Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has launched 16 new television channels which will broadcast programmes for students, farmers, women and artisans. These channels were launched at a function in Gandhinagar by Patel, an official release stated.
Expressing her happiness over the launch to boost education in the state, Anandiben Patel tweeted, "Taking forward the mission of Digital India, launched 16 more channels under 'Vande Gujarat'- India's first educational television network."
These channels will be utilised to broadcast educational programmes for school students, programmes for students preparing for competitive exams, programmes related to agriculture, skill development, hygiene, health-care, science, etc.
While launching the channels, Patel said the network would help numerous students, farmers, women and many others who are living in remote areas.
Patel thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving required permission to start such TV network in Gujarat.
She also expressed hope that the educational programmes will serve as an alternative to expensive tuition system for students living in villages and remote areas.