Digital device distribution event at Hoshiyarpur, Noida
Cognizant today donated 506 tablets and 20 internet-enabled laptops to government schools in Uttar Pradesh at a function held at Government Girls Inter College in Hoshiyarpur, Noida, in the presence of Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate, Gautam Buddha Nagar. The distribution drive in NCR is part of Cognizant’s nationwide ‘Digital Schools’ initiative being implemented in partnership with Nirmaan Organization. The initiative in Uttar Pradesh will benefit more than 506 students of classes 9 and 10 and more than 15 teachers at government schools in the region. Cognizant has contributed INR 93.3 lakh towards these digital devices. The ‘Digital Schools’ initiative, launched by Cognizant aims to bridge the digital divide and enable access to education for students at Government schools.
Speaking at the event, Mukund Garg, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare and Lifesciences and Centre Head, NCR, Cognizant, said, “As an organization that believes in the power of education to enable social progress and transformation, Cognizant will continue to serve the cause of digital inclusion in education. The Digital Schools initiative is our effort to ensure that rural schools that serve underprivileged communities overcome the extraordinary disruptions and digital inequalities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue imparting education. On behalf of Cognizant, I thank the state, district, and local administration, as well as our implementation partner Nirmaan Organization for their support.”