| 29 Mar 2023
Sardar Patel, Indira Gandhi to be remembered by AIR, DD and social networks on their anniversaries

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

As in previous years, AIR has organised a discussion, which will be broadcast on 31 October. This year's topic is Marxism, Socialism and Integral Humanism. The speaker will be 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 tomorrow at 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 will be broadcast tomorrow night 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 a repeat telecast at 2:00 am and 10:30 am.

DD National will also telecast at 8:00 am on 31 October, 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. Field reports were recorded yesterday from Karamsad, Nadiad, Kheda, and Sardar Sarovar. A half-hour discussion will be telecast at 7:30 pm on the Sardar, and on social media, tweets and YouTube alerts, will be given for the function tomorrow. The Sardar Patel lecture will be telecast in news bulletins. The live programme tomorrow will start at 7:30 am and go live till 10:00 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 Newstomorrow night at 8:10 pm.

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