News anchors of Doordarshan are still an example for others, people remember even in today’s era
September 1959, this is the date when Doordarshan was launched. It was started as a trial and carried a 5 minute news bulletin. Pratima was the first news anchor of the entire Doordarshan. You can also say that she was the first news anchor of India.
From then till today, many anchors came to Doordarshan. Today, with the passage of time, everything has changed. Rather you will get to see many news channels. But what was in the anchors of Doordarshan, it is not found in any news anchor at present. The image that the news anchor has created today is very unpleasant.
Present news channel anchors can be seen shouting the news. Apart from this, that simplicity in news anchors, which we used to see earlier, has also ended. Today anchors present themselves in front of the audience by wearing der sara make-up. Today news has lost its importance as it used to be.
Today, lack of decency can be seen in the behavior of anchors. In the same old time, the behavior of news anchors was very courteous and gentle. The anchors on Doordarshan used to read the news with utmost simplicity and decency. Because of which people had different fun watching the news.
In the old days, news was broadcast on Doordarshan daily in the morning and evening. In which a female anchor used to read news peacefully in Hindi and English language for the audience. A pause and decency could be felt in his voice.
The art of reading news without any noise seems to be ending today. Apart from this, when she used to tell a negative or sad news to the anchor, she used to keep her voice very slow, smooth and steady. On the news channels of that time, we never even heard shouting, screaming or abusing. Today’s news channel has focused its attention only on screaming, shouting and arguing.
Due to which people’s mind has now shifted from the news channel. The female anchors of Doordarshan were seen as a reflection of their culture. Which is very difficult to see today. Some women anchors of that era like Salma Sultan, Renee Simone, Usha, Manjari Joshi, Sarla Maheshwari Neelam Sharma are still seen giving examples of their simplicity.