Sanskrit news program in Doordarshan

Weekly Sanskrit news program in Doordarshan

Weekly Sanskrit news program in Doordarshan

June 28 marks the World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok. Coinciding with this, Doordarshan will be launching a weekly news program in Sanskrit on that Day. The program will be a half hour program and start at 12 noon of the Sunday, stated Prasar Bharti chairman, A Surya Prakash tweeted.

The 16th edition of World Sanskrit Conference will be organized in Bangkok starting from June 28th and concluding on July 2nd. The event will be attended by Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani.

According to officials, there have been demands from a section of viewers who wanted a news program in Sanskrit. Since, DD News is the public broadcaster; it wants to cater to this demand from the viewers and is set to launch the program to attract the particular section of viewers.

Currently, there is a five minute Sanskrit news bulletin titled ‘Vartha’. The special bulletin is telecasted every day at 6:55pm. However, the decision was made that the five minute bulletin was not enough. Hence, the 30 minute program was authorized.


The upcoming program will consist of news, reportage, features and discussions in Sanskrit. DD will make decision regarding future plan of action based on the response received about the show.

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