November 6, 2020
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Prashar Bharati, the public broadcaster of India, on November 4. The parties collaborated to introduce 51 direct-to-home (DTH) education-oriented TV channels.
Prashar Bharati, in association with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications, a body of Education and IT Ministry, focuses on facilitating standard educational curriculum to each household. The MoU aims to cover every house, even in remote and rural areas, as informed by the government.
“Under the ambit of this MoU, 51 DTH education TV channels comprising Swaymprabha (22 channels) (M/o Education), e-Vidya for classes 1 to 12 (12 channels) of NCERT, Vande Gujarat (Govt. of Gujarat) (16 channels) and DigiShala under M/o Electronics and IT (1 channel) shall be available as DD co-branded channels to all DD FreeDish viewers. This move aims to bring quality educational programmes to every household, including those in rural and remote areas,” stated the government.
Viewers can enjoy the facilities without paying any money. The channel will stream education-based programmes 24*7. The facility is per the Center’s goal to provide value education to the last citizen of India and to encourage the evolution of skills.
The new venture will establish a framework for the government to fulfil its commitment to educating everyone in the country.
Source: The Wire