NEW DELHI: On public demand, the epic show 'Ramayana' will get re-telecasted on Doordarshan from Saturday, announced Prakash Javadekar, the Information and Broadcasting Minister.
Taking it to his Twitter account, Javadekar announced the news on Friday giving the timings of the show. He wrote, "Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow in DD National. One episode in morning 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., another in the evening 9 p.m. to 10 p.m."
'Ramayana', that aired between 1987-1988, is an Indian historical epic television series. The show was written, created and directed by late Ramanand Sagar and featured Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia as the central pair Ram and Sita.
The show was a television adaptation of the ancient Indian Hindu epic of the same name and is based on 'Ramayan' written by Valmiki and 'Ramcharitmanas' by Tulsidas.
DD National also announced that the series is back on public demand from Saturday so that they could have the peace required amid all the anxiety regarding COVID-19 and the country's lockdown.
There are also talks going on for the re-telecast of another Indian historical epic TV series 'Mahabharata'.