Public Service Broadcasting Day Is Observed On 12 November
Please Subscribe and Get Daily Updates in Your Inbox!!!
♦ The day is observed to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s first and only visit to the All India Radio studio in Delhi in 1947.
♦ Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people (a Pakistani refugee) who had temporarily moved to Kurukshetra, Haryana, after partition on November 12, 1947.
♦ After Suhas Borker, Convenor, Jan Prasar, conceptualized the day, it was declared Public Service Broadcasting Day or (Jan Prasaran Diwas) in 2000.
♦ Prasar Bharati has been entrusted with the task of public service broadcasting in order to strengthen democratic traditions and provide opportunities to people from all walks of life.
♦ Because he couldn’t visit the Partition refugees stationed at Kurukshetra in Haryana, Mahatma Gandhi chose to visit the All India Radio studio to deliver his message via radio.