Viral: Arun Govil who played Ram’s role saw Ramayan with his Grand Children, all family members

Ramayana is probably the most viewed mythology TV serial in the country. It was aired during 1987-1988. The serial was created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. Those days, people used to buy television sets for watching Ramayan on Doordarshan (DD) channel. Many people usually used to offer aarti as soon as the serial started and after ending the serial they used to distribute ‘Prasad.’

As we know that India, at the moment, is under complete lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic which has taken away the livelihood of millions of people. Shockingly, the Coronavirus is bent upon killing human beings, eliminating them. It has put the entire world in a lockdown.

Amid the nationwide lockdown, people are getting bored at home. They have nothing to do as they can not step out of their houses. People urged the government on social media platforms to bring back Ramayan. Earlier, a complete lockdown was implemented for 21 days to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, after which Twitter was flooded with messages asking for reruns of Ramayan and B R Chopra’s Mahabharat.

On their demand, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar took to his Twitter handle to announce that Ramayan would now air on DD National twice a day starting Saturday (March 28).

Ramayana has always been a source of inspiration and knowledge for many people. Now, it is being retelecasted on Doordarshan (DD) after over three decades on the demand of people amid nationwide lockdown.

Ramayan is being aired on Doordarshan’s DD National channel at 9 am and 9 pm every Sunday, while Mahabharat is being aired on DD Bharati.

People are very excited about the return of the show and they are constantly sharing pictures on social media while watching ‘Ramayana‘.

Meanwhile, a picture of Arun Govil, who played the role of Ram in ‘Ramayana’ serial, is doing the rounds on social media. In the picture, the veteran actor can be seen watching ‘Ramayana’ with his family members. Arun’s pictures along with his family are being liked a lot on social media.

Talking about why it is important to watch the eighties tele-epic once again, Arun Govil recently told IANS: “The new generation will get a chance to watch it. They will get to understand the morals, teachings and values of Ramayan. If they will watch it with the family, they can interact also. If they have queries then their family members of the older generation can explain things. It is a family show. How relationships should be…has been shown in the show. Positivity is there. Right now there is a lockdown, you can’t go anywhere. So watching it will be a good way to use the time.”

The novel coronavirus which originated in China has by far, spread in over 160 countries across the world. By far, the virus has affected over 8 lakh people globally and the global death toll has risen to at least 39,000. Thankfully, over 1.7 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 1200 so far, while at least 32 people have died in the country from the infection.

Scientists are trying their best to find a complete cure to combat the fast-spreading disease. Unfortunately, for now, there is no vaccination or cure available to help patients recover the deadly disease. So it is advised to take all possible precautions. Maintain social distancing to avoid coronavirus infection. Make sure that you keep yourself away from those who have coronavirus symptoms.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.