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DD installs special cameras for 360-degree footage on Republic Day

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In partnership with the Indian Air Force, special arrangements have been made to highlight the newly added elements in the fly-past. From 9.15 a.m., R-Day coverage will be available on all DD channels.

Doordarshan (DD), India’s public service broadcaster, has put dozens of cameras, including two for a birds-eye view on the top of the India Gate and Rajpath, as part of a 360-degree coverage of the Republic Day celebrations that will be live-streamed on two YouTube channels. “Animated graphics and famous commentators, who will be expanding on every aspect as the event unfolds, will make the high-definition visuals more fascinating,” Prasar Bharati said in a statement. It also stated that commentary will be offered in sign language for more inclusive coverage.

Special arrangements have been made in collaboration with the Indian Air Force to showcase the newly added elements in the fly-past. The Republic Day broadcast will be available on all DD stations starting at 9.15 a.m. From Rashtrapati Bhawan to National Stadium, DD has set up 59 cameras to film the event. The National War Museum, India Gate, and the National Stadium each have 16 cameras, while Rashtrapati Bhawan has 10.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has written to affiliated schools separately, urging them to urge students, instructors, and their families to register to watch the Republic Day Parade and Beating the Retreat Ceremony live streamed. It instructed schools to play five promos prepared by the defense ministry during breaks while conducting online classes, presenting highlights from Republic Day 2022. 

“In light of the recent increase in Covid cases, the Ministry of Defence has taken the initiative to invite citizens to watch the live streaming of Republic Day and the Beating of the Retreat Ceremony and to show their solidarity with the Republic of India,” a letter to CBSE-affiliated school heads said last week. The events will be broadcast live on the ministry’s website, www.indianrdc.mod.gov.in, and a YouTube channel, according to the statement.

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