Doordarshan turns 50

September 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Television

Doordarshan turns 50

Television came to India on September 15, 1959, when the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) gave the government of India $20,000 (Rs 9.7 lakh) and 180 Philips TV sets. The national broadcaster’s head office was a makeshift studio then, and they worked with just a small transmitter. The Sunday movie and Chitrahar, […]


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