The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar launched a new 24 hour dedicated Doordarshan Channel for Assam. The Minister said that the channel is a gift to the people of Assam while launching it via video conferencing on August 4, 2020. The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal along with Governor and Secretary of Ministry of I&B joined the occasion via video call from Assam.
The I&B Minister called it a significant day, suggesting that this channel will boost the growth of Assam in all spheres of human activities, while at the same time help percolate the initiatives and programs of the government to the grassroots. He added that the channel will be immensely popular as it will cater to all sections of the people in the state of Assam.
Addressing the occasion, the Chief Minister of Assam showed gratitude towards the Prime Minister by saying, “PM Modi, from day one, has been sincerely trying to focus on the true potential and possibilities of the north-east”. Adding to this the Governor of the State, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said, “It is a happy moment for all of us in Assam because the public broadcaster is adding a feather to its kitty with the launch of DD Assam”.
Secretary of the Ministry of I&B Amit Khare, joined the launch event from Doordarshan Kendra in New Delhi. He said since Assam is the gateway to north-east and north-east is the gateway to ASEAN countries, the state can be a much-needed link between India and ASEAN.
According to The News Mill, the launch of DD Assam is a part of the Prime Minister’s Vision of turning north-east into India’s growth engine.DD Assam will be available on DD Free Dish along with Doordarshan channels from other states.