On Christmas Day, Yogi Adityanath launched an ambitious programme to distribute tablets and smartphones to one crore students to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The scheme is worth Rs 3,000 crore.
In the launch programme held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, 40,000 tablets and 60,000 smartphones were distributed to beneficiaries students. Five students were invited on stage to speak where they expressed gratitude to the CM for providing resources to the needy students.
Yogi Adityanath also launched the Digi Shakti Portal and Digi Shakti Adhyayan App which are preinstalled on all smartphones and tablets. This will help students in getting easy access to remote classes and to get content for studies besides information related to employment. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has ensured that all educational institutions/ universities provide study materials to students through new apps.
Students who are natives of Uttar Pradesh and have passed 10th and 12th class with 65 percent and above will benefit from this scheme. In the first phase of the distribution, preference will be given to final semester students of graduation, post-graduation, MBBS, ITI, B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD, skill development related courses and like.
Yogi said that there was a time in Uttar Pradesh when the government jobs were sold by a family. “It was like the family of Kauravas since not even a single member and relationship was left which was not into extortion. But it is not happening now. Those who play with life with youths will be jailed,” Yogi said.