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Modi to share his 'Man ki Baat' via radio: PM's new initiative towards a Digital India
Here is all you should know about PM's 'Man ki Baat'
- The programme may be recorded on October 2 and aired by AIR at 11 am on October 3.
- Through his 50-minute-long speech the prime minister will also wish the nation on occasion of the Dussehra festival.
- The programme will be broadcast on the entire AIR network while Doordarshan is planning to carry the contents of the programme along with suitable footage.
- The PM's first outing on radio may dominate the entire broadcasting space as it will also be run by all FM and community radio stations across country.
- The public service broadcasters are planning to provide the audio feed and visuals free of cost to all private radio channels as well as news channels.
- AIR will prepare a transcript of PM's address, which is likely to be in Hindi, to be later translated into 24 regional languages and 16 foreign ones.
- AIR would repeat the telecast in regional languages on its regional channels on the evening of October 3.
- Indian missions have also been asked to make arrangements so that the PM's speech is heard in countries abroad.
- As per AIR DG F Sheheryar Prime Minister choosing the public service broadcaster for this unique purpose was a "great encouragement".
- The programme are expected to be variously dubbed as "Ghar Ghar mein Modi" or "PM jan jan ke saath".
- Prime Minister is expected to respond to some of the feedback received from people on his website www.mygov.in
- PM Modi's radio show will be first such programme in the last three decades.
- Earlier, PM Indira Gandhi, until her assassination in 1984, regularly used AIR to talk to the nation.
- Experts also feel that PM's clear diction in Hindi makes his voice perfect for a radio programme.
- Since, radio and FM stations have a far wider reach, than any other mass media in the country, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is already assured of its success.
Story first published: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 15:39 [IST]