Panaji : November 18, 2017 …. Minister for IT Shri Rohan Khaunte distributed 843 laptops to Higher Secondary from Porvorim and adjoining areas at a function held at Socorro Village Panchayat in Bardez Taluka today.
The laptops have been distributed to students studying in 11th, 12th and those who have passed out 12th standard under the Cyberage Scheme implemented through the Directorate of Education and InfoTech Corporation of Goa.
Around 45,000 laptops are being distributed throughout Goa under the scheme.
Shri Glen Ticlo, MLA Aldona, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, Secretary IT, Shri G.P.Bhat, Director of Education, Sarpanch of Salvador de Mundo Shri Sandeep Salgaonkar, Sarpanch of Socorro, Shri Sandeep Varadkar, Sarpanch of Penha de Franca, Shri Swapnil Chodankar graced the function.
The Students to whom the laptops are distributed are St. Thomas Higher Secondary, Aldona (416), Sanjay HS School, Porvorim, (36) and Vidhya Prabhodini HS, Porvorim(391).
Speaking on the occasion Shri Rohan Khaunte impressed upon the students to use laptops in positive and right perspective to gain knowledge. He said having knowledge in an asset and could be use for positive purpose in life this will also help to improve their ability to become entrepreneurs besides getting preferred jobs. Above all, he said laptops should be used to become good citizens which will contribute to build the nature, he said.
Mr. Khaunte further asked the parent to vouch the use of laptops by students for meaningful purpose and ensure that reading habits of the students do not decrease.
Shri Glen Ticlo in his address asked the students to use the laptops in right perspective and for purposeful use so that they become good citizens.
Director of Education Shri G.P.Bhat in his welcome address thanked the Government for distributing laptops three months prior to the exams.
Shri Ameya Abhyankar, Secretary, IT proposed the vote of thanks.
Shri V. Borges, Joint Manager ITG was present on the occasion.
The function was attend by Headmasters, Principals, Teachers, Deputy Sarpanchas and Panchas, beside students.