Goa’s demand for a Konkani news bulletin on the local Doordarshan channel could soon be a reality with a recent appointment of a new officer. The step was taken by information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni. The demand for a Konkani news bulletin was sidetracked for a long time by the now-suspended managing director of Doordarshan B S Lali.
In a letter to Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik dated February 23, Soni said the government decided to give an additional posting of director of the Public Information Bureau in Panaji, to New Delhi Doordarshan news director Maria Ermelinda Dias. “I hope with this, your long-standing demand for a Konkani news bulletin from Doordarshan, Panaji will be fulfilled,” Soni said in the letter.