I&B asks TV channels to carry DD's sign language interpretation of I-Day celebrations

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation tomorrow (14 August) at 7 pm on the eve of Independence Day.


The broadcast will be carried live on all major channels of Doordarshan including DD National, DD News; and regional channels; and all major channels of All India Radio in the national hook-up including Indraprastha and its FM channels.


This will be followed both on DD and AIR by Hindi translations and later the regional language translations from respective regional channels.


The broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15 August will commence at 7.05 am both on DD channels and All India Radio.


Later, DD will also telecast the report of celebrations in other parts of the country. DD News will carry an analysis of the announcements made by Modi.


Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked all television channels carrying reports of the Independence Day celebrations to access free of cost the simultaneous commentary through sign language for the hearing impaired being carried by Doordarshan.


The Ministry said it had been getting requests from members of the civil society to facilitate access to people with hearing impairment to the telecast of the Independence Day Ceremony and commentary accompanied with sign language interpretation on TV channels so that such people can be part of the ceremony.


The advisory said all TV channels interested in carrying the live telecast of the Independence Day ceremony and commentary may carry the signals of DD News with sign language interpretation so that people with hearing impairment can also enjoy the telecast of Indian Independence Day celebrations.

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