Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal
As India’s iconic broadcaster Doordarshan celebrates its 61st Anniversary today (September 15), Twitterati of all generations turned nostalgic and took a trip down memory lane to remember the golden period of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vishnu Puran, Shri Krishna, Fauji, Rangoli, Nukkad, Buniyaad, Chitrahaar, etc.
The channel that broadcasts in every household’s living room even today especially in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, started as an experiment on September 15, 1959, and became a service in 1965.
Over the years, Doordarshan has grown into a network operating 34 satellite channels, besides providing free-to-air DTH service having 104 in its bookings.
People turned nostalgic on Twitter to mark the public service broadcaster of India’s 61 years. Check out the reactions here:
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javedkar also extended his greetings on the Foundation Day of India’s Public Broadcaster.
Entertainment shows like Malgudi days, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Chitrahaar, Gali Gali Sim Sim, etc captured the imagination of the Indian public in the late 80s and early 90s and remains etched in people’s mind as pure entertainment that brought people together.