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JAMMU: A delegation of Doordrshan Approved Drama Artists Association (DADAA) Jammu led by its President, J S Babli called on the President, J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu, Abhinav Sharma and apprised him of their long pending demands.
The delegation, seeking (DTH) Satellite Duggar Channel, handed over a memorandum to him regarding various demands addressed to the Union Ministry of Home affairs, Defense Ministry, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Member, Janak Khajuria said that DADAA is demanding satellite Duggar Channel with a sole aim to promote, protect and develop rich culture, heritage and languages spoken in Duggar land. He further said that more than one crore Dogri speaking population are spread over Mirpur, Bhimber, Bag, Siyalkot and Shakargarh in Pakistan and Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and even in some portions of Himachal Pradesh.
The delegation informed the BAR President that about ten thousand artists, producers, technician and spots-boys are totally dependent on Doordarshan and are at verge of starvation as till date, budget for Doordarshan Jammu has not been released by the authorities.
Sharma listened to the delegation patiently and assured for taking up the matter with concerned authorities. The delegation comprised of Madan Rangila Vice President, Brij Mohan Dubey, Subhash Jamwal and Janak Khajuria.