AIR starts its First-Ever Sanskrit News Programme ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’


  • All India Radio (AIR) FM news channel will be broadcasting its first-ever news programme in Sanksrit language for 20 minutes duration from 4th July 2020,.  
  • All India Radio has named the news programme ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’.
  • Sanskrit Saptahiki will be broadcasted every Saturday. Repeat broadcast will be available on Sundays. The news program will have the following components:
  • This will be the opening segment. It will be in the form of a shloka, a quote from Sanskrit literature will be explained in this segment as a shloka
  • A story from Indian epics, history or from the art and culture field of India
  • Top news of the week
Sanskrit Darshan:  
  • News from the world of Sanskrit
  • Gyan Vigyan: 
  • An interview with a prominent Sanskrit language literate
  • Ek Bharat- Shreshtha Bharat: Sanksrit to Hindi translation of five commonly used words

  • This will be the closing segment in which with focus on India’s culture and tradition, Major historical events of the week will be covered
  • ‘Vaartavali’ completed 5 years of continues broadcast
  • On 4th July 2020, DD News has completed the 5 years of the continuous broadcast of Sanskrit News Magazine ‘Vaartavali’. 
  • The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi congratulated DD News for the completion of the successful 5 years.