Country’s first and oldest Public Service Broadcaster celebrates its 62nd foundation day today. On September 15th, 1959 the first telecast of Doordarshan was launched as an educational and development program on an experimental basis.
Director General of Doordarshan and DD News, Mayank Agrawal shared a video on twitter to thank the viewers for their continuous love and support.
The official Twitter account of DD News tweeted with a video of the signature tune, a slow melancholic tune that became a cherished memory for generations of Indians, and a divine Doordarshan logo.
The CEO of Prasar Bharti, Shashi Shekhar congratulated all the Doordarshan family as the Public Service Television Broadcaster marked 62 years of establishment on Wednesday.
Reminiscing the glorious days when shows like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Chitrahaar, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Fauji, Malgudi Days, Shaktiman and many others, tweeples went nostalgic and shared some memories, which till date remains remains etched in their memory as timeless classics.
Doordarshan was the Netflix for the people born in an era when internet was not a thing.
A twitter user shared a meme on Shaktiman, a popular show among the kids that time.
Shaktiman, The Jungle Book, Jai Hanuman and Shaka Laka Boom Boom were favourite time-pass for the children when internet didn’t exist.
Doordarshan started in 1959 as a broadcaster in Delhi with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio. Later in 1982, DD became the national broadcaster.