12 November: Public Service Broadcasting Day
The Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed on 12 November 2013. The day is marked to commemorate the Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to All India Radio (AIR) studio in New Delhi in 1947. On this day Gandhi spoke on the radio to the refugees from Pakistan, stationed at Kurukshetra. It was Gandhi’s first and last visit to the studio of AIR.
What is public service broadcasting?
In case of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) the broadcasting is financed and controlled by the public for the public. The broadcasting is neither state owned and nor commercial and that’s why it is free from political interference and pressures by the commercial forces.