Doordarshan-UNICEF celebrate 10 years of Navjyoti Awards

18 Dec,2013

By A Correspondent


Had it been a private broadcaster, it would’ve gone to town about it. But this is pubcaster Doordarshan and not many of us in the trade media watch it. But having read the release which came in, we thought this deserves pride of place.


A joint venture of UNICEF and Doordashan Mumbai Kendra, the Navjyoti programme aims to recognize initiatives taken by girls despite adverse circumstances. Started in 2003, Navjyoti celebrated its tenth year in a colorfully decked studio in Mumbai’s Doordarshan centre last weekend.


Stories of ‘girl power’ unfolded and stunned the audience as nine girls from remote Maharashtra were felicitated for resisting child marriages and also helping other girls fight the scourge. They had one common message to share – “Girls are not any less.”


They received honours from nine eminent and inspiring personalities like Nirmala Sawant Prabhawalkar, Dr. Jamuna Pai, Neela Satyanarayan, Manisha Goel, Priyanka Sinha Jha, Rajeshwari Chandrasekhar, Kiran Juneja, Sucherita Hegde and Grace Pinto. Other dignified personalities present were Dr Jagannath Hegde, Udai Gupta, Ulhas Wagh, Abuzar Zakir and DD Mumbai’s very own Mukesh Sharma.


DD Sahyadri will get telecast a programme based on this on December 28 and 29 from 10am onwards.


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  1. Pradip Kapadia says:

    Great Event – Watched it live on Sahyadri Channel on Dec 29th 2013