DELHI: The Information Broadcast ministry has advised TV manufacturing companies to set RepublicTV or ZeeTV as the default channel settings to promote a sense of patriotism among the public. The patriotic recession is one of the biggest hurdles in the country well being and if not addressed soon it will become a menace.
TV manufacturers have also been asked to maintain NDTV and ABP News channels on least priority and should be set at the last, even after Aastha and Sanskar channels.
Initially, all these setting will be only a default setting but later will be made mandatory for initial 30 minutes of switching ON the TV. Only after 30 mins, one will be able to switch the channel. Whereas 20 minutes will be kept as the threshold for NDTV after which TVs will automatically get switched off.
The Information and Broadcast ministry is also launching an awareness campaign around patriotism in order to achieve better ranks among all the other countries in various fields.
In a meeting called by I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, TV manufacturers have been advised to set direct buttons on TV for RepublicTV and Zee News which will direct viewers to the respective channels. The government also plans to send an advisory to establishments and manufacturers in this regard.
“Every one minute of watching Republic or Zee News will increase India’s performance in Olympics”, Rathore said.