New Delhi, March 27, 2020: In view of the current Coronavirus situation in the country, and in interest of the people staying at home during the 21-day lockdown, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Prasar Bharti have decided to telecast Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and Shahrukh Khan’s Circus on Doordarshan National from Saturday, 28th March 2020. Mahabharat will be telecast on DD Bharati.
Making the announcement Union Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness that Ramayan was being re-telecast.
Ramayan telecast will take place in 2 slots every day, from 9 AM to 10 AM and 9 PM to 10 PM. The evening slot will carry the subsequent episode of the series.
The decision has been taken keeping in view the immense interest of people in the series and public demand for its re-telecast. Sh Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharti congratulated the team from Doordarshan that worked on war footing to make this happen. Sh Vempati also thanked the Sagar family for making content available to Doordarshan.
Prasar Bharti has been making special efforts to create awareness on COVID-19. New Services Division broadcasts special bulletins in Hindi and English from 8 am to 9 am in the morning and in evening from 8 PM to 9 PM. Many special programs are also being broadcast by DD News and DD India.
DD National tweeted, “Good news for @iamsrk Fans – ENJOY #ShahRukhKhan’s #Circus – TV Series (1989) – From 28th March at 8 pm on your favourite channel @DDNational #StayHome India and enjoy this #Lockdown21 as #IndiaFightsCorona”
Later Prasar Bharati tweeted, “After Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, now Doordarshan brings you another epic show BR Chopra’s Mahabharat starting from tomorrow (March 28) on its @DD_Bharati channel. #IndiaFightsCorona”
One episode will be telecast at 12 noon and another at 7 pm.