World Television Day, November 21: TV remains an integral part in digital era
New Delhi : Ever since the first TV was made, it has remained one of the most fascinating entertainment modes for every household. The television also continues to be single largest source of video consumption across the world.
Yes, it is true that the technology has evolved too much and people have on the go devices with them to keep a watch on their favourite video content, but still television sets around the world have been continuously rising.
In an era of digital technologies taking over most of the things, the Television has also been enhanced in technological terms with it turning into a Digital TV.
In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed to celebrate November 21 as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996. The UN invited all member states to observe the day by encouraging global exchanges of television programs focusing, among other things, on issues such as peace, security, economic and social development and cultural change enhancements.
The day marks the importance of television in people's life to raise awareness about the issues that affect people.
Though there is no public holiday to mark the day, there are various means like arranging sessions about media and its technological development to celebrate and raise awareness about the day and its importance in being the most influencing mode to educate and spread information.