DD, AIR to broadcast live messages of Prez and PM; other programmes slated for next two days and on social media

NEW DELHI: Both All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan have made elaborate arrangements to cover special programmes and events linked to the Independence Day.


The message of President Pranab Mukherjee will be relayed live on 15 August from 8:00 pm onwards on both AIR and DD.


This broadcast will also be available on DTH and live streaming through FM Gold Channel 106.4 of AIR Delhi.


DD will relay this on the National Network of DD 1, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Urdu, DD Kashir, DD-India, DD Sports and its regional language channels. The President’s message in English will be followed by Hindi between 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Regional kendras will also telecast translations of the message between 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Kendras will be allowed to de-link for regional transmission between 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. All Hindi belt network states will be linked between 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm with DDK Delhi. 


The live telecast of the Independence Day by DD with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address from the ramparts of Red Fort will include his visit to Samadhis from 6.25 am onwards.


DD’s transmission will commence with Mangal Dhwani shehnai recital by Ustad Bismillah Khan from 6:25 am to 6:30 am followed by Vande Mataram at 6.30 am.


DD News will telecast the Independence Flag hoisting ceremony with sign language interpretation on DD News channel.


The commentary in Hindi and English will be alternatively telecast on all the DD channels. The morning transmission will be taken on terrestrial as well as satellite mode of all DDK’s.


8:30 am to 9:00 am have been allotted for regional transmission and all regional kendra’s will telecast the governor’s and Chief Minister’s messages and flag hoisting ceremony of the respective states for regional telecast.


The Prime Minister’s recording of flag hoisting ceremony and address to the nation will be repeated from 11:00 am to 12.30 pm on terrestrial as well as satellite mode.


On AIR, the regional versions of the President’s broadcast will be originated by the respective regional stations at 8:00 pm and will be compulsory, including local Radio stations in their respective regional languages.


The commentary of the flag hoisting by AIR will be simultaneously in Hindi and English and the Prime Minister’s address to the nation will be broadcasted by all stations and channels of AIR throughout the country.  This live broadcast will commence from 7.05 am across the country through terrestrial transmitters in AM and FM Mode, DTH and live streaming.


The regional versions of the Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation will be originated by the respective regional stations on 15 August and will be compulsory for all AIR Stations including local radio stations in their respective regional languages.


DD Bharati will telecast the film ‘Bharat Kokila’, a documentary on Sarojini Naidu, today. Both will be telecast at 08:30 pm respectively and repeated the next day at 04:30 am and 12:30 pm. 


A total of 179 national bulletins and News Magazines will widely cover PM’s speech along with sound bytes on AIR.


The highlights of Independence Day Celebrations from across the country will also be covered in bulletins and New Magazines. 


There will be a special edition of Samachar Darshan programme on AIR from 08.15 pm to 08.42 pm. 


The PM’s address will also be covered in 475 Regional bulletins by AIR in respective regional languages along with regional highlights of Independence Day celebrations. 


Regional News Units have been asked to mount special discussion programmes based on the PM’s speech. 


The highlights of the PM’s speech will also be available on Twitter, Facebook and SMS.


There will be an Audio link and photos of the Flag Hoisting ceremony on Facebook and Twitter.  Doordarshan’s YouTube site will also simulcast the address by the Prime Minister. 


Modi’s address can also be heard on and the audio and text of the President’s Address on the eve of Independence Day will be on the website of News Services Division of All India Radio.

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