music Programme

3. Best Agriculture (Rural / Social) Programme

4. Best Documentary

5. Best Telefilm

6. Best Serial (Play)

7. Best Children's Programme

8. Best Youth Programme

9. Best Women's Programme

10. Best Sports Programme

11. Best Programme on Wildlife and Environment

12. Best Science and Technology Programme

13. Best Dance Programme

14. Best Cinematography

15. Best Sound Recording

16. Best Set Design and Art Direction

17. Best Animation

18. Best Editing

19. Best News Report of the year

20. Best Make-up

21. Best Graphics

22. Live Event of the Year / OB (Outdoor broadcast)

23. Lifetime Achievement

24. Best Spot

25. Best TV Show

B. Engineering and Technical Awards. There will be two awards, the first and the second prize for all categories under this head.

1. Best installed Studio / HPT Project in country

2. Best installed LPT/VLPT Transponder

3. Best Maintained Kendra in the country

4. Best Maintained DMC in the country

5. Best designed building in the country

C. Individual Awards

1. Best Technical Paper

2. Best Innovation

D. Best Doordarshan Kendra

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