Jharkhand is all set to make an electronic gadget bank. Discarded electronic devices shall be used such as laptops, smartphones and tabs. These will be distributed to the underprivileged kids so that they can attend online classes, as per The New Indian Express.
DGP Neeraj Sinha said it was a state police initiative to bridge the digital divide among children.
“Due to the existing inequality in our society, access to online classes among the children is limited which has created a digital divide. Those having smartphones or laptops can attend online classes but those who lack them are not able to do so This is likely to increase the existing inequality in society,” he said.
“If people are not able to get educated, there are chances that they may tend to move towards crime,” he added.
“Mobile and computer devices are generally discarded by the people after using them for one or two years as they get outdated very fast. People are reluctant to give it to anybody as they believe that it might get misused by others for which only the owner of that device will be held responsible,” he added.
“The moment he or she submits the device to the police station, he will be freed from all responsibilities related to that particular device,” he went on to say.
All for the better
A nice initiative indeed and several children who are not so fortunate to have access to such devices are set to benefit from it.