New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, empowered around 13,000 children studying in 122 government high schools of Yadgir district, Karnataka, by equipping these schools with solar-powered Smart Class facilities. The total cost of the project is Rs 3.84 crores.
Prabhu B Chauhan, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Hajj & Waqf Board, Government of Karnataka and Minister-in-charge for Yadgir & Bidar districts, Karnataka, inaugurated the new facilities on August 4, at the Government Girls High School Yadgir, in the presence of Dr Umesh G Jadhav, MP (LS), Kalburgi; Raja Amareshwara Nayaka, MP (LS), Raichur; Venkata Reddy Gowda Mudnal, MLA, Yadgir; Kurma Rao, IAS, District Collector & District Magistrate, Yadgir; Basavaraj Yadiyapura, President, Zilla Panchayat, Shilpa Sharma, IAS, CEO, Zilla Parishad; and Hrishikesh Bhagawan Sonawane, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Yadgir.
The Solar-powered Smart Class facility offers visually attractive content that helps students to assimilate information more effectively. It facilitates teachers to explain difficult concepts easily, improves teaching effectiveness and enhances the academic performance of the students.
The Smart Class facilities provided by BEL to the government schools include a 50” LED TV, CPU with accessories, Green Board and LED Lights, all of which is powered by a standalone Solar PV Power System with battery. A cabinet has also been provided to store all the equipment. The digital educational content covers the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for students of 8th, 9th and 10th Class customised as per the State syllabus.
Apart from the Smart Class facility, BEL is also installing hand-wash facility in 100 Government Primary Schools in Yadgir at a cost of Rs.1.02 Crores.
BEL has undertaken various CSR interventions in the Aspirational districts of Yadgir & Raichur in Karnataka under the flagship programme of “Transformation of Aspirational Districts” launched by the Government of India during the PMs CPSE Conclave in April 2018.
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