As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Navratna Defence company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) empowered around 13,000 children studying in 122 government high schools in the Yadgir district of Karnataka by equipping them with solar-powered smart class facilities.
According to a company spokesperson, the total cost of the
project is Rs 3.84 crore.
The solar-powered smart class facility offers visually
attractive content, that helps students assimilate information more
effectively. It also facilitates teachers to explain difficult concepts easily,
improves teaching effectiveness and enhances the academic performance of students.
The smart class facilities provided by BEL to government schools include a 50 inch 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 subjects like
English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for students of classes 8, 9
and 10, customised as per the state’s syllabus.
Apart from the Smart Class facility, the Public Sector Undertaking
is also installing a hand-wash facility in 100 Government Primary Schools in
Yadgir at a cost of Rs 1.02 crore.
BEL has undertaken various CSR interventions in the aspirational districts of Yadgir and Raichur in Karnataka under the flagship programme of “Transformation of Aspirational Districts” launched by the Indian government during the Prime Minister’s CPSE Conclave in April 2018.
By – Murtuza Merchant