| 19 Apr 2024
AIR to convey civilians messages to armed forces during Diwali

NEW DELHI: Both All India Radio and Doordarshan have been asked by prime minister Narendra Modi to carry people’s message to the soldiers who are unable to come home to mark Diwali with their families.

The #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign gives every citizen an opportunity to spread happiness and cheer among the Indian Armed Forces. A holistic campaign has been launched to urge and invite people to send letters and messages to the Armed Forces. The #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign is expected to generate increased interaction between civilians and the Armed Forces.

Leading this effort, Modi shared through social media a special video featuring his appeal to the people to send messages to Armed Forces personnel. Within hours, the video generated tremendous interest on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

People can send messages to soldiers on the Narendra Modi App, through, and also through All India Radio. Doordarshan shall also be mounting a programme to share people’s emotions with the Armed Forces.

A special module has been launched on the Narendra Modi App, which enables people to send greetings or their hand-written messages to the Armed Forces.

Earlier this month at an event in Bhopal, the Prime Minister had focused on the human element of our brave jawans. His appeal to people to laud jawans's efforts when they meet them has also created a buzz on social media.