Sansad TV to be Launched

Vice President & Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will launch Sansad TV jointly on September 15, 2021.

Highlights

The launch date of Sansad Tv, September 15, coincides with the International Day of Democracy.

Background

Sansad TV was created by merging the Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV in February 2021. Government also appointed the CEO of Sansad TV in March, 2021.

Programming of Sansad TV

Sansad TV programming primarily includes four categories:

  1. Functioning of Parliament & democratic institutions
  2. Governance and implementation of schemes & policies
  3. History & culture of India and
  4. Issues, interests and concerns of contemporary nature.

About Sansad TV

Sansad TV is an Indian government television service that broadcasts programming of the two Houses of Parliament and other public affairs programming. It was formed on March 2021 by merging two existing house channels that is, Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV. Provisionally the channel will comprise of 35 themes on which programmes will be aired. Programmes will be similar and in two English and Hindi languages.

Who is the CEO of Sansad TV?

Ravi Capoor is the current CEO of the channel. He is a retired IAS officer and was appointed on March 1, 2021.

International Day of Democracy

United Nations General Assembly had resolved to observe September 15 as the International Day of Democracy in 2007. The day is observed with the object of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy.

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