Prakash Javadekar launches Assam’s own 24×7 doordarshan channel

Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi (NVI): Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, today digitally launched DD Assam, a 24×7 Assamese satellite channel.

During the launch, Javadekar said that, the launch of 24×7 satellite channel DD Assam is a great gift to the state of Assam, which sends the message of unity in diversity.

He also said, Assam and North Eastern Region is so full of natural diversity and cultural richness and it also has the formula of unity.

“It is therefore necessary that each state has its own separate Doordarshan channel,” Javadekar added.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi & I&B Minister for the initiative, during the launch and said, “DD Assam will help us to get messages, initiatives and programmes of the government to the locals.”

Javadekar further stated, along with this, all that is needed for the industry or for the service sector is here.

“The government is also continuously working for the development of Northeast India,” he added.

Meanwhile, others who addressed the virtual launch ceremony of DD Assam included I&B secretary Amit Khare, Doordarshan director general Mayank Agrawal and Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati.

The Director General of Doordarshan also said that, “DD Assam will go a long way in showcasing the rich history of the state. Every region has a rich diversity, Assam also has a lot to say to the people of the state and the country.”

-RJV