sansad tv: VP Naidu, PM Modi, LS Speaker Birla launch Sansad TV | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla jointly launched Sansad TV on Wednesday.
Sansad TV is a merger of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels and will showcase the democratic ethos and the functioning of democratic institutions of the country.
It will aim to target national and international audiences through its content.
Speaking at the launch, PM Modi said that Sansad TV will add another important chapter in India’s parliamentary system.
The launch of Sansad TV coincides with the International Day of Democracy.
“Today is International Day of Democracy, hence the launch has become more relevant. When it comes to democracy, India’s responsibility increases. India is the mother of democracy. For us democracy is not just a constitutional structure, but a spirit, it’s ‘jeevan dhara’,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister said that the new channel will be available on OTT platforms, social media and have a separate mobile app as well.
Vice President Naidu said Parliament is the heart of Indian democracy while media is its “eyes and ears” and we must ensure their health.
He said loud disruptive noise should not drown the voice of people in legislatures.
To be led by retired civil servant Ravi Capoor, who was appointed its chief executive for one year from March 2021, Sansad TV is likely to have two operational platforms that will telecast live proceedings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha when Parliament is in session.
Gracing the channel, Karan Singh will host a show on different religions, Bibek Debroy on history and Amitabh Kant on ‘Transformation of India’.
Principal economic advisor to the finance ministry Sanjeev Sanyal will host a show on economy while renowned endocrinologist Dr Ambrish Mithai will moderate a show on health issues.
(With inputs from agencies)

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