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Gyan Vani : Educational FM Radio Channel

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  • Shaji John K
    unique concept suited to the educational needs of the local community. ============ Repost from [EdResource]
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2001
      unique concept suited to the educational needs of the local community.

      ============>Repost from [EdResource]<=====================

      Gyan Vani (Gyan = Knowledge, Vani = aerial broadcasting) is
      Educational FM Radio Channel of India, a unique decentralised concept of extending mass media for education and empowerment, suited to the educational needs of the local community. Gyan Vani is not only for the conventional
      educational system but also a main tool in making available the dream
      of education for all come true.

      Gyan Vani's main intention is to take education to the doorsteps of the people. Gyan Vani, in addition to giving the hardcore education will also deal with awareness programmes including the ones for Panchayati Raj Functionaries, Women Empowerment, Consumer Rights, Human Rights, the Rights of the Child, Health Education, Science Education, Continuing Education, Extension Education, Vocational Education, Teacher Education, Non-formal Education, Adult Education,
      Education for the handicapped, Education for the down trodden,
      education for the tribals and so on.

      Gyan Vani is available through commercial FM radio set. The Gyan Vani will also have phone-in-radio-counselling.

      Ramesh C sharma

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "r sreedher" <rsreedher@...>
      Subject: inauguration of Gyan Vani

      We are happy to inform you that the Test transmissions of Gyan Vani -
      Educational FM Channel of India will take place simultaneously at
      Allahabad and Bangalore on 7th Novemeber 2001.

      Hon'ble Minister for HRD Dr Murli Manohar Joshi will inauagurate it at
      Allahabad and few Governors and more than 50 Vice chancellors are
      attending the function. The function will be from 10.20 am.

      At Bangalore Shri S.M. Krishna, Chief Minister of Karnataka will
      inaugurate the same at 11 a.m. The education minister of Karnataka
      and theVC of Karnataka State open University will also participate.

      At Allahabad the Gyan Vani studios will be situated at the Indian
      Insititue for Information Technology, Allahabad who are our main

      At Bangalore the studio will be constructed at the Regional Centre
      complex. Till such time the broadcasts will be from AIR Bangalore.

      Initially both the stations will broadcast 8 hours a day. 6 a.m. to 1o
      a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The tentative schedule for test
      transmission is as follows: 6 - 7 a.m. Music teaching 7-8 a.m. Local programme and career couselling 8-9 a.m. IGNOU programmes and 9-10 a.,m. Interactive radio
      counselling to be shared by the distance education insitutions in the
      area. IGNOU is likely to get at least 3 days a week. Care will be
      taken in selection of the topics and counsellors and the concerned RDs are
      being requested to send the detials of the topics and counsellors to
      headquarters for getting clearance.

      The broadcasts will be extended to 16 hours by 26th January 2002.

      Presently these stations will function using a temporary antenna. The
      transmitters are colocated with AIR stations.

      Local steering committees have been formed and each station will be
      manned by three contract staff one will be a station manager who is a
      superananuated broadcaster. He is responsible for ensuring Broadcast

      Attempts are being made to acquire local software as well as encourage
      other educational institutions to use either the 'live' or recording
      facility to develop contents.

      We will post you with further developments as and when it happens


      R Sreedher
      Director, EMPC
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