Maharashtra has appointed SCERT to generate grade-wise content for interactive learning on the digital platform. Additionally, Varsha Gaikwad, the Minister of School Education, has pledged for two DD National channels for imparting education as the state grapples with the highest number of positive cases in India. “We wish to broadcast 12 hours of daily educational content through any two channels which come under DD national channel and two hours of daily content on All India Radio (AIR),” the government has expressed.
Keeping in consideration the widespread difficulties in continuing with education during the pandemic, the state is switching to television to make up for the loss of academic learning.
In a letter to Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Gaikwad has stated, “The Government of Maharashtra along with State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is figuring out different ways to support student learning in these difficult times, including promoting DIKSHA as a source for learning via mobile devices.”
DD National channels have been telecasting educational content in various time slots across different states to make learning accessible in every household.
The Maharashtra government has expressed its wish to integrate TV into learning, “We wish to broadcast 12 hours of daily educational content through any two channels which come under DD national channel and two hours of daily content on All India Radio (AIR).”
12-hour air time for education has been asked for besides allotting 2 hours on the radio that will reach to remote corners of India, such as to rural and tribal communities.