Governor inaugurates Smart Siksha, Solar lighting in school and anganwadi center
India’s digital application has in-built democratic principles: Governor
Guwahati,Rongili Barta- Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said, “Assam’s history is a priceless heritage of India’s cultural journey. It is an amalgamation of thoughts, ideology, society, culture, beliefs, and traditions. Only Education can preserve this priceless culture and take our Assamese society forward.” Inaugurating a Smart Shiksha (Mobile Digital Bus) and solar lighting and dedicating these services to the students of Nartap ME school and anganwadi centre in Sonapur here today, the Governor said that education is the only tool which can help in cherishing the values of the human society and take it forward. Speaking at the programme which was organized by the SRF foundation, a CSR arm of SRF Ltd, the Governor said that in the direction of changing people’s lives through education, the Rural Education Program by SRF Foundation has touched the lives of many students. He, therefore, hailed the foundation’s endeavors in digitalizing education and making tech-inclusive education accessible for the peripheral students. The Governor also said that digital transformation is the most remarkable change of the present era. The teachers and students should be digitally literate. The basic behavior, knowledge, and skills required to effectively use digital devices are essential in today’s education system. ‘Smart Shiksha’ digital bus is a unique mobile initiative by the SRF foundation. The bus will aid in bridging the digital divide between the urban and the rural and semi-rural areas. Prof. Mukhi further said, “The proper use of digital technologies can become a force multiplier in the decades-long global fight against poverty. India’s experience of the past few years has shown us that if we make our digital architecture inclusive, it can bring about socio-economic transformation. Digital applications can bring accuracy and speed. Transparency can be brought into governance. India has developed digital public goods whose basic architecture has in-built democratic principles.” The Governor also appealed to the teachers to teach the students using the digital gadgets in a mission mode and contribute to the development of Digital India. It may be mentioned that SRF foundation in collaboration with Education dept. has been working for education transformation through its flagship Rural Education Program and Anganwadi Development Program covering 10 Govt. schools campuses and 32 anganwadi centers in 10 villages under Dimoria Development Block. The program aims at developing the schools as model schools by upgrading infrastructure, academic and digital education. Prof.Mukhi lauded the initiatives of SRF foundation in striving towards an educated India through various interventions. The group’s founders were the first founding members of prominent education institutes like Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, the Shri Ram schools for secondary education, the Anglo Sanskrit School, and the Shri Ram Research Institute. Under the leadership of Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy, a team is doing notable works in the service of the state, and the nation.