The music and dance programme Tak Dhina Dhin from Doordarshan’s Mumbai kendra has won the best TV show award at the first Doordarshan annual awards. The show has completed 200 episodes. The best TV serial award went to Hafeeza Kauser of Central Production Centre, New Delhi, for the serial, Savera.
Science fiction film, Agaram, by S R Basha of Doordarshan Chennai was judged the best telefilm. While Sanmukh, by Sarabjeet Vohra of Doordarshan Jalandhar, was awarded as the most innovative programme, the best music programme went to Doordarshan Thiruvananthapuram’s My Soil My Passion.
No awards were given for news reports, sports, dance, wild life, art direction, graphics and animation categories as none of the entries measured up to the benchmark.
The Exemplary Work award was won by T V Ganesan of Doordarshan Ahmedabad for the live coverage of Gujarat earthquake. His footage, including visuals of shaking electric poles and TV towers, were shown by international TV networks, including BBC. Both Doordarshan Delhi and Doordarshan Mumbai were adjudged the best kendras jointly.