Directorate of Field Publicity  Ahmedabad 

About Us
             The Directorate of Field Publicity is one of the Media Units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is engaged in the task of publicizing various programmes and policies of the Government through its network of 207 Field Publicity Units under the control and supervision of 22 Regional Offices.

         Field Publicity came into existence in 1953 with 32 Field Publicity Units across the country under the control of four Regional Offices. The set-up was created under the integrated publicity programme named "Five Year Plan Publicity Organization". The Ministry directly exercised administrative control over the Units and Regional Offices. Later a full-fledged Directorate was constituted in 1959 to supervise and control the activities of the Regional Offices and the Field Publicity Units and it came to be called "Directorate of Field Publicity".".

         After the Sino-India war in 1962 and the Indo-Pak War in 1965, some radical changes in the approach and working of DFP became necessary in view of the urgent need for boosting the nation’s morale and for mentally preparing the people to meet any external threat. Accordingly, 34 more new units were created in 1963 and another 33 in 1965 for publicity exclusively in the border areas. Presently, out of the present strength of 207 Field Units, 72 are Border Units.".

Highlights
 
Units of the Region namely, Godhra, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Junagadh, Palanpur organised programmes on Honb'le PM's MAN KI BAAT at different venues of their respective jurisdictions.
 
During the period under report, six DFP units in Gujarat arranged 69, film shows, 83,group discussions, 57, photo exhibitions and 18,special interactive programmes on health & DBT. They submitted 93 feedback reports. Through these programmes, they reached around 45 thousand people. A campaign on ‘Direct benefit scheme’ was launched at Mehsana and Bhavnagar where the programme will be rolled out in future. Junagadh and Bhavnagar units are participating in Public Information Campaign held at Sardhar in Rajkot district. Units organized special programmes on the occasion of Pulse Polio day on 24th February.
During the period under report, six DFP units in Gujarat arranged 94 film shows, 101 group discussions, 68 photo exhibitions and 9 special interactive programmes with a focus on ‘National Rural Drinking Water Programme’. They submitted 47 feedback reports. Surat unit organized a special programme on the occasion of ‘World Population day’ which attracted wide publicity in print media. Palanpur unit organized a quiz competition at Lunpur high school in Deesa district on NRDWP. Regional office organized an orientation workshop for health awareness campaign at Ahmedabad in collaboration with Song & Drama division.
A total of 72 film shows, 10 special programmes and 46 photo exhibitions were organized during the month. Godhra unit arranged a Quiz contest on Bharat Nirman at Adarsh Nivasi Shala of Raniyar village of Zalod block of Dahod district. A similar
During the period under report, six DFP units in Gujarat arranged 98 film shows, 109 group discussions, 74 photo exhibitions and 19 special interactive programmes and 102 Feedback with a focus on ‘Rajiv Gandhi Vidyutikaran Yojna’. Special programmes were organized on the occasion of Independence day celebrations,Breast feeding week and Sadbhavna divas..Junagadh unit organized a elocution competition in Gondal block on PM’s 15-point programme for minorities. Bhavnagar unit organized a special programme on ‘Breast feeding week’. Surat unit organized a special programme on the occasion of ‘Sadbhavna divas’ which attracted wide publicity in print media.
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