IBN channels & sites plan special I-Day programming

NEW DELHI: IBN channels -- CNN-IBN, IBN7, IBN-Lokmat -- and its two news portals -- and -- have planned special programming to celebrate the country's 62nd Independence Day.

The sixth edition of bi-annual State of the Nation Poll, this Independence Day will focus on ‘The Great Indian Urban Family’ which will be aired both on CNN-IBN and IBN7.

The channel will also air the ‘Freedom of speech contest’ which will see ordinary citizens share their own version of the historic freedom speech by late Jawaharlal Nehru. The show will have celebrities and sports personalities articulating on what freedom means to them, changes they want to bring and how it can be done. The best speeches will go on-air across the network channels.

In addition, the channels will pay a tribute to soldiers through the show, ‘Mothers of martyrs special’ where mothers of martyrs will cook the favourite food of their sons in their memory.

Independence Day’s mood will be further celebrated with a musical show like ‘India rocks on’, where director-actor Farhan Akhtar along with the team of the upcoming movie ‘Rock on’ will interact with and perform to a live audience.

Moreover, ‘The Ranbir show’ will have Ranbir Kapoor and the leading ladies Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minnisha Lamba from the film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ movie sharing the experience of the movie.

The Independence week will also telecast ‘Ten defining moments’ and ‘The real heroes’ shows.

Apart from this IBN-Lokmat, the Marathi channel of the network will be airing a series of programmes under the theme of “Youth and freedom”. This includes a talk show anchored by the Nikhil Wagle, Editor IBN-Lokmat. and, the news portal of CNN-IBN and IBN 7, will also be hosting interactive contests like Colours of India, Freedom Blogs and Hoist a Flag. Viewers who miss out on the special on-air programming can even catch the videos on the news portals and

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