Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri Edappadi K Palaniswami launched “Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi” (Education Channel) for school students in a ceremony at the Anna Centenary Library in Kotturpuram.
Shri Palaniswami said the Government was working on bringing various schemes to improve the education system. Complaints by parents that children who watch TV do not study will now change.
O Panneerselvam, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu said, for the first time in the country, a separate channel for education has been started, following in the footsteps of former CM Jayalalitha, Palaniswami is taking important decisions and allocating a major portion of the state’s funds towards education.
The channel will broadcast educational programmes, NEET and other classes, interviews of School Education Minister, shows on schemes provided by the education department and other literary content.
Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi will also feature programmes on employment opportunities, government schemes that can be availed by citizens and training modules. Programmes will be telecast on the channel from 6 am to 9.30 pm.
Ahead of the launch, corporation schools in the state were equipped with a cable connection to view the channel. Schools that do not have a cable connection have been asked to air the shows on Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi’s YouTube channel every day.
The content was prepared by a team of teachers with help from the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), which has a YouTube channel of its own for educational videos.
The channel, which will be telecast on Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV & Thamizhaga Cable TV Communication Private Limited channels, is expected to benefit school students, teachers and parents. The education department is also mulling launching a mobile application for both IOS and Android users.
Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi was scheduled to launch at the beginning of the year but was delayed due to preparatory work.