CNN-IBN presents 'Special Independence Day Programming'

New Delhi, 12 Aug 2013: As India enters its 67th year of independence, CNN-IBN presents special Independence Day programming from August 12 to August 15 that will not just rejoice at India's many achievements, but also remind viewers of the many challenges that the country has faced and continues to face.

This Independence Day week, CNN-IBN puts the focus on the marginalized, who despite decades of independence continue to suffer, by highlighting issues such as malnutrition, poverty and bonded labour. Called State of the Nation - India: The Darker Side, the programming will include special stories in the newswheel and panel discussions from August 12 to 14 at 10:30 PM.

Also planned for this week is a special one-hour show Uttarakhand - Lest We Forget, which will profile heroes from the uniformed forces as well as ordinary citizens who saved thousands of lives and helped Uttarakhand recover from one of its worst natural disasters. This special will be aired on August 15 at 12 Noon and 8 PM.

On Independence Day, a special property India's Greatest Voices will bring you five one-hour episodes on the lives of Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Mukesh, some of the greatest singers that India has ever produced. This special will run throughout the day. A special online poll on will also be run to ask people to vote for their favourite legend from amongst the above - with the singer polling the most votes being declared India's Greatest Voice.

Speaking about the programming, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN Network said, "Since India got her Independence in 1947, she has come a long way in overcoming several obstacles. This special programming is our attempt to not only look back at all that we have achieved but also to critically examine issues that need to be addressed. We have tried to showcase a balanced blend of programming for our viewers in order to promote the united spirit of our nation."

Don't miss this special programming from Aug 12 to Aug 15, only on CNN-IBN.

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