A science tevelsion channel will be launching soon in India dedicating space programmes and their benefit reach people across the country, a top official said on Sunday. “Within the next three to four months, there will be a television channel launched to reach even the rural parts of India on how space programme can benefit the common man,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said.
The ISRO Chairman was speaking to media at the space agency’s headquarters here on the sidelines of an event where the statue (bust) of the father of India’s space programme, Vikram Sarabhai, was unveiled on his 99th birth anniversary.
To be named “ISRO TV”, the channel will telecast science programmes and highlight the benefits of the space agency’s missions in regional languages as well as English, so that it reaches people across the country.
“The information on India’s space missions and their applications are not reaching the people fully. Our effort through the channel is to make people aware of the benefits of the space programme,” Sivan added.
The space agency also aims to develop scientific rigor among India’s children and youth through this channel.