He said: “This multi-purpose auditorium will now act as a one-stop-destination for artists which will help in promoting their creativity and talent while also catering to honing one's own skills and thus simultaneously representing India in the global front. An auditorium of its own would not only help in organizing the existing regular events but also organise more events to popularise various genres of music, dance, theatre etc. and have the potential of turning the place into a new cultural hub and destination in the capital."
He also praised the joined efforts of both Prasar Bharati and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in completing the state-of-the-art modern Auditorium, Shri Javadekar stressed to make the adequate utilization of such a facility and promote work of art.
In fact, the need for a modern auditorium of its own was felt for long by the constituents of Prasar Bharati – All India Radio and Doordarshan for organizing cultural events like music and dance concerts, talent hunt shows, memorial lectures, etc.
The 465-seat Auditorium encompasses Broadcast Museum, Sanskar Geet Corner, Rehearsal Hall, Library, Conference facility and Cafeteria under one roof with a gallery overlooking the floor and inbuilt devices for recording, online editing, uplinking and live streaming of audio and visual content. This facility will cater to the requirements of PrasarBharati's aural and visual wings, i.e. All India Radio and Doordarshan.
The auditorium complex which is situated inside the AIR premises in Parliament Street overlooks a newly created sprawling Rock Garden as part of its front façade and a huge green lawn at the posterior. The facade of the auditorium complex has been planned in conformity with the Broadcasting house which is a heritage building Grade-II as per the NDMC list of the heritage buildings.