Hon’ble Governor presents laptops and tabs to the needy students at a special function held at Raj Bhavan.

Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has handed over 20 laptops and a couple of tabs to the needy students at a special function held at the Raj Bhavan, here, on Friday.

The presentation of the laptops and tabs to the students from the deprived sections was part of the special initiative titled “Donate a device campaign,” launched by the Governor.

The initiative is aimed at enabling the students from the underprivileged sections who could not afford gadgets to continue their education in an online mode to continue their online education on a par with other privileged students.

Among those who got the laptops and tabs also included some persons with disabilities.

Earlier, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan gave a clarion call to the IT companies, corporate, organizations, and other philanthropists to donate laptops and tabs for the benefit of the needy students belonging to the downtrodden sections and other underprivileged groups.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Soundararajan stated that she was inspired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for the collective working towards ensuring opportunities and improving accessibility for the Divyang sisters and brothers coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

“I am really moved by the digital deprivation being experienced by the students belonging to the downtrodden sections and I have initiated this campaign with an objective to bridge the digital divide,” she added.

Most of the beneficiaries who were presented with the laptops and tabs on the occasion belonged to the tribal communities, who are pursuing their higher education.M/s Ram’s Helping Hand, a non-governmental organization donated these electronic gadgets.

The beneficiaries were visibly moved by the gesture of the Governor in presenting them with the laptops and tabs and thanked the Governor for her care towards them.

In this program, Gorantla Ramesh, Trustee, Ram’s Helping Hand,Gowri Sarkar, Principal, Delhi Public School, Sunkavalli Rama Krishna, Chartered Accountant participated.

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