Why is Doordarshan not making progress

Appeal from the new president


India gave itself the greatest gift on the 50th anniversary of its independence with the election of its head of state.

Never in the history of the country has there been such a balanced representation of all regions as now. President Kocheril Raman Narayanan is from the south, Prime Minister Kumar Gujral is from the north-west and President of Parliament Purno Agitok Sangma is from the north-east.

In his inaugural address over the weekend, Narayanan remembered Mahatma Gandhi and the founding fathers of the constitution, who promised India's people "social, economic and political justice" 50 years ago. “We have made tremendous progress in every respect since independence in food self-sufficiency, education, and health care. The country has become a formidable economic and scientific-technical power in the world, ”Narayanan said. But excessive pursuit of political power has often overshadowed people's social and economic needs.

“The underprivileged classes, like the Registered Castes and Tribes, the

Minorities as well as women, who alone make up half of the population, and the poor in every layer of our society "- so the president's appeal, even a Dalit (caste) -" must convey a feeling of participation and empowerment regardless of religion or caste to get."

A few hours after Narayanan's assumption of office, Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav, who was seriously suspected of corruption, resigned in the state of Bihar and made his wife his successor. This saved the president from a delicate task right at the beginning of his term of office. He was faced with the difficult decision to impose presidential rule over Bihar. The United Front government, on the other hand, sees itself in a quandary despite Yadav's resignation. His party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, is not accepted into the United Front, but paradoxically has several government ministers. Their fate is uncertain.

Almost at the same time as Narayanan's swearing in, the government announced the adoption of a new radio and television law. After that, from September All India Radio and Doordarshan-TV will form independent bodies and no longer be the mouthpieces of the government. An important democratic step in the 50th year of independence, as Minister of Information Jaipal Reddy said.

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