Sardar Patel, Indira Gandhi to be remembered by AIR, DD on their anniversaries

NEW DELHI: Both All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan are celebrating India’s Iron Man Sardar Vallabhai Patel's birthday this week with different programmes.


AIR has organised a discussion today, which will be broadcast on 31 October.  This year's topic is Marxism, Socialism and Integral Humanism. The speaker is veteran mediaperson and member of Parliament Chandan Mitra.


Meanwhile, AIR Delhi will also broadcast live the function relating to the 30th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1 Akbar Road, New Delhi on 31 October from 8.15 am onwards on Indraprastha Channel MW 366.3 mtr and a Radio Report  on the various functions  held  in the capital to commemorate the anniversary and will be broadcast on 31 October 2014 at. 8.30 pm. This report will be broadcast from Indraprastha Channel 366.3 mtr and National Network.


DD Bharati is telecasting “Sardar Patel'': Vallabh Bhai Patel Birthday Celebration on 31 October at 06:00 pm, with repeat telecast at 02:00 am and 10:30 am.


DD National is going to remember him through the Hindi Feature Film ‘Sardar’ directed and produced by Ketan Mehta scheduled for telecast at 09.30 p.m. on DD-National.


DD National will also telecast at 08:00 am the events of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas with the paying of floral tributes at Patel Chowk, New Delhi. This will be followed by the Unity Pledge and Run for Unity from Vijay Chowk to India Gate, New Delhi.


There will be a documentary on the Sardar after the morning function, and the film YUGPURUSH: A film on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at 10.00 am.


The feature "SARDAR" by Ketan Mehta will be telecast on DD National in the Friday Houseful slot at 9.30 pm.


DD News has also slated programmes to pay their tributes to the Sardar and the former Prime Minister. A half-hour discussion will be telecast at 7.30 pm on the Sardar, and the social media; Tweets and YouTube alerts will be given for the function. The Sardar Patel lecture will be telecast in news bulletins. The live programme will start at 7:30 am and go live till 10 am with two anchors and two guests with inputs from Police Parade, Hyderabad. This will be followed by a half-hour programme, named Lauh Purush which will be repeated at 7:30 pm. There will be a discussion in the late night news bulletin on DD News at 8.10 pm.


During the day, all the events in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part will be streamed live on YouTube. There will be tweets on PM’s function and speech, apart from posts on Facebook. 

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