National award-winning regional movies will be broadcast on national broadcaster channel Doordarshan.
Addressing media persons, Prasar Bharati CEO Mayank Kumar Agarwal has said that Doordarshan is providing good content to its viewers and this is an effort in that direction.
The Prasar Bharti CEO said that special attention will be paid to broadcasting folk music and their traditional art forms and competition on folklore will also be held. He also noted that both Doordarshan and Akashwani will produce programmes that promote a democratic process of elections.
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.
Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public.