Teachers will be provided digital training in connection with the change in the curriculum of classes I to VIII from the academic year 2018-19, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde said on September 21.
He said that the training would be broadcast on Gujarat’s free Doordarshan DTH channel.
He informed media sources that broadcasting the training modules on Maharashtra’s DD Sahyadri channel would have come at a cost whereas the Gujarat government, which has 16 educational channels, had offered to beam it free on the “Vande Gujarat” channel.
He added that the training would be in Marathi.
Responding to criticism from the opposition on using a channel from Gujarat, Tawde said, “We haven’t used the services of any channel from Pakistan.”
The leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde, however, criticised the decision and said that if the state government had so much love for Gujarat, then it should shift the capital to Gandhinagar.States