Public Service Broadcasting Day observed on 12 November
Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed across India on 12 November in remember Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to AIR to address refugees from Pakistan.
12 November: Public Service Broadcasting Day
Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed across India on 12 November 2014. The day is observed in remembrance of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to All India Radio studio in Delhi for the first and last time.
Mahatma Gandhi on 12 November 1947 visited the studio of All India Radio to address those people (refugees from Pakistan) who were temporarily settled in Kurukshetra after partition.
All India Radio, New Delhi organised a function in its premise to mark the day. Apart from this, North Eastern Service of All India Radio, Shillong celebrated the day by organizing Choir Music Festival in Shillong. Choir parties from Agartala, Aizawl, Imphal, Kohima and Shillong also participated in the Festival.