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Doordarshan to bring back famed Ramayan on Doordarshan National

Newdelhi:27/3/20:In view of the current Coronavirus situation in the country, and in interest of the people staying at home during the 21-day lockdown, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Prasar Bharti have decided to telecast Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan on Doordarshan National from Saturday, 28th March 2020.

Making the announcement Union Minister Sh Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness that Ramayan was being re-telecast.

The telecast will take place in 2 slots every day, from 9 AM to 10 AM and 9 PM to 10 PM. The evening slot will carry the subsequent episode of the series.

The decision has been taken keeping in view the immense interest of people in the series and public demand for its re-telecast. Sh Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharti congratulated the team from Doordarshan that worked on war footing to make this happen. Sh Vempati also thanked the Sagar family for making content available to Doordarshan.

Prasar Bharti has been making special efforts to create awareness on COVID-19. New Services Division broadcasts special bulletins in Hindi and English from 8 am to 9 am in the morning and in evening from 8 PM to 9 PM. Many special programs are also being broadcast by DD News and DD India.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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