On 23rd June 2020, Kanwar Pal, Education Minister of Haryana announced that The Government of Haryana under the Chief Minister’s Distance Education Programme signed an agreement with Reliance Jio TV to benefit around 52 lakh rural students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Features of Agreement:
i.The four channels of EDUSAT can be accessed through television, Laptop, desktop, tablets and smartphones for free of cost which will be available on the Jio platform.
ii.The contents aired on the television will be available on Jio TV for a week so that the students can access the content to their convenience and time.
iii.This will also provide materials for the students preparing for competitive exams like JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test).
i.This initiative is estimated to benefit around 52 lakhs students of both English and Hindi medium students in both private and government schools under the Haryana School Education board, the CBSE board and other boards.
ii.The Distant Education Programme was running since 15th April 2020.
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Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
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