As the debate rages on about what languages students should learn in schools, as part of the new National Education Policy, here’s an interesting factoid from the British era.
After the construction of Fort St. George, the British issued orders to their factories in the rest of South India, and thereby dawned the realisation that they needed to learn the south Indian languages.
The missionaries working here also found this imperative.
This is where the Diocesan Press, established in Madras in 1761, gained prominence.
First TV transmission
While we live in the glorious digital era, did you know when Madras began its daily TV transmission? On 15 August, 1975, the TV centre,
Madras, commenced the daily TV transmissions and it was from a temporary 35 m high mini-tower and had a 1KW transmitter. It used to air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.