The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel has launched 16 new television channels to broadcast programmes for students, youth, women, farmers and artisans.
The channels were launched at a function in Gandhinagar by the Chief Minister, according to an official release statement. These channels are part of ‘Vande Gujarat’ – India’s largest and only education TV network, the release said.
These channels will be used to broadcast programmes on education for school students, for students who are preparing for competitive exams, related to agriculture, skill development, health-care, hygiene, science, etc.
During the launch, the Chief Minister said such type of network would help numerous students, women, farmers and many others, who are living in remote areas. She also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing required permissions to start such TV network in Gujarat.
She expressed hope that these educational programmes on TV network will serve as an alternative to expensive tuition system for students, who are living in villages and remote areas.