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PM launches digital version of epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’: Key highlights

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New Delhi :A special “digital” version of epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’ prepared by All India Radio (AIR) was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Official sources said that the recordings of Goswami Tulsidas’ work, sung by leading singers of Bhopal ‘gharana’, have been done by the AIR over several years and are regularly broadcast especially in the hindi heartland.

The ‘Ramcharitmanas’ was composed and recorded for the first time in 1980 at Akashvani Bhopal under the guidance of then station director Samar Bahadur Singh.

The officials said that the Prime Minister would also felicitate some prominent artists at the event today.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore, Prasar Bharati Chairperson A Suryaprakash, I&B secretary Bimal Julka and other senior officials are expected to be present.

With the launch of the digital version of ‘Ramcharitmanas’ the broadcaster feels that it would reach not just domestic audiences but those abroad.

It is part of AIR’s attempts to go digital in a big way so that the public broadcaster can reach audiences globally, officials said.

Several of the AIR’s channels are available on mobile apps and the broadcaster is also actively gaining more presence on the internet, they added.

Key highlights

PM Modi: This programme is being held in a room called Panchvati, digital Ramcharitmanas here,interesting coincidence
Sometimes by working in Govt life becomes mechanical, same schedule, same boss-PM Modi
So this digital compilation of Ramcharitmanas by AIR officials is an inspiration for others-PM Modi
PM Modi on digital Ramcharitmanas: 20-22 years of recording by Akashwani & keeping track of it is indeed commendable
14 people worked as team for years to compile this digital Ramcharitmanas-PM Modi
Now even if somebody says OM there’s debate on how it should be said but on Ramcharitmanas there is no debate:PM Modi
Our family values is something that is admired by the world, even envied. Ramcharitmanas speaks about family values: PM
Many years ago, I was traveling when a tea seller in the Himalayas told me, here have mithai, Atalji has burst a bomb: PM
I was surprised how he knew, just a tea seller in hills heard of it via Akashwani, this is how it connects the whole country: PM Modi
International Yoga day has sent message that India has so much to give to the world, & the world has woken up to that: PM Modi
There should be researches and PhDs by our youth on this unique treasure we have in the form of Akashvaani recordings-PM Modi
PM Modi: How corruption can be gotten rid of, how to fill govt coffers is proven by the FM auction process.
Auction for FM radio frequencies have so far generated a revenue of more than Rs.1100 crore for the government-PM

PTI