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Tata Power-DDL distributes more than 1000 Tablets to students across Delhi Government Schools supporting ‘Education for All’ during the ongoing pandemicDate : Dec 03, 2020

Bridging the digital divide during the pandemic: Shri Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy CM, Govt. of NCT of Delhi (Centre) & Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL (Right) presenting tablets to a student of Delhi Government School at a ceremony in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.

• Hon’ble Deputy CM, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia was the chief guest at the event

• Tabs distributed among students of Class 11 and 12 students from 52 Delhi Government Schools

• Encourages school students to pursue education during the pandemic without any hindrance

• Under its Saathi (CSR) program, the company has been providing educational support to school students

In a bid to make online classes accessible to all students, Tata Power-DDL, a leading power utility supplying electricity to a populace of 7 million in North and North-West Delhi, distributed 1059 (e) Tablets to students today encouraging them to pursue their education without any hindrance during the ongoing pandemic.

The tabs were distributed at an event organized at Govt. Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, B(AH) Block, Shalimar Bagh in the presence of the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, Senior Officials of Directorate of Education along with few students and company officials, strictly in adherence with the Covid-19 safety guidelines.

This initiative has been taken under the company’s Saathi program, wherein it has been providing educational support to school students with the aim of empowering students for a brighter future.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL expressed, ‘‘Education is one of the most important pillars of our CSR program. Through this initiative, we aim to help students cope with the challenges of availability of digital equipment and enable them to smoothly enter the realm of online education (e-learning), especially for those who do not have access to smartphones or laptops during the ongoing pandemic. We hope this initiative will empower these students by providing them access to an entire ecosystem of e-education.”

Under its Saathi (CSR) program, Tata Power-DDL has been supporting students of classes X, XI and XII from 52 Government Senior Secondary Schools every year in terms of study material, stationary etc. More than 6700 students including wards of Women Literacy Centres beneficiaries have been benefitted through this program. The company has also been supporting these students by organising personal training for personality development, interpersonal skills, career counselling and competency testing for students of classes X and XII.