Punjab To Give 'Captain Connect' Smartphones To Students Amid Lockdown

Chandigarh:

The Punjab authorities will distribute smartphones to younger individuals throughout the state on August 12 as a part of a scheme to assist them entry education-related content material on-line through the coronavirus lockdown, in addition to different studying materials posted by the Division of College Schooling.

Asserting the scheme at this time, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated the state authorities had fulfilled its promise to the individuals, and the youth, particularly, by offering state-of-the-art smartphones.

The Chief Minister additionally stated that attributable to restrictions on motion and huge gatherings, in place because of the Covid outbreak, the launch of the scheme could be cut up between 26 completely different areas in Chandigarh and throughout Punjab.

This would come with all district headquarters and numerous different main cities and cities. A most of 15 college students from every city or metropolis could be invited to every launch occasion and given the telephones, the federal government stated.

A letter has been despatched to all Deputy Commissioners within the state on this regard, asking them to organise a ”small operate… following all security measures attributable to COVID-19”.

The state authorities has dedicated to distributing over 1.78 lakh smartphones to Class 12 college students by November this yr. The telephones to be distributed beginning Wednesday are a part of the primary batch of 50,000.

These telephones will come pre-loaded with authorities functions like ”e-Sewa App” with e-content associated to Class 11 and Class 12, as permitted by the Division of College Schooling.

They may even include an engraving of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the again, with the phrases ”Captain Sensible Join”.

The second batch might be procured quickly and the distribution course of might be accomplished on schedule, a spokesperson stated after a Punjab cupboard assembly this week.

With enter from ANI

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