The channel is re-dedicated to the nation with the byline “Doordarshan National – Desh Ka Apna Channel”. The channel will focus on traditional family values – ‘Rishtey’, Nation before Self – ‘Rashtra Gaurav’ &Trustworthiness – ‘Dilon Mein Vishwas’.
The fresh look and feel, with which these shows are slotted, is aimed at recreating the legacy of Doordarshan in providing quality Information, Education & Entertainment.
“In keeping with our vision for providing wholesome entertainment to audiences across the length and breadth of the country with a public service responsibility, Doordarshan National has come up with a new look and feel and 10 new shows in prime time”, said Ms. Vijayalaxmi Chhabra, Director General, Doordarshan.
Chhabra said that the Doordarshan team felt rejuvenated and encouraged to recreate its legacy as the government of India wants it to be the preferred channel for the viewers.
Among the new programmes that were launched on the channel are:-
At 7 pm - ‘Happy Homes’ – Khatte-meethe jeevan ke rang, is a light comedy of unity in diversity when people speaking different languages and from different regions live together in a colony.
At 7:30 pm - ‘Khwabon Ke Darmiyan’ – Sach aur sapno se jhoojhti zindagi, this show highlights the struggle to bridge the gap between dreams and reality for women in changing social context.
At 8 Pm - ‘Khamosh Sa Afsana’ – Jidd aur armano ka fasana, has a fine cast of talented stalwarts like Tom Alter, Roopa Ganguly, M.K. Raina who are the central characters in a story depicting the struggle of a daughter fighting to balance her work and managing her disabled parents.
At 9 pm - ‘Zindagi ek Bhanwar’ – Rajneeti me mahila ka raaj is a political drama which aims at reaching out to the aspirations of society and desiring changes in quality of life.
At 9:30 pm - ‘Dard Ka Rishta’ – Badalte Sambandhon ki kahani revolves around disregard of the senior citizens in today’s urbanized societies. Sushma Seth will make a comeback on Doordarshan National after almost 30 years with this show.
At 10 pm - ‘Jab Jab Bahar Ayee’ – Talak ek rishte ka, dard do parivaaron ka, is a serial which touches upon a dilemma of husband and wife trying to keep their family together and finding happiness not withstanding their personal differences.
Doordarshan National has also brought two programmes in their weekend prime-time slot- ‘Janmon ka Bandhan’ &‘Prakriti’.
‘Janmon ka Bandhan’ – Insaani rishton ka taana banais airing Friday to Sunday at 7 pm and is a women-centric family drama.
‘Prakriti’ – Kudrati ko bachane ki jung tracks the story of an ideal forest officer who endeavours to save environment and wild life. It is set against the backdrop of scenic Jim Corbett Park. It is airing every Sat & Sun at 8:30 pm.
December dawns with a new, path breaking Talk Show, STREE SHAKTI, that features exemplary women achievers who having gone through excruciating trials and tribulations, emerged as achievers in their own right and today are empowered and content, setting examples for the viewers. Scheduled from 27th Dec, 9-10 pm, the one hour show also features some well known faces of film, music and television industry, interacting with the women achievers like Leslie Lewis and other celebrities like Johny Lever, Raju Srivastav among others.
Last but not the least, a fresh show called, PALTAN, depicting the challenging life of the armymen, has been slotted from January 1st, 2015, showcasing the lives, dreams, aspirations, emotions and challenges of the officers in the armed forces.