Aligarh : To accelerate the digital empowerment of youth, meritorious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students pursuing B. Tech, M. Tech, MBA, MSc, M.Com, MA and B. Com courses were given free tablets and smart phones under a Government of Uttar Pradesh scheme in a special programme of the Dean Students’ Welfare office.
Distributing the gadgets, the Chief-Guest, Mr Indra Vikram Singh (IAS Officer and District Magistrate, Aligarh) urged students to make the best use of the laptops and smart phones for their education, but also warned them not to distance themselves from books by only depending on gadgets for learning.
He added: The Uttar Pradesh Government is setting a benchmark to secure the future of the youth by expanding their access to digital education and the availability of these gadgets is one of the most important requirements in modern times.
Mr Singh called upon students to fulfill the dreams of AMU founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan with excellence in academics.
Extending gratitude to the State Chief Minister, Yogi Aditya Nath and other Government officials, Prof Tariq Mansoor (AMU Vice Chancellor) said: “This is the age of information technology and it is imperative that students use modern gadgets to have easy access to information and research from across the world. I am sure that the distribution of these tablets and smartphones will go a long way to benefit students”.
He pointed out: Online education has become important in the post-pandemic world. The use of these gadgets will not only help students to find relevant study material for their academic courses, but they will also be able to do several other online courses to upgrade skills.
In the welcome address, Prof Mujahid Beg (Dean Students’ Welfare) said: “The initiative to distribute laptops and smartphones to students for technical empowerment is another feather in the cap of the vibrant State Chief Minister and the Uttar Pradesh Government. Technology is a harbinger of revolution and its efficient use will lead to the best of changes to bridge the gap in digital literacy”.
Dr Abdus Samad (Nodal Officer) extended the vote of thanks and Dr Anamika Gupta conducted the programme.
The Chief-Guest, Mr Indra Vikram Singh (District Magistrate, Aligarh), Prof Tariq Mansoor (Vice Chancellor), Prof Mujahid Beg (Dean Students’ Welfare), Prof Naiyer Asif and Dr Abdus Samad distributed the gadgets to students.