I-Day: TV channels advised to carry DD feeds

New Delhi:The central government has suggested that private TV channels carry Independence Day Ceremony telecast from DD News or DD Bharati feeds with sign language interpretation for the benefit of differently-abled people, sources said on Sunday. This was conveyed in an advisory from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. "The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been getting requests from members of the civil society to facilitate access to the people with hearing impairment to the telecast of the Independence Day ceremony and commentary accompanied with sign language interpretation on TV channels so that such people can be part of this glorious event," the advisory said. Doordarshan has said that the DD News/DD Bharati channels will carry the sign language interpretation of the event, it said. "DD News/DD Bharati will let private satellite TV channels carry the feeds of this event free of cost, if they wish to carry the same telecast," the advisory said.