New Delhi: Ramayana would be rebroadcast on DD National from Saturday (March 28).
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakask Javadekar on Friday tweeted that two episodes of the popular mythological serial of the 80s will be broadcast twice every day from 9am to 10am and 9pm to 10pm, on public demand, amid 21-day COVID-19 lockdown across the country.
Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of ‘Ramayana’ from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 in DD National, One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening 9 pm to 10 pm.@narendramodi
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) March 27, 2020
Twitterati had earlier suggested how these mythological shows reduce stress among people in these trying times.
Prasar Bharti had revealed that it was in talks with the rights holders of the epic tele-serials ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ to re-telecast these shows once again.
Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ starring Arun Govil as Ram and Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, with Arvind Trivedi playing Raavan and Dara Singh essaying Hanuman ran from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988.