In a bid to make online classes accessible to all students, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia distributed 1059 (e) tablets to students on Thursday, encouraging them to pursue their education without any hindrance during the ongoing pandemic.
These tabs were provided by the Tata Power-DDL and BSES discoms. The tabs were distributed at an event organized at Government Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Shalimar Bagh.
Speaking on the occasion, Sisodia said, “Soon, the corona vaccine will be released around the world and this pandemic would be a matter of history. But the loss of education that our students are facing today cannot be compensated by any vaccine. To minimize this loss, the Delhi Government is consistently working to find solutions.”
Sisodia said that due to the closure of schools, efforts were made to provide online education to Delhi government schools. However, it continues to pose a challenge to the students who lack access to the internet or devices to study, he said.
The deputy chief minister asked the students to use these tabs for their studies and return it to their school after their examinations so other students in need can also benefit from it.
Complementing the efforts of the Delhi Government, BSES discoms have been playing their part in the fight against Covid. Continuing with the close partnership with the Delhi Government in its fight against Covid-19, BSES discoms handed-over around 850 e tablets to Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister, the discom said in a statement.
Speaking at the event, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL expressed, ‘‘Education is one of the most important pillars of our CSR program. Through this initiative, we aim to help students cope with the challenges of availability of digital equipment and enable them to smoothly enter the realm of online education (e-learning), especially for those who do not have access to smart phones or laptops during the ongoing pandemic.”
Under its Saathi (CSR) program, Tata Power-DDL has been supporting students of classes X, XI and XII from 52 Government Senior Secondary Schools every year in terms of study material, stationary etc.