The Hindu enters Mumbai via student edition

12 Aug,2013

By A Correspondent

 

National daily The Hindu does not have an edition from Mumbai, but its student edition made an entry with a launch by the state chief minister Prithviraj Chavan last Thursday (Aug 8).

 

Speaking at the launch, Mr Chavan expressed pleasure with the entry of The Hindu in Mumbai, “even if in this small way”. “Quality of education is a big challenge that our country and this State is facing. Natural resources will not last long enough to keep us running as a major economic entity. The only way to continue as a rich and powerful country is by developing the knowledge economy and for this, quality of education is very important,” he said.

 

Siddarth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu, said younger readers had different interests. The school edition would remain true to the idea of The Hindu, and would explain things in a language a young audience could understand. He said that the school edition would not talk down to its young audience. It would have all the important news that goes into a regular edition but conveyed in an appropriate manner.

 

Educationist Nandini Sardesai, J.N. Mishra, Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India and P.S. Venkatasubramanian, Vice-President, Circulation, The Hindu Group, were also present.

 

Priced at Rs 3, The Hindu in School is published from Monday to Friday and is designed for students in Classes 8-10. According to a communique, it is distributed to over 2,500 schools across India, with a circulation of around two lakh copies. The edition will also be launched next in Kolkata by August-end. In Mumbai, complimentary copies will be available in schools for the first week. Interested schools may contact vaidyanathan.n@thehindu.co.in.

 

 

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