Hindi news channel Bharat24 was launched by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Sports & Youth Affairs, Anurag Thakur.
The channel was launched on Sunday by the Union Minister.
At the ceremony, Thakur said, “I congratulate Jagdeesh Chandra and the entire team of Bharat24 on this new venture. The media is the fourth pillar of democracy and should work as a bridge between the government and the public and I am sure Bharat24 will execute this responsibility with utmost seriousness.”
CEO and Editor-in-chief Jagdeesh Chandra conveyed his gratitude to the Union Minister and said, “We assure the Minister that Bharat24 will reflect the aspirations of the youth, the multi-polarity of Emerging India and shall work as a bridge between our audience and the government.”
Managing Editor Ajay Kumar, Chief Business Officer and Strategic Partner to the board, Manoj Jagyasi, Senior Editor Syed Umar, Senior Anchors Mimansa Malik, Sachin Arora, Naina Yadav and Poornima Mishra, Editorial Consultant Shashikant Sharma, Political Editor Aditi Nagar and others were present during the launch.
Managing Editor Kumar said, “The Union government of India, various state governments, multilateral agencies and international partners of India - all together have come a long way in building the New India. We - Bharat 24, believe that a positive connect between the governments, state policies & the people at large is the need of the hour.”
Jagyasi, Chief Business Officer and Strategic Advisor to the board, commented, “With bureaus in all states, Bharat 24, will set a benchmark for news reporting and branding. It is a matter of pride that on the first day of launch the channel has opened with many credible advertisers and we shall only grow bigger and better as times goes on.”
Bharat24 is available on all major DTH and cable platforms, marking a pan-India presence.