Keeping up with its commitment towards supporting education, Vedanta Foundation, distributed 3000 laptops to students of Vedanta PG Girls College in Ringus, Rajasthan. The Laptop Distribution event was held on 31 July, where free laptops were distributed to 3000 girls (existing and new admissions), most of them belonging to nearby villages. The ceremony was graced by Vice Chancellor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shekhawati University, Prof. B.L. Sharma along with Chairman Hindustan Zinc, Kiran Agarwal and Trustee Vedanta Foundation, Suman Didwania.
This initiative has been undertaken in a bid to support less privileged students achieve their dreams. Of the 3000 girls in this college, 97 girls are from the five operational districts of Hindustan Zinc, which is sponsoring their education.
“I feel very proud of the efforts that these students are putting towards their education. Providing them with these laptops will help open new avenues for the students to expand their knowledge, widen their horizon and aid their learning. This will further give them an opportunity to take a step towards a more comprehensive style of education”,
Kiran Agarwal, Chairman Hindustan Zinc.
Suman Didwania opined, “Education needs to be diversified in formats that make learning more inclusive. Providing these students with laptops will help them gain a more competitive approach towards learning. In today’s world where laptops have become a necessity rather than a luxury, Vedanta Foundation, by providing free laptops, aims to make a positive difference to the lives of the students. With the efforts put in by these girls to learn, despite the challenges and difficulties that they face, the initiative was long due. ”
Prof. B.L. Sharma added, “With help from companies like Vedanta, the education sector is witnessing significant reforms and we are able to provide better quality education to students across economic strata of the society. We have to ensure that these initiatives add to responsible learning for these students and they add are able to contribute to the development of the nation.
Education has always been a primary focus at Vedanta and this initiative adds to the list of contributions that the firm has made in this field. With an increasing thrust on Digital India by the government, its success is dependent on its accessibility and availability to the youth, who use it to add to the development of the country. This initiative will help us take a step closer to realising the dream of a digital India.