Indian Public Broadcasting Television "Doordarshan" turns 50 today!

Doordarshan - Indian public television broadcaster turns 50 today - congratulations!

The word "doordarshan" is in Hindi and made up of two words "door" (means "far" in English) and "darshan" (means "vision" in English). The word "doordarshan" literally means "tele vision". It started with a mere $20,000 and 180 Philips TV sets donated by UNESCO to Indian government on Sep 15, 1959.

If you grew up in India how can you forget soap operas like:

It's a truly joyous and nosalgic moment and something to relish for all Indians.

Unlike today, there used to be a startup and shutdown time for TV channels. Enjoy the signature montage of Doordarshan below:

And couple more of my favorite videos:

 

What are/were your favorite serials from Doordarshan ?

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