New Delhi, Aug.5 : All India Radio commenced the spirit of 70th year of independence in a unique way. In response to the clarion call by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in his recently concluded Mann Ki Baat, to celebrate Independence Day as a festival; the oldest public service broadcaster has scheduled a slew of programmes that will be broadcast over the month.
On August 4, the broadcaster presented "The Rhythms of India", a musical feature that showcased regional folk and light music that reflects the common beat that resonates from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Kutch to Kamarup, presented through various rhythmic instruments.
The Program was broadcasted at 9.30 pm on Indraprastha Channel (819 Khz. 366.3 mtrs). This programme was scripted and produced by Padma Bhushan Shri T.V. Gopala Krishnan. He is one of the rare musicians who is equally proficient in both Carnatic and Hindustani Vocal, mridangam and violin.
All India Radio has also planned a special feature to commemorate 75th year of Quit India Movement which is on August 9.