Doordarshan, which had organised its 7th Annual Awards presentation ceremony in Mumbai on February 4, will telecast the ceremony on the National channel (DD-1) on February 10, 2008 from 9.30 pm onwards. Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi had presented the awards to the winners.
B S Lalli, CEO, Prasar Bharati, and Leela Dhar Mandloi, Director General, Doordarshan, were also present at the Awards presentation ceremony, which was interspersed with a variety entertainment programme.
Well-known artistes regaled the audience with a cultural programme that included rendition of Ganesh Vandana by actress Gracy Singh, ghazals by maestro Jagjit Singh, devotional songs by Shekhar Sen, and a jugalbandi of Carnatic and Hindustani music, among others. Playback singers Mahalaxmi Iyer and Kailash Kher also rendered some popular Bollywood numbers.
Other well-known faces present at the Awards ceremony included Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Ramnarayan, Sonali Kulkarni, Aruna Irani, Sudhir Dalvi, Anoop Jalota, and Udit Narayan, among others.