Poor students given cellphones in Kullu

Poor students given cellphones in Kullu

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur with students, who got smartphones, at Kullu on Wednesday.

Our Correspondent

KULLU, JULY 21

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur distributed free smartphones to 30 students in Government Senior Secondary School, Raison, in Manali subdivision of the district today.

The minister said that the main objective of this campaign was to provide smartphones to the underprivileged and needy children studying in schools so that they could continue their studies through online medium. As many as 20 smart phones were donated by Adhvan Suri, son of local businessman Munir Suri, five by School Management Committee and five by the school staff. He said that social organisations and businessmen of the district were also coming forward for this noble deed.

The minister appealed to affluent sections of society to extend their cooperation so that no student lagged behind in studies due to the lack of smartphones. He expressed his gratitude to all donors and appealed to others to come forward to help needy students. He presented a memento to Adhvan Suri.

Earlier, the Principal of the school, Lalit Mohan Sharma welcomed the chief guest and honoured him by presenting him a cap, a muffler and a memento. He gave detailed information about the smartphone distribution program organized by the school administration along with the development works being done for the all-round development of the children.

The principal said that free smartphones were distributed to 25 students of the school last year by the local resident and social worker Manav Khullar.

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