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●  A  separate  24x7  DD  Channel  for                 Awards,  Mass  Yoga Demonstration  on
                    Jharkhand was announced. DD Bihar will              International  Yoga Day  at  Lucknow,
                    telecast DD Ranchi programmes till  the             farewell  ceremony of former President of
                    launch of 24x7 channel. 2 new Shortwave             India  Shri  Pranab Mukherjee,  swearing-
                    Solid State digital  transmitters  of 100           in-ceremony  of  Hon’ble  President  Elect
                    KW to  broadcast across  the border for             Shri  Ram  Nath  Kovind,  President’s
                    Afghanistan-Pakistan region were also               broadcast to  the  Nation  on the  eve  of
                    announced.                                          Independence Day, National Flag Hoisting
                                                                        Ceremony  and Hon’ble  Prime  Minister’s
                 ●  All  India  Radio  (AIR)  Resources  signed         Independence Day Address, presentation
                    221 fresh Agreement with  Private FM                of National  Awards 2016 to teachers,
                    broadcasters     for   migration    of   229        Hindi  Divas function,  Swachch Bharat
                    channels from Phase-II to Phase-III.  AIR           Diwas,  presentation of  National  Awards
                    Resources  also signed Infrastructure               for  Senior Citizen  (Vyoshreshta Samman
                    Agreement with 94 fresh Letter Of Intent            2017), presentation of  National  Tourism
                    (LOI) holders under Batch – I of Phase III          Awards,  48th International Film  Festival
                    scheme. 43 LOI’s have been issued under             of  India,  PM’s Mann Ki  Baat,  various
                    Batch-II  by Ministry of Information &              speeches of PM etc. The Reporting Unit,
                    Broadcasting and 42 LOI’s  holders have             Talks and Current Affairs Unit, Newsreel
                    signed agreements with AIR Resources.               Unit and Regional News Units of NSD, AIR

                 ●  Doordarshan and Doordarshan News                    presented several programmes on various
                    provided wide  coverage  and publicity              issues including special programming on
                    including live telecast of various important        Rashtriya Ekta  Diwas,  Mudra Promotion
                    events organized such as President and              Campaign,  Paryatan Parv,  New  India
                    PM’s visits  across India  and abroad,              Manthan – Sankalp Se Siddhi, Swachhta
                    PM’s Mann Ki Baat in Sanskrit and Sign              activities, 3rd International Day of Yoga,
                    Language, 64th National Film Awards, 3rd            Birth  Centenary of  Pandit  Deendayal
                    Anniversary of  Swachh  Bharat  Mission             Upadhyay, etc.
                    & the conclusion of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’         FILMS WING
                    fortnight,48th International Film Festival
                    of India,  inauguration of FIFA Under             The 64th National Film Awards 2016 were
                    17 World  Cup,Centenary  celebration  of            conferred by the Hon’ble President of India
                    ‘Bharat Sevashram’ in Shillong, meetings            on 3rd May, 2017. Renowned Film Director
                    of GST Council, Sankalp Diwas, Vision for           & Actor Shri Kasinadhuni Viswanath was
                    New India -Sankalp Se Siddhi, Ek Bharat             conferred the 48th Dadasaheb  Phalke
                    -  Shreshtha Bharat,  Handloom  Day,                Award for the year 2016. Some of the
                    special programming on various important            prominent winners in  various categories
                    occasions, meetings and conferences held            included ‘Kasaav’ in Best  Feature Film
                    on issues of Home Affairs, External Affairs,        category and ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’ in the
                    etc.                                                Non-Feature Film Category. ‘Sathamanam
                                                                        Bhavathi’ was awarded as Best  Popular
                 ●  All  India Radio (AIR)  and News  Services
                    Division (NSD) provided extensive coverage          Film providing Wholesome Entertainment.
                    and visibility  including live broadcast to         Shri Akshay Kumar was awarded Best
                    various important events such as Defence            Actor award for the film ‘Rustom’ and Ms.
                    Investiture Ceremony II, Valedictory                Surabhi was awarded Best  Actress for
                    and  Award presentation ceremony on                 the Malayalam movie ‘Minnaminungu-
                    Civil Services Day 2017, 52nd  Jnanpith             The  Firefly’.  Rajesh  Mapuskarwas given
                    Award function,  64th National  Film                Best Direction Award for Marathi movie
                                                                        ‘Ventilator’.The state  of  Uttar  Pradesh

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