In another initiative to empower the youth of the state, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will commence the distribution of one crore free smartphones and tablets on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On Saturday, one lakh smartphones and tablets will be given to final year students at Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
On the occassion, CM will also launch Digi Shakti Portal and Digi Shakti Adhyayan App. Digi Shakti Adhyayan App is installed on all smartphones and tablets.
A large number of students including girls from every district of the state will participate in the programme. Through these smartphones and tablets, they will not only get content for studies, but information related to employment will also be given.
As per the announcement made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, free smartphones and tablets will be given to one crore youth in order to make them technically advanced. In the first phase on December 25, CM Yogi will distribute 60,000 smartphones and 40,000 tablets to the youths.
Through the Digi Shakti Adhyayan App, the concerned university or department will provide study material to the students. Along with this, information about employment related schemes and other such youth welfare schemes will also be given by the government through boot logo and wall paper.
The UP government is signing a contract with IT company Infosys. With this, over 3900 programmes of Infosys related to education and employment will be available to the youth free of cost. Kumar Vineet, Special Secretary, IT and Electronics Department, said that “Government has made elaborate plans to empower the youths of Uttar Pradesh. Through smartphones and tablets, youth will be provided with excellent content for studies, competitive examinations and employment with which they will be able to become self-reliant and self-reliant.”