A Very Happy New Year to all our viewers. I express my heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks for your love and support that has propelled Doordarshan to play a pivotal role in the nation building process. As India’s Public Service Broadcaster, Doordarshan has tirelessly brought to the fore pertinent issues of public interest, especially in the field of health, education, women empowerment, social justice and many more. While highlighting core issues, DD National has also been successful in entertaining the viewers during the COVID -19 pandemic with its nostalgic programme.
Let's rewind and recall why the year 2020 became a memorable one for Doordarshan! Re- telecast of shows like Ramayana and Mahabharata ensured that people stayed indoor due to the lockdown in 2020. Ramayana helped break lockdown boredom and TRP charts for DD National. It recorded 7.7 crore viewers on April 16, making it the most-watched entertainment show in the world, according to BARC India data.
In this period of Pandemic, virtual classes and other educational content are being aired across the country by Doordarshan for the benefit of the students, which include curriculum-based classes from the primary, middle school and high school levels.
Our presence on social media has been significantly enhanced and appreciated in the past one year.
We have entered the fresh year with new hopes and aspirations and look forward to bring more entertaining shows for our viewers. I am confident that with dedication & team spirit, Doordarshan will achieve new heights in broadcasting this Year. 26th January, the auspicious occasion of India’s 72nd Republic Day is around the corner and Doordarshan is gearing up to bring to its viewers a mesmerizing live telecast of the Republic Day Parade from Rajpath on the day. Like every year, on 29th January, 2021, Doordarshan will bring for its viewers the live telecast of Beating Retreat ceremony from Vijay Chowk, New Delhi.
Doordarshan will strive to reach out to the last mile citizen of India and to its global audience across the world.
We look forward to your continuous patronage.
With Best Wishes,
Mayank Kumar Agrawal