It seems that Maharashtra is doing its fair share to let India go digital.
In a first, Maharashtra has crowdfunded to make 47,000 government primary schools, out of the 65,000 in the state, become digital without any help from the government.
This is to realize PM Modi’s dream of Digital India and empower the students for the needs of tomorrow.
What is commendable is the fact that the schools have not received any funding from the government but have been receiving donations from citizens. Cheques ranging from Rs.500 to Rs.3 lakhs are coming in as donations using which the schools have bought tablets for its students.
Students have their entire year’s syllabus on the tablets and use them to study and solve problems.
Vadgaon school had received about Rs.3 lakhs as donation, which was sufficient to buy tablets for all the students and go digital. Some of the tablets also work on solar energy and an X-box containing interactive syllabus.
Maharashtra, you have given us some serious education goals!