Army Chief inaugurates Digital Education Program

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 25: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff today inaugurated the Digital Education Program at Army Goodwill Public School, Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Five Army Goodwill Schools located at Pahalgam in Anantnag district, Margund in Ganderbal district, Uri, Ziran in Baramulla district and Bhimbar Gali, Poonch district have been digitized as part of the pilot project “Digital Education Program” in partnership with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) and Extramarks Education Foundation (EEF).
While PGCIL has supported the digitization of all the classrooms, EEF has extended necessary educational tablets for students and teachers, training and software support for the program.
Speaking on the occasion, Army Chief said that the schools around the world are using technology during the teaching-learning process for better comprehension and assimilation. Therefore, this pilot project will become a game changer in imparting knowledge in a more meaningful and effective manner.
The Chief also said that moving to Digital Education at AGSs would be in line with the nation’s vision of making education qualitative and affordable. This initiative is likely to pave the way for empowering the students of J&K to compete with their counterparts in rest of the country.
The chief urged the students of all AGSs to make best use of the ideal educational ecosystem being provided to them, both in terms of availability of well qualified teachers and state-of-the-art technology.
Highlighting the contribution of youth in national integration, he exhorted them to focus on their studies and aim for all round personality development to become responsible citizens of the country. He also presented 130 tablets to teachers and students which will enable them to exploit the new digital education infrastructure optimally.

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