In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh , Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Manch patron Dr. Charanjit Singh Gumtala stated that large number of Indians are now settled in U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia and other countries.Indian channels other than Doordarshan like Zee TV, Star TV, Aaj Tak, Sahara, Alpha Punjabi, PTC Punjabi etc are being telecaste in these countries.
Punjabis are also settled in large number in these countries and private Indian Punjabi channels are being telecast in these countries. So DD Punjabi along with other regional channels should also be made available in these countries.
Doordarshan can earn a large amount of money on advertisements etc. Copy of the letter has been sent to Dr. Manohar Singh Gill Minister of Sports and Youth welfare and Navjot Singh Sidhu, Member Parliament and Tarlochan Singh MP. (courtesy:-friendsofprasarbharathy.org)