Vice President Md. Hamid Ansari formally launched the new look of Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV) at a function at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan on Sunday. The news and current affairs channel, owned and operated by the Upper House of Parliament, was launched on August 26, 2011.
Besides live broadcast of the proceedings of Rajya Sabha, the television channel also brings incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs and nearly 40 programmes and special features on national and international issues.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate all of you associated with this endeavor,” the Vice President said while addressing the gathering .
While focusing on current national and international affairs, Rajya Sabha TV provides a platform for knowledge-based programmes with special attention to legislative business undertaken by Parliament.
On the occasion, Vice President Hamid Ansari also released two books titled “Moments of Eureka” and “Scientifically Yours” in the presence of eminent scientists and researchers.
These two books are compilations of interviews with scientists featured on Rajya Sabha TV’s science show — Eureka.
Conscious of its role as a public broadcaster, RSTV has conceptualised programmes on the basis of the vibrant relationship between Parliament and the people of India. It aims at providing an objective perspective on national and international affairs.
RSTV touches upon all the aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life of the people, while promoting scientific temper.
The launch was followed by a discussion on “Scientific Temper: A Prerequisite for Knowledge-based Society”.