World Television Day: Why it is celebrated?

By Rajan Nath -- November 21, 2019 1:03 pm -- Updated:November 21, 2019 1:03 pm

On this day, every year, World Television Day is celebrated across the world. While people are now hooked to their laptops and mobile screens, Television continues to enjoy its popularity. As per the United Nations, television is the single largest source of video consumption. It was first was celebrated on November 21 in 1996 as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) selected this day to mark World Television Day.

On this day, meetings at local and global levels take place to raise awareness about the role of television in communication and globalisation. Meanwhile, Writers, journalists, bloggers and others associated come together to promote this day. Also, World Television Day marks the commitment of governments, news organisations and individuals to deliver information in time when content on social media is questionable.

Also, the twitter was full of wishes on World Television Day. A twitter handler said, "The Television is playing an important role in our lives in shortening info gap and providing best form of entertainment. May we all receive good things from technological innovations of human being and not let it help ruin the basic values of humanity in society."

Another user said, "It provides a platform and allowed media to discuss the importance of TV in delivering information and participating changing the world. It is the single largest source of video consumption."

-PTC News

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