DD Bharati telecasts mutual interest programs coinciding with Prez's visit to China

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan and China’s pubcaster CCTV (China Central Television) are telecasting series of programmes aimed at fostering better people to people understanding between the two countries to coincide with the visit of president Pranab Mukherjee to China.

The president is in China from today to 27 May and this has led to an interesting exchange of programmes between the public broadcasters of two countries..

This exchange of programmes comes under the ambit of an MOU signed in May 2015, when prime minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier Li Keqiang expanded the cooperation between the two countries from films to television co-productions. 

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar had played an instrumental role in the signing of this agreement with CCTV President Nie Chen Xi.

The telecast of the selected programmes on the two platforms is on gratis basis. The genre of the programmes range from art, culture, education, science, wildlife, entertainment, tourism, adventure sports, news and current affairs along with human interest, development and success stories.

DD Bharati scheduled four documentaries of which the first telecast last night was titled‘Laughing Meat Balls’. This documentary gave viewers a valuable peep into the biopic of the founder of the Laughing Meat Balls club. Narrating the overall achievements and qualities of this theatre group, the documentary clearly highlights the essence of traditional Chinese opera.

A documentary titled ‘A Family of Bowyers’ will be telecast on today at 7:30 pm. The repeat telecast will air on 25 May at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. This documentary outlines the traditional family trade of quality bow making.

A third documentary titled ‘My Solo Tour to France’ will be telecast on 25 May at 7:30 pm. The repeat telecast will air on 26 May at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. It is a story about a person who takes his bicycle to tour the extensive journey of France. The cyclist narrates his experiences and happening during his tour in France.

The fourth documentary titled ‘Wildlife Photographer’ on 26 May at 7:30 pm will be repeated on 27 May at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. The film highlights the wildlife photography in China. Apart from the traditional equipment the film also highlight usage of latest electronic and other professional accessories to achieve the best result.

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