Republic Day; Choreographer Narendra Sharma & author R K Narayan brought to life by DD

NEW DELHI: Even as preparations are in full swing for the Republic Day parade, DD Bharati has commenced telecast of ‘Gantantra Diwas Samaroh Ki Gaurav Yatra’ at 4 pm every day, which comprises the archival footage of the parade till 2013.


In association with Vigyan Prasar, DD Bharati has commenced daily telecast of ‘Vigyan Ke Pathik’ from 9 January at 5 pm, repeated next day at 1 am and 9 am. Each episode is devoted to one great scientist work and his or her contribution. Some of the scientists include JC Bose, KS Krishan, PC Ray, Charles Darwin and S Chandrasekhar.


Earlier this month on 1 January, the channel commenced the lively environment series ‘Wild Adventure’ at 10 pm every Thursday, repeated next day at 6 am and 2 pm. The series combines the adventures of ballooning with the art of wildlife filmmaking. In the series, they spanned the length and breadth of the sub-continent, covering as they go an entire array of wildlife, nature and the impact of humans on the environment. The series was shot with a large crew with support from the government of India and the Forest Department.


DD Bharati presented a special programme on contemporary dancer and choreographer Narendra Sharma from 11 January at 10:00pm, repeated next day at 6 am and 2 pm to mark his 90th birth anniversary. This is a specially curated programme about his contributions and will be aired from 11 - 14 January. The programme is a tribute to this great master who extended the horizons of movements and beyond with his choreographies and artistic vision. The programme compiled and curated by Dr Arshiya Sethi schedules some of his master works like “Antim Adhyay”, “Flying Cranes”, “The Awakening”, “Conference” etc and also shares a conversation with this great art visionary.


In a conversation with, Dr Sethi says, “Narendra Sharma died on 14 January, 2008. Had he been alive, we would have been celebrating his 90th year. The immense body of his work in a pioneering language of dance needs to be saluted. This is our salute to him.”


The popular Malgudi Days based on the works of R K Narayan is being telecast starting 12 January at 7 pm, repeated next day at 3 am and 11 am.  Narayan describes how in India 'the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story'. Malgudi Days is the marvelous result. Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing domestic detail. And under his magical touch the whole imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.


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