Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a special digital version of epic Ramcharitmanas produced by All India Radio today, as part of the AIR’s attempts to go digital to reach audiences globally.
An AIR release said that the Prime Minister would also felicitate some prominent artists at the event.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for I and B Colonel (Retired) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Prasar Bharati Chairperson A Suryaprakash, and other senior officials are expected to be present.
The recordings of Goswami Tulsidas work, sung by leading singers of the Bhopal Gharana, have been done by the AIR over several years and are regularly broadcast especially in the Hindi heartland.
The Ramcharitmanas was composed and recorded for the first time in 1980 at Akashvani Bhopal.