Kolkata: This time Durga Puja festival is being celebrated with joy in Kolkata. After two years of corona epidemic, this year Durga Puja is celebrated in the entire city. Kolkata is seeing everything grand this year. From Metaverse to Vatican City, the organizers have left no stone unturned to make this Durga Puja a memorable one. In a similar effort, this year the Santoshpur Lake Palli Durga Puja pandal has been decorated with the establishment of Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati.
Which has become a sweet memory for Indians from the old days of Indian television. The pandal is beautifully designed by the artist. The entrance is surrounded by a life-size hand painted image of Goddess Durga. There is no end to the creativity and innovation in Durga pandals this year. The best part of this is that you can see its beauty on your mobile phone. You can take a virtual tour of the main pandals of the city.
Relive the era of Doordarshan- a Durga Pujo pandal dedicated to the public broadcaster Doodarshan, their programs, presenters, the portable TVs, antennas. If you’re from the 70s or 80s you will absolutely feel nostalgic in this pandal created by Santoshpur lake pally of kolkata. pic.twitter.com/5huqTsCPo4
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Doordarshan has dominated the minds of Indian audiences for decades and the broadcaster’s golden era is considered to be in the 1980s and 1990s until liberalization in 1991 opened the doors to other private channels.
Doordarshan was launched in Delhi on 15 September 1959 using equipment from West Germany. It began broadcasting in 1965 in homes in and around New Delhi. By 1972, Mumbai and Amritsar had access to services and three years later seven additional cities were added.
In April 1976, Doordarshan, till then a part of All India Radio (AIR), became a separate department of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Presently it is one of the divisions of Prasar Bharati along with All India Radio. The telecast of Ramayana in 1987 followed by Mahabharata was another important moment in the history of Doordarshan. After liberalization, India became a hub for both domestic and international channels. But the old memories of Doordarshan take us back to those golden moments from time to time.