News channel India Ahead will carry Live a two-hour interaction between citizens of Chennai and the top bureaucracy of Tamil Nadu to find solutions to the annual flooding problem which the city faces.
The show will be broadcast Live at 3 pm on December 23 on India Ahead's TV and digital platforms. It will give citizens a chance to directly ask questions from the bureaucrats who formulate policies and carry out disaster management activities.
The event will host two Additional Chief Secretaries who have extensive hands-on experience in handling floods and the aftermath, namely Atulya Misra IAS, and Vikram Kapur IAS, representing the Tamil Nadu government.
Joining them will be NK Sudheendra of the City of 100 Tanks project, environmental scientist Jayshree Vencatesan, and Vanessa Peter, who works with coastal communities, among other guests.
"This is an endeavour of our rapidly growing Tamil digital platform, which aims to be the non-partisan voice in a cluttered and polarised Tamil media environment," India Ahead editor-in-chief Bhupendra Chaubey said. "India Ahead is the voice of the states, especially those of the south of the country, to bring back sanity and real news back in the media."