Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has launched the ‘Smart Classroom’ project as part of the country-wide ‘Digital India Week’. The project, launched at Pine Mount School here, makes Meghalaya the first state in the north-east and second in the country to have a smart classroom, Sangma said.
The ‘Smart Classroom’ project was undertaken by the state government in partnership with Microsoft India to effectively implement technology in education and create an environment where students and teachers communicate, collaborate, create, access and consume content, officials said. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, he said, the initiative would generate more hope among the students.
“Students are the most important section of the society and we need to ensure that they are able to realise their potentialities by taking advantage of technology. Through this initiative we wanted to tell the world that Meghalaya is not a state that follows others but that it is capable of leading,” he said.
Meghalaya, he said, was among the first states in the country to be able to put all the infrastructural requirements in place for making the state digital. “Meghalaya was the first state to come up with the EOI for the state wide area network immediately as we launched the national e-governance program. We were among the first few states to have the state data centre and we were also among the first states in integrating the common service centres, according to PTI.
“We are also one of the first to have the state portal and the state service delivery gateway,” he said. Empowerment of the common people with the knowledge to make use of the ‘Digital India’ concept is crucial, Sangma said, adding, the state had given digital training at the grassroots level through the common service centres.
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