DD Free Dish Set Top Boxes have been launched and they may soon reach you too.
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North East Region; Minister of State PMO; Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh yesterday launched a spectrum of initiatives for the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a vibrant launch ceremony held at SKICC, Srinagar Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik and both the Ministers in presence of other dignitaries distributed DD Free Dish Set Top Boxes in Jammu and Kashmir besides launching half an hour Dogri programme and News Bulletin from DD Kashir and the signature tune of the channel.
Addressing the gathering, Prakash Javadekar appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting especially Doordarshan for reaching out to the public in border areas to disseminate the message of Information, Education and Entertainment. He said that after the basic necessities, Information and entertainment are the most important needs of the people and the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking all the steps to reach out to the people to ensure these facilities.
Lauding the role of All India Radio, the Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has very ably utilized the services of such medium through Mann Ki Baat which has now become very popular. Javadekar said that Doordarshan and All India Radio have a credibility which gives these channels an edge over the others who sometimes get carried away with rumors. Doordarshan is an institution of trust, he further added.
DD Free Dish Set Top Boxes will be provided free of cost and the audience will be able to view 100 channels for free. The News Bulletin will be telecast daily at 6:00 pm on DD Kashir on digital mode.