IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao participated in the sixth anniversary event of T-SAT Network, held at its office in Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University campus on Thursday. The Minister congratulated the T-SAT Network’s team and its CEO R. Shailesh Reddy for successfully developing a model which delivers educational content to students across the State.
During his special address, the IT Minister stated that the Telangana government decided to beam T-SAT through cable networks. Recalling T-SAT’s journey, he said that the reach of the network, which was originally called ‘Mana’ TV, was limited to a few places. However, the T-SAT Network reaches 90 lakh homes. To catch up with the digital age, its app was also launched, and there are nearly 40 lakh registered users on T-SAT platforms, he added.
During his speech, the Minister instructed the T-SAT administration to expand the reach of T-SAT beyond Telangana and consider providing educational content to Telugu-speaking students worldwide. He also directed them to incorporate simulation and technology to make education more engaging and effective. Further, he asked them to initiate a social awareness campaign for children, focusing on teaching them proper garbage disposal and the importance of maintaining clean surroundings. And, the Minister also advised to introduce online mock tests for students who appear for various competitive exams.
During the occasion, the Minister presided over the signing of the MoU between the Society for Telangana State Network and Osmania University, marking the launch of the university’s TV channel. Also, KTR officially made the announcement of TSAT Network on ‘aha’ streaming service.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of IT and Industries Departments, Prof. D. Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University and others were present at the event.