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Pune's iconic Balchitravani shuts shop - The Hindu

Pune: The city-based State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET), popularly known as Balchitravani, set up by the Maharashtra government in 1984 to bolster children's education, and which remained a fixture in Pune's educational fabric for more ...and more »

Veteran film-makers criticise Balchitravani closure - Daily News & Analysis

Criticising the government for its apathy to keep Balchitravani alive, noted producer Arun Kakatkar on Wednesday said that it is sad that the government which spent crores of Rupees on swearing in ceremonies cannot afford Rs 2-3 crore per year for to ...and more »

State government shuts down Balchitravani - Daily News & Analysis

Balchitravani or State Educational Technology Institute (SIET), which has prepared more than 6,000 educational programmes for rural children in Maharashtra since its inception more than three decades ago, was closed down on Wednesday. The School ...and more »

Maharashtra closes down decades-old Balchitravani - Free Press Journal

Pune: Decades-old Balchitravani, known for producing audio-visuals for school-going children ceases to exist from Wednesday. Unable to run due to cash-crunch, the Maharashtra government has shut down the State Institution of Education Technology ...and more »

Three years after going off air, Balchitravani to be shut down - Times of India

Mumbai: Three years after Doordarshan stopped the telecast of Balchitravani, the state government has finally brought the curtains down on its infotainment show for children started in 1984. And with children preferring the digital media now, the state ...and more »

Maharashtra shuts Balchitravani, e-balbharati on the anvil - Times of India

PUNE: If you were a child two decades ago, watching educational TV shows on Doordarshan's Marathi channel was a highpoint. That era ended on Wednesday after the state education department closed down Balchitravani, its audio-visual wing created for ...and more »

Remember Balchitravani's TV shows on DD? It won't make educational videos for students anymore - Hindustan Times

The school education department has shut down a 33-year-old institution that made educational videos for schoolchildren as it could not keep up with the mobile apps of today. It's a familiar tale of modern technology's far-reaching effects. The State ...and more »