LOCKDOWN: Govt announced Rebroadcast of ‘Ramayana’ on Doordarshan

The Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting  Prakash Javadekar has announced the rebroadcast of Ramayana on DD National from March 28, Saturday, on public demand. Two episodes of the iconic mythological serial of the 80s will be broadcast —  one in the morning from 9am to 10am and another in evening from 9pm to 10pm.

With India coming to a standstill after the 21-day lockdown announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to coronavirus pandemic, people started talking about how Ramanand Sagar’s epic serial Ramayana and BR Chopra’s Mahabharat were popular during the 80s and 90s. Many users talked about how their Sunday mornings were shaped by these shows.