Doordarshan turns 58: Down memory lane and the way forward


Happy birthday to our national broadcaster Doordarshan. On September 15 every year Doordarshan celebrates its anniversary. Doordarshan, a division of the Prasar Bharati was started in Delhi on September 15 1959 with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio.

The regular daily transmission started in 1965 as a part of All India Radio. The first news bulletin was five minutes long and was started in 1965 with Pratima Puri being the first news reader.

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