News18 India unveils special programming line-up ahead of Ram Temple inauguration

As part of the programming line-up, the popular show 'Bhaiyaji Kahin' to capture an on-ground sentiment in Ayodhya, the special 1-hour documentary 'Ramlala Virajman' to be aired, News18 Ram Lalla song, 'Pranam Siya Ram' to be launched and much more

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News18 India unveils special programming line-up ahead of Ram Temple inauguration

News18 India announced that it is hosting a mega-celebration of the inauguration of Ram Temple with its special programming, titled ‘Shree Ram Mahaparv’.

In the run-up to the inauguration on January 22, the channel has enhanced its programming. News18 India’s popular show, ‘Bhaiyaji Kahin,’ will embark on a journey to Ayodhya, engaging with locals to capture the ground sentiment. A special 1-hour documentary, ‘Ramlala Virajman,’ will be aired on the channel, featuring stories related to Lord Ram from various places in Ayodhya. It will include insights from spiritual leaders such as Jagadguru Shri Ram Bhadracharya, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Jagadguru Mithilesh Nandini Sharan, Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, ShriDharacharya, among others.

The channel is also creating a setup on the banks of the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, referred to as ‘Ram ki Paidi,’ as well as other significant locations in Ayodhya, to deliver unmatched live programming starting January 18 on both TV and its digital platforms.

Moreover, the channel will debut the News18 Ram Lalla Song, titled ‘Pranam Siya Ram,’ on this occasion. Written by the author of ‘The Hidden Hindu’ trilogy, Akshat Gupta, and performed by Siddharth and Shivam Mahadevan, the song serves as a celebration of the inauguration of the Shree Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Several top leaders and politicians are also going to be on News18 India exclusively during this period.

Through its ‘Ayodhya Yatra’ segment, News18 India will capture the ongoing development and transformation of the city of Ayodhya. Additionally, the channel will mark the occasion with a distinctive assembly of renowned poets, through a ‘Kavi Sammelan’ that will give expression to the faith of millions in poetic verse making for truly compelling viewing.

Besides the special shows, the inauguration coverage will feature the channel's top anchors, who will host live shows from Ayodhya, along with multi-city coverage to capture sentiments from across the country.

News18’s HSM channels will also participate in this coverage led by News18 Uttar Pradesh / Uttarakhand, which will bring non-stop reports starting from Friday, January 19.

Karan Abhishek Singh, CEO - Hindi News, Network18, said, “There is immense curiosity regarding each aspect of the temple and its construction; people genuinely want to know every intricate detail. And as India’s number one Hindi news channel, we are leading the charge to deliver comprehensive coverage from Ayodhya, ensuring an unparalleled viewer experience through our diverse programming line-up. Given the significant interest in the event, we anticipate a notable surge in viewership. Consequently, advertisers are expected to capitalize on the increased viewership and plan their marketing investments to leverage the surge in eyeballs for the channel."

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