Discovery Channel marks 20 years in India with special show

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Discovery Channel is celebrating 20 years in India with the launch of a three-part series with rare archival footage to narrate the story of the birth of independent India.

The show, titled “India Emerges: A Visual History”, will take the viewers back to the British era and show the tumultuous decades of India’s freedom struggle and later years.

“It’s a proud moment for us as we complete 20 glorious years in India. What further amplifies the excitement is we celebrate this day on our independence (day),” said Rahul Johri, executive vice-president and general manager-South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.

“We are happy to bring forth a programme that will narrate the stories of India and its emergence. The special line-up will revive the many memories of independence and unveil some of the intriguing facts of India’s freedom,” Johri added in a statement.

The footage will take viewers to the stroke of midnight in August 1947 when India became free and along the new borders of a partitioned India.

The programme will talk about the wars of 1965 and 1971 against Pakistan and the period of Emergency among others.

The series will culminate with the emergence of a strong, progressive and vibrant India after many challenges.

Discovery Channel will air the show every day at 8 p.m. on August 14, 15 and 16.



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