NNN | IMPHAL, JULY 16: Manipur Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam on Thursday launched the first educational channel for Manipur called “Lairik” TV channel on Jio TV at his office chamber, New Secretariat in Imphal. The minister then expressed gratitude to R. V. Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Jio TV for the support to the Education department and the State which will benefit both the teachers and students.
Dr Radheshyam then said that Jio TV is providing the platform free of cost to the Government of Manipur for running the channel as well as for the subscribers, across the country. Appreciating the teachers, officers and firms involved in the preparation of the e-content, he added that without the dedication and contributions made by them the channel would not have been launched.
Dr. Th. Radheshyam then stressed that efforts are on from the department to ensure that the learning teaching process takes place in the state in one way or the other during these uncertain times of pandemic. The digital e-content based website www.lairik.net / www.laireek.net was launched, e – textbooks, e – contents of study materials and notes prepared by teachers have been uploaded and print out copies for the same are distributed through the ZEOs and officials concerned. Radio classes are also being carried out through All India Radio, Imphal. He said that the education department is for the people especially for the young minds and sought opinion and constructive suggestions.
Highlighting the benefits of hosting the channel on Jio TV, the Manipur Education minister stated that the channel schedule is managed by the Department of Education, Manipur. Live programs (classrooms) can be integrated within the same channel. The same channel can host programs in local languages as well besides English. Jio TV is offering for additional channels to launch class-wise contents.
According to the minister, through the channel, students can watch the contents easily on a mobile phone instead of depending on a TV unit. (Smart phones or even Jio Phone is capable of showcasing Jio TV). LAIRIK channel will be visible across India. Out of 700 channels on Jio TV – 64 channels are dedicated to Education – hosted by Ministry of HRD (Swayam Prabha), Ministry of IT (DigiShala), Govt of Gujarat (Vande Gujarat), Skills Development (Million Lights) and many other similar states. He also said that 7 day catch up feature that allows students to repeatedly watch telecast content any number of times for the next 7 days.
Only the Jio TV app is embedded within the Jio Sim. The Jio Saavn and Jio Chat have no dependency on Jio Sim and are open to all followers across the world.
During the launch of the “Lairik” TV channel, the Education minister informed that the examination for Higher Secondary Examination, 2020 will be announced on July 17, 2020 and wished students for success.