Collector hands over the gadgets to a total of 1,209 undergraduate students
As many as 1,204 third-year undergraduate students pursuing studies in arts and science as well as engineering colleges during the academic year 2012-13 in the district received free laptops from District Collector T.P. Rajesh here recently.
According to a press release issued here, the laptops were distributed under the Chief Minister’s Special Scheme to improve educational standards and to gain knowledge through e-publishing.
The beneficiaries were 290 students in Government Arts College for Women in Bargur, 677 students in Government Arts College for Women in Krishnagiri and 237 students in Government Engineering College, Bargur. The cost of the gadgets was Rs. 1.69 crore.
Distributing the laptops, Mr. Rajesh said that said the government scheme will help bridge the urban-rural divide among students and urged the beneficiaries to utilise the laptops to update their knowledge for self-development and contribute to the development of the country.
The laptops could be useful for the students to ready themselves for the various competitive examinations for their future careers, he said.
District Revenue Officer C. Prakasam, District Panchayat Chairman K. Ashok Kumar and Principals N. Rahima, K. Subatra and P.K. Baskaran of the colleges were present at the function, the press release added.
Collector T.P. Rajesh says scheme will help bridge urban-rural divide among students