‘Mahatma Lives’: UNESCO and DD to telecast TV Show on Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Doordarshan, country’s public service broadcaster has join hands to telecast TV bilingual programme ‘Mahatma Lives‘ or ‘Bapu Zinda Hain’ on 1-2 October 2019, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
The objective of programme is to celebrate his ideas and teachings and how it has shaped the lives of people in India as well as around the world.
Key Highlights of ‘Mahatma Lives’/ ‘Bapu Zinda Hain’ programme
It is an hour-long bilingual television programme that will feature rarely heard audio clips of Mahatma Gandhi. The clips include his speech from 1947, before Independence (i.e. before 15 August 1947), in which he addresses corporate leaders and exhorts them to give wealth for welfare of the society. Other clips include Gandhi talking about music and his speech on the caste system and eternal set of duties (Sanatam Dharam) on 7 June 1947.
These audio clips will remind countrymen vividly of Mahatma’s thoughts and philosophy, focusing specifically on education, culture and the sciences.
As per UNESCO programme will help discover/rediscover Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings about different themes and contemplate how Gandhi still remains the most influential person of 20th century who continue to inspires the old and the young today. It also shows how various aspects of Gandhi’s legacy remain relevant in todays’ times, not just to India but to world as well.
The programme will be telecast on 1 October 2019 at 10 pm and repeated on 2 October at 5 pm across the country on DD News. It will be jointly hosted by Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi Director, and renowned academician and historian Pushpesh Pant.