Media offices turn tricolour for Independence Day 2014


MUMBAI: The country is gearing up to celebrate India’s 68th Independence Day. The patriotic fervor is in the air. Everything from channels to radio stations, newspapers, magazines and even the digital space have donned the colours of the tricolor.

With every individual busy with their hectic lives, Independence Day is the only day where people across the country come together to celebrate regardless of their caste, creed or religion. As the I-Day nears, Indiantelevision.com takes a look at how different media organisations are celebrating this day at their offices.

Doordarshan Mumbai

* The pubcaster Doordarshan's Mumbai Kenra led by its head Mukesh Sharma  has decided to throw a special Independence Day  eve dinner for a select group of invitees from the cities glitterati and bring in Independence Day, reminding Indians of another generation of what happened when India attained independence on 15 August 1947. A flag hoisting ceremony will follow in the morning on 15 August followed by breakfast.

Zee News

* Coming up with an innovative exercise for the I-day, Zee News is launching a campaign ‘My Earth My Duty’, under which symbolic plantation will be done at its office and also at locations like Wagah Border, Lucknow, Udhampur and Delhi. The organisation will also have a ‘Best Tiranga Girl and Boy Contest’, awarding the best dressed employees. Meanwhile, the Zee TV office will be accessorised with Tri Colour balloons and all the employees will be treated with sweets for the occasion.

SureWaves, Bengaluru

* With patriotism in the air, employees at SureWaves, Bengaluru have decided to wear attire that in some ways reflects the Indian flag’s tri-colour on 14 August followed by a get-together in the office where quiz and some impromptu games are planned. The company is also toying with the idea of flag hoisting and is thinking of initiating a drive towards waste management at home. If it can, it plans to bring in an expert who will speak to the company team and their families about waste composting and waste conversion to manure depending on the expert’s availability. They are also trying to distribute small Bundi packets to remind the employees about childhood days in the school.

Group M

* While India's leading media agency's GroupM's  office has already been decorated with balloons in tri-colour, chocolates will be distributed to the employees.

NDTV Good Times

* For a special Independence Day celebration, the whole of NDTV Good Times’ office will be seen in ethnic, wearing a mix of saffron, white and green.

Tata Sky

* The DTH operator has also decided to deck up its office with saffron, white and green balloons, suiting the occasion along with snacks and songs. Knowledge will be tested with a special Independence day quiz.

While a number of media offices have something special planned for the day, a few of them like India TV, Times Now, NDTV, Sony, Atria, Star Network’s Kannada GEC – Suvarna have nothing special planned for Independence Day.

As different offices celebrate Independence Day in their own special way, we at Indiantelevision.com wish you a Happy 68th Independence Day. We will be donning ethnic wear, sing patriotic songs, ending with the national anthem. Jai Hind!

Latest Reads

Ficci Frames and market concludes on grand note

The FICCI Frames and the newly launched content market as part of FICCI Frames 2018 concluded on a grand note.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
Screen Density: Lessons from the world & Exploring new business models

n Day 2 of FICCI FRAMES happening in Mumbai, there was a session on Screen Density in India attended by some eminent panelists consisting of Mr. William Feng, VP, Greater China, MPA, Kurt Rieder, Head-Theatrical Asia, 20th Century Fox, Kapil Agarwal, Joint MD, UFO, Kamal Gianchandani, Chief of...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
Broadcasters see positive future for TV in India

MUMBAI: The threat of OTT and integrated platform ecosystems like Android TV is at the peak. Its increasing penetration across all age groups may be a threat to the broadcasters in the coming time. But, it isn’t the case yet in India with 64 per cent TV home penetration and much room for growth....

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
M&E stakeholders need to collaborate for growth: Sudhanshu Vats

MUMBAI: If the Indian media and entertainment (M&E) sector, poised to be Rs 2 trillion industry by 2020, is to be a force multiplier and up the present growth trajectory, then all the stakeholders, including the government, need to collaborate sinking differences, according to Viacom18 Group...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
M&E to cross Rs 2 trillion by 2020: FICCI-EY report

FICCI Frames 2018 saw the launch of its annual media and entertainment (M&E) report, this year by Ernst & Young (E&Y) titled ‘Re-imagining India's M&E sector’ which captures key insights from the exciting and fast growing Indian M&E sector.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
Ficci Frames 2018: Smriti Irani for highlighting M&E's economic importance

MUMBAI: Even as the Indian media and entertainment (M&E) sector is projected to cross $31 billion by 2020, Minister for Information and Broadcasting (MIB) Smriti Irani said yesterday it is imperative that the country as a whole projected the economic value that the industry lends to the country...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
New initiatives at FICCI Frames 2018

MUMBAI: The 19th edition of FICCI Frames to be inaugurated by the I&B and Textiles minister Smriti Irani on March 4 is all set to be a grand event. There are a lot of interesting sessions lined up with few new initiatives this year. The annual media and entertainment global convention...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
All India Radio, Radio Mirchi, INOX & State Governments join forces with The Festival of Bharat

The Festival of Bharat, a one-stop experiential window into the best of India, partners with India’s national broadcaster, All India Radio, and India’s favourite Hindi music radio station, Radio Mirchi to promote arguably the largest PPP (privately funded and organised, government backed) cultural...

Specials Event Coverage Occasions
FICCI BAF Awards 2018 entries now open

FICCI Frames–the three-day global convention covering the entire gamut of India’s media and entertainment industry–is close, bringing with it the Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards, one of the most coveted animation, visual effects and gaming (AVG) awards. The last date to submit entries for the...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories