60th Foundation day of Doordarshan celebrated


60th foundation day of Doordarshan was celebrated on 15th September in New Delhi. Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar participated in the celebrations marking the 60th Foundation Day of Doordarshan in a function organized at Doordarshan Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • On the occasion, the union minister Prakash Javadekar released Postage Stamp to mark Doordarshan’s 60th Foundation Day.
  • A poem penned by Alok Srivastava and rendered in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan was also launched, highlighting the role played by Doordarshan.
  • A Korean Public Service Broadcasting channel, KBS World was launched through which DD India will now be available in the Republic of Korea.
  • Doordarshan is India’s first public service broadcaster that was founded in 1959.
  • In 1965, the first five-minute-long news bulletin was read by Pratima Puri and she interviewed Yuri Gagarin, the first man to travel into outer space.
  • The first coloured broadcast of Doordarshan happened in 1982 which was of Asian Games in Delhi.