Sunday, April 23, 2006

AIR to broadcast exclusive programme for CRPF personnel

Srinagar, April. 23 (PTI): Aiming to lessen the strain faced by CRPF personnel entrusted with maintaining internal security in Jammu and Kashmir, the local All India Radio station has decided to start a new programme which will feature songs exclusively requested by them.
The programme 'Hello CRPF' will be aired by Radio Kashmir from today, station director G H Zia said adding there will be repeat broadcast of the programme on Monday from the commercial broadcasting service of the station. IGP CRPF, Kashmir, A P Maheshwari welcomed the gesture of Radio Kashmir and said the programme will go a long way in entertaining the jawans who are serving in difficult situations in the state. CRPF recently replaced Border Security Force from the internal security duty in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Post card with ad of BBC Hindi

Recently India Post released a meghdoot post card with advertisement of British Broadcasting Corp, Hindi service.

Background :
India Post introduced Meghdoot Post Card on September 2, 2002. Meghdoot is priced at 25 paise that is half the cost of the regular post card. The writing space available on the address side of the regular post card is made available for advertising in multicolor in case of Meghdoot. The rate of the advertisement is Rs.2 per card and the minimum order for print is 100,000 cards. Meghdoot is printed by Security Printing Press at Hyderabad in sheets of 8 cards, although some have been supplied to post offices by the press in sheets of 4 and pairs of 2 cards.Being a postal stationery article with an advertisement, its area of distribution is determined by the advertiser, as its design and copy. In addition to the post offices in the area of its distribution the Meghdoot is also made available in limited quantity of 2000 cards at select 8 philatelic bureaus that handle postal stationery, namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai.