Arunachal CM meets Samsung for putting state on IT radar

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Itanagar, Jul 26: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu convened a meeting with Samsung Electronics in the national capital to woo the electronic giant for putting the state on the IT radar.

The meeting with Samsung Electronics Vice President (Public Affairs) Deepak Bharadwaj and Lead Govt Vertical Vikram Sridharan yesterday has thrown open a wide open space for the electronic giant to partner with the state government in welfare activities under the company’s CSR initiatives, an official communiqué said here today.

Pema Khandu

One of the best offers that came up during the discussion is the establishment of ‘Samsung Digital Healthcare Centres’ in the state. Under this initiative, the state government would identify three tentative hospitals in the state for setting up of high end X Ray and Ultrasound digital machines (approx cost Rs 2. 50 Crore).

These machines would be provided by Samsung Electronics under CSR. “We shall be providing you the same within this week to enable recce by your team to finalise the site for installation of the same,” the Chief Minister assured the company representatives.

In another initiative – Samsung Digital Program - Samsung intends to leverage students of NIT, NERIST and Polytechnics and also unemployed computer engineers and encourage them to develop mobile applications using the Tizen OS. For this Samsung has offered to train Master Trainers in the state free of cost.

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Khandu’s pursuance for skill development and employment generation further resulted in Samsung’s acceptance to extend its ‘Samsung Apprentice Program’ in Arunachal Pradesh.

When informed that Samsung has already funded smart classes in all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country to set up Smart Digital ClassroomsKhandu assured that the state government would inspect these Smart Classes of JNVs in Arunachal Pradesh and send a report to the company.

He, however, requested Samsung Electronics to extend the usage of these facilities to other schools in the state as well.

PTI 

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