DDK Mumbai director felicitated

Mumbai Doordarshan kendra director Mukesh Sharma was recently felicitated by film star Aamir Khan at the suburban MIG Club. 

Mumbai ex-sheriff Nana Chudasama (second from left) stands alongside Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan as he felicitates Mumbai Doordarshan Kendra director Mukesh Sharma at the suburban Mumbai MIG Club. Next to Sharma is DD Mumbai technical director GC Rai.

Both Sharma and technical director G C Rai were honoured for helping DDK Mumbai bag the Doordarshan Kendra Award for 2001. Khan who presented the mementos to Sharma and Rai said it was a rare occasion when government officials perform despite stringent rules and regulations within which they operate. "So, if someone is doing good work, society should appreciate it."

Responding to the felicitation, Sharma said: "A pat on the back is needed. If the work is recognised, then there is some incentive to work hard. DD Mumbai has produced excellent programmes in past and is continuing to do so. But in the early nineties, after the invasion of cable TV, it lost its viewers. Two years back, the viewership of DD Mumbai was two million which has now gone up to 20 million. It now reaches more than 70 per cent households in Maharashtra."

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