Public Service Broadcasting Day 2021: History and Significance

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Public Service Broadcasting Day 2021: History and Significance

Every year, Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on 12th November in India. this day aims to commemorate the first and only visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.

Public Service Broadcasting Day: history

  • Mahatma Gandhi was to visit Kurukskhetra on 12th November 1947 to address around 2.5 lakh, Indian refugees, camping. but, he could not reach Kurukskhetra due to certain unavoidable reasons, Mahatma Gandhi addressed from All India Radio.
  • This day marks 50 years of this historic visit of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to All India Radio, a function was conducted at AIR premises on 12th November 1997 at 3.00 PM.
  • In 2001, the day was officially declared as Public Service Broadcasting Day.

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