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.