The internet remembers golden days as Doordarshan turns 60:
The 90 kids are getting nostalgic. Do you remember the time when you finished your homework asap to watch TV? Before the melodrama TV series, there were shows like Shaktiman, Shrimaan Shrimati and Maldugi days, which made our days more fun and exciting.
Do you know? India’s first television service provider Doordarshan was established on 15th Sep, 1959.
Doordarshan the autonomous public broadcaster was founded by the Government of India as an experiment, but slowly it touched everyone’s hearts. The programs would only be telecasted twice a week for an hour every day and we honestly waited for that throughout the day.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) September 15, 2019
The daily transmission began in 1965 as a part of ALl India Radio with a five-minute news bulletin.
On this occasion people got nostalgic and shared what Doordarshan meant to them:
Check out their reactions below:
Dating was difficult when we had no Netflix and only #Doordarshan
“Hey, girl, you wanna… Chitrahaar and chill?”
— Ahmed Shariff (@TheAhmedShariff) September 15, 2019
— AnkitaDsinha (@AnkitaDsinha) September 15, 2019
Happy 60th Birthday 🎂 #Doordarshan 💙 (@DDNational) #Shaktimaan, #JuniorG, #Rangoli On Sundays And Many Many Cricket 🏏 Matches 😊 You Were The Most Important Part Of Our Childhood 👦 #60GloriousYearsOfDD https://t.co/mXByO7elue
— RKO Guy!!! 🐍 (@ChiragCKO) September 15, 2019
— Amit Panchal (@AmitHPanchal) September 15, 2019
#Doordarshan was my best friend in childhood…
Best thing no saas bahu kind of drama…
— Pankaj Singh Bisht (Panku) (@pankukiddo) September 15, 2019
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) September 13, 2019
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) September 15, 2019
Generations of Indians have grown watching #Doordarshan. Thank you for being the pioneers. We remember you all with gratitude and cherish your contribution to the momentous journey of Doordarshan.
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) September 14, 2019
Aankhen, Suraag, Rangoli. Thank you for all these great gems DD! #Doordarshan
— Adithya Kamath (@AdithyaKamath10) September 15, 2019
When news meant news & not personal views!
No histrionics,no screaming,no shouting!Newspresenters had grace that gave DD the dignity befitting a national medium
Their commendable diction & delivery made them truly unforgettable
@shashidigital @prasarbharati #60GloriousYearsOfDD pic.twitter.com/wvyXH3635g
— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) September 15, 2019