AIR, DDK Countered Pak Propaganda: Minister

Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr. L. Murugan on Monday praised state-run All India Radio and Doordarshan Kashmir for playing a vital role in countering the “propaganda and obnoxious narrative” unleashed by the adverse neighbouring countries.

Murugan made these remarks during his visit to All India Radio (AIR) Srinagar where he inaugurated the renovated Prasar Bharati Auditorium which was damaged in devastating floods in the year 2014, an official spokesperson said.
The Minister, he said, asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of inclusive growth and good governance and the approach adopted by the Jammu and Kashmir administration has put the UT on the path of massive development.

In his address, the official spokesperson said, Murugan praised the role played by All India Radio Srinagar and Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar and said that these institutions have been making quality programmes in several languages for the past many decades. He said that the Minister made a special mention of the role played by both AIR Srinagar and DDK Srinagar during the devastating 2014 floods and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Dr. Murugan said that being stationed in a border area, All India Radio and DDK Srinagar are playing a vital role in countering the propaganda and obnoxious narrative unleashed by the adverse neighbouring countries,” he said.

Murugan, who is also Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, he said, visited the Trout Culture Farm Laribal Dachigam and inspected the rearing units, machinery and other facilities available at the farm and interacted with the fish farmers.

During his interaction with the farmers, he said, the Minister maintained that the government of India is committed to double the famers' income and has taken several initiatives under the leadership of the Prime Minister.

“He appealed to young people to come forward and become a part of nation building. He said that trout farming has emerged as an important source of income and the people should take every possible benefit from it,” the official spokesperson added.

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