Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Shri Nathji had a long association with Doordarshan.  The Doordarshan team had been coming to the functions on 23rd of June and World Prayer Day in Delhi every year and their coming had always filled HH Priya Nath with the happy thought that millions of people in India would get the darshan of Shri Nathji on the National News. Shri D. N. Sinha, had always gone to the office of Doordarshan to contact them for coverage of Shri Nathji’s functions in Delhi.

Doordarshan had also broadcasted the message
from Shri Nathji for peace in the Punjab. And there is Shri Nathji’s voice ringing out in a commandment:
The Doordarshan Television also gave the news of the World Prayer Day on the Samachar Diary. Shri Nathji looks incredibly beautiful and divine on the Television Screen. The news commentary is very good. The lady news reader speaks of prayer as mentioned in the ancient scriptures and then says:
“Atthaasi varshiye adhyaathmik Guru Shri Bhola Nathji Maharaj ne Vishwa PraarthnaDivas manaayaa. The 88 year old spiritual leader Shri Bhola Nathji Maharaj observed World Prayer Day.”
“His appeal for peace went out to 170 countries of the world. A resolution for peace was sent to the United Nations. The gathering at FICCI Auditorium consisted of people of all religious faiths. Shri Bhola Nathji’s appeal to the people of the world was:
“Pray wherever you are, In whatever way you like.”
Also Shri Nathji was very keen that the ghazals, which were put to music by HH Priya Nath be recorded and sent to the Doordarshan Television for broadcasting.
Doordarshan also covered the World Prayed Day function stage at FICC Hall on the 23rd of June 1993, when HH Priya Nathji spoke on the occasion, as if he had been seized by a Divine Current and everyone in the Hall felt the presence of
Shri Nathji in HH Priya Nathji. The Doordarshan Television broadcast the  event all over India in the National News.
Doordarshan (literally Distant Sight, a calque of the word "television") is an Indian public service broadcaster, a division of Prasar Bharati. It is one of the largest broadcasting organizations in India in terms of the infrastructure of studios and transmitters. Recently, it has also started Digital Terrestrial Transmitters. On September 15, 2009, Doordarshan celebrated its 50th anniversary. The DD provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional India, as well as overseas through the Indian Network and Radio India.
Doordarshan had a modest beginning with the experimental telecast starting in Delhi on 15 September 1959 with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio. The regular daily transmission started in 1965 as a part of All India Radio. The television service was extended to Bombay (now Mumbai) and Amritsar in 1972. Up until 1975, only seven Indian cities had a television service and Doordarshan remained the sole provider of television in India. Television services were separated from radio in April 1, 1976. Each office of All India Radio and Doordarshan were placed under the management of two separate Director Generals in New Delhi. Finally, in 1982, Doordarshan as a National Broadcaster came into existence. Krishi Darshan was the first program telecast on Doordarshan. It commenced on January 26, 1967 and is one of the longest running programs on Indian television.
National telecasts were introduced in 1982. In the same year, colour TV was introduced in the Indian market with the live telecast of the Independence Day speech by then prime minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August 1982, followed by the 1982 Asian Games which were held in Delhi. Now more than 90 percent of the Indian population can receive Doordarshan (DD National) programmes through a network of nearly 1,400 terrestrial transmitters. There are about 46 Doordarshan studios producing TV programmes today.

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