Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu launched 100 Digital Classrooms in 75 rural government schools in Gwalior under ‘Mera School Digital School’ programme, in Madhya Pradesh on September 29, 2019.
He said that technology brings transparency, prosperity and opportunities to rural youth.
The Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar and several other Madhya Pradesh ministers were present at event.
The Vice President said that India’s future was bright because it rests on the innovative abilities of our younger generation.
He further added that connecting rural students with digital technology will change their lives as technology will give them access to information, opportunities at par with those living in urban areas and helps them become part in the process of nation building.
Technology is an equalizer it has the potential to bring transparency, prosperity and opportunities for rural youth, he added.
Lauding the efforts of the government and NGOs, the Vice President said that education is essential for enhancement of knowledge, economic progress and empowerment. He stressed on the need to provide education to all the girls, especially in rural areas.
The Vice President said that these digital classrooms will help students understand the complexities if Science and Mathematics better.
Audio-visual content and the support of internet will help them immensely, he added.
The Vice President said that if knowledge is power and education a deliverance from ignorance and poverty, then teachers are the agents of social change and schools are social assets and education a community resource. These digital intervention have made schools truly social assets, he added.