Mumbai- The Coronavirus is rapidly spreading across Maharashtra and measures are being taken to contain it. Hence, the question that remained was whether the schools would start or not. Eventually, the state government has indicated to start schools without crowding the lecture halls. They have thus, initiated efforts in the direction. Moreover, the state government sought permission of the central government to enable students to learn through the Doordarshan network and All India Radio in the upcoming academic year.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) had shown the inclination to provide time slots for digital academic syllabus for students on the national channels. Accordingly, the Maharashtra Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, sent a letter to the MHRD and MIB seeking permission to broadcast content. This letter comprises Maharashtra state government’s readiness to broadcast education syllabus content on the digital medium for the academic year 2020-21.
Thus, the Maharashtra State Council of Research and Training has documented digital content of more than 1000 hours for educating students of primary and secondary school. So, it has been reported that in the upcoming academic year, the state government has prepared broadcast, 12 hours worth of academic syllabus, on two channels of the DD Network and 2 hours worth of educational content on the All India Radio.
Students from remote rural areas can benefit from this educational broadcast on DD National. Moreover, in order to attend online classes, students have to bear the expense of smartphone and internet service. The students from remote rural and tribal areas come from an underprivileged background. Thus, acquiring these services is impossible for them. So, the government is making efforts to let the students continue with their education without any void in between. Hence, the state government has asked for a time slot to the DD network and All India Radio, confirmed the Education Minister.