Reliance JioTV & Haryana Government Signs Agreement to benefit 5.2 Million School Children
On 23rd June 2020, the Education Minister of Haryana has announced that the Haryana State Government has signed an agreement under the Chief Minister’s Distance Learning Programme with Reliance Industries Limited’s subsidiary company Jio. The agreement signed is to provide education to school children in the rural areas of the state.
Schools across the state were closed in the month of March 2020 following a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19, after 3 months, today it’s still uncertain on when the schools will re-open.
About the Agreement
The agreement is signed with the aim to impart education to every school student in the state without jeopardizing social distancing norms.
The four channels of EDUSAT will be available free of cost on the live television streaming application of Jio- JioTV. The content that will be live broadcasted on the channels of EDUSAT will also be available in recorded mode on the JioTV platform that will enable students to watch and study as per their convenience.
The agreement will benefit a combined 52 lakh (5.2 million) students of both government and private schools in the state of Haryana.