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AIR celebrated Public Service Broadcasting Day on 12 November

AIR celebrated Public Service Broadcasting Day on 12 November

On November 11, 1947 Gandhiji was to go to Kurukshetra to meet millions of refugees from Jhang and Multan in Pakistan but he could not go so that on November 12. Role of Akashvani as the national public service broadcaster appreciated by Amit Khare, Secretary, Information, and Broadcasting and he also announced two Akashvani Public Broadcasting Awards for radio programmes by prepared by AIR Jammu and Shimla.

Key points:–

  • Gandhiji addressed displaced people living in refugee camps in Kurukshetra from Akashvani.
  • This is the first and last time on radio on 12 November 1947 that the Mahatma Gandhi broadcast his message. 
  • In those camps, millions of refugees from Jhang and Multan of Pakistan lived.
  • Bapu says in his message by saying that he does not like this medium.
  • Jan Prasar of Delhi started celebrating this day as a Mass Broadcasting Day in the year 1997, to commemorate the completion of fifty years of this historic broadcast of Gandhiji. 
  • After that commencement, All India Radio also acknowledged the importance of this day then this day is celebrated as Public Service Broadcasting Day.

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