Amidst the 21-day lockdown imposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of increasing cases of Covid-19, an endearing demand has emerged from the masses who are getting a tad bored at home—a re-telecast of Ramayan and Mahabharat during the nationwide lockdown.
On Friday morning, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted to say that Ramayan will air on DD National twice a day starting tomorrow amid the coronavirus lockdown.
“Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of Ramayana from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 on DD National. One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening 9 pm to 10 pm,” Mr Javadekar wrote in his tweet.
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which first aired on Doordarshan in 1987 and gained instant popularity, is returning on TV.