A poet, lyricist, essayist and eloquent speaker, Padhi was also a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal.
Doordarshan could have been chosen as it has proven multi-camera skills — it coordinates ‘simultaneous feed’ from 50 cameras on Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
Viswam further pointed out that as a broadcasting channel governed by an arm of the government, the use of Doordarshan to telecast the religious function in Ayodhya must be avoided.
Press bodies express concern over Prasar Bharati’s threat to news agency over 'anti-national' reportage
Authorities have failed to appreciate the meaning of a free, objective and unbiased media which is essential to democracy, the press bodies said.
The mobile application, launched by the Union Health ministry on April 2, helps users identify whether they are at risk of COVID-19 infection.
Vempati had been invited for the BBC's Indian Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony due to be held in New Delhi on March 8.