Doordarshan completed 61 glorious years yesterday (September 15, 2020). The channel started in 1959 as a broadcaster in Delhi with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio. It started daily transmission in 1965, as a part of All India Radio and in 1982, DD became the national broadcaster. DD National shared a video which featured the iconic logo and classic signature tune of Doordarshan, and wrote, "Celebrating 61 Glorious Years of #Doordarshan!!"
Netizens Get Nostalgic
The channel also thanked viewers for their love, and tweeted, "Thank you viewers for your immense love and affection!#Doordarshan." Viewers got nostalgic and they in turn thanked the channel for making their childhood memorable. Take a look at a few comments!
"Ramayan, Mahabharat, Chitrahar and Chanakya were some of the iconic serials on #doordarshan and these are still watched today. Believe it's still one of Channel which has never showed anything against our culture Thankyou @DDNational for 61 glorious years."
"Thank you Door Darshan.From Giant Robert, Spiderman, He Man to Ramayan, Mahabharat, you gave lot of memories and made our childhood wonderful. Long Live Doordarshan!"
"Nostalgia, Ramaayan, Humlog, Mahabharat, Buniyaad, Nukkad Giant Robert and on election counting days lovely old movies. Entire neighborhood would gather to watch."
"Nostalgic. So many memories with doordarshan. Friday Saturday movies at 9.30pm, Chitrahar, Rangoli, Malgudi days, aliflaila etc. In those times only doordarshan used to be the only primary source of entertainment/ infotainment 😃."
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