MUMBAI: Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi released the DVDs Swarajnama and Mahatama, brought out by Prasar Bharati.
Based mainly on the material retrieved from Doordarshan archives, the two DVDs provide different facets of Indiaâ€™s freedom struggle and the life of MK Gandhi. Dasmunsi presented the first copy of the DVD to noted film personality Girish Karnad.
Dasmunsi said that these DVDs would be of immense value for the youth, as they provide a deep insight into Indiaâ€™s history of freedom movement. He praised Prasar Bharatiâ€™s effort in bringing out these DVDs. He said that Prasar Bharati has already launched a project of rendition of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagoreâ€™s songs in Hindi and other Indian languages. He appealed for strengthening the public service broadcasting role of Pasar Bharati.
Swarajnama is directed by Karnad. Beginning with 1757, it recounts 190 years of Indiaâ€™s freedom struggle, and is in a newscast format. Mahatama has been directed by Brijendra Virehi. It remembers and focuses on the values that Gandhi loved and cherished.
Gandhian Nirmala Deshpande and secretary, I&B Asha Swarup were also present on the occasion.