| 01 Feb 2023
I&B suggest TV channels to carry DD-sourced language interpretation of I-day for hearing impaired

MUMBAI: President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation tomorrow at 7.00 pm on the eve of Independence Day.

The broadcast will be carried live on all major channels of Doordarshan including DD National, DD News; and regional channels; and all major channels of All India Radio (AIR) in the national hook-up including Indraprastha and its FM channels.

This will be followed both on DD and AIR by Hindi translations and later the regional language translations from respective regional channels.

The broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15 August will commence at 7.05 am both on DD channels and All India Radio.

Later, DD will also telecast the report of celebrations in other parts of the country. DD News will carry an analysis of the announcements made by Modi.

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Ministry late this evening asked all television channels carrying reports of the Independence Day celebrations to access free of cost the simultaneous commentary through sign language for the hearing impaired being carried by Doordarshan.

The Ministry said it had been getting requests from members of the civil society to facilitate access to the people with hearing impairment to the telecast of the Independence Day ceremony/commentary accompanied with sign language interpretation on TV channels. This decision will help people with hearing impairment to be part of the ceremony.