BENGALURU: Samsung India has collaborated with the Govt. of Karnataka for a notebook donation drive to extend its support to students from schools across Bengaluru, Kolar and Mulbaghal districts in the state.
Volunteers from Samsung R&D Institute, Bengaluru visited over 450 schools and distributed 160,000 notebooks and 38,500 pens to over 30,000 students in two days.
“Samsung caters to the needs of its consumers with meaningful innovations and quality products, and also pledges to contribute to the needs of the society to create a better life for people.” said Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute, Bengaluru.
The important milestone was the agreement with Government to help the state efficiently manage its public healthcare facilities. Samsung Research & Development Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) provided over 1,000 Samsung Tab IRIS devices to the Dept. of Health, Govt. of Karnataka. Samsung Tab IRIS, a commercial tablet to be approved by UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification, is enabling Public Health Centers (PHC) in the state to build their database in a digital format.
- Samsung began its journey in India in 1995, and in over two decades, it has grown into one of the biggest consumer brand, with 2 manufacturing plants, 5 R&D centres, 1 design centre, 1.5 lakh retail outlets and over 70,000 employees.
Samsung India Citizenship Initiatives
Samsung Smart Class, a flagship citizen program, promotes digital education among underprivileged students, especially in rural India. This aims to bridge the digital gap between rural and urban India and provide equal opportunities for quality education to children from all backgrounds. Since the year 2013, over 470 Samsung Smart Class have been set up at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools across the length and breadth of India benefitting over 2.5 lakh students. Over 8,000 teachers have been trained on how to use interactive technology to teach.
Samsung Technical Schools
Samsung has also established Samsung Technical Schools in partnership with the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) and ITIs in Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Rajasthan and Delhi, to address the need for quality manpower with practical know-how and relevant industry experience. Students at 22 Samsung Technical Schools also benefit from exposure to Samsung’s manufacturing facilities and authorized service centers. Technical Schools have provided training for job opportunities to over 2,000 youths.
Samsung Smart Healthcare program that has been designed to support the Govt’s efforts to provide the best of healthcare to millions people especially from the economically weaker sections. Samsung provides Govt. hospitals its innovative healthcare equipment such as ultrasound, digital radiology and accessories, with the aim to make affordable healthcare accessible to the patients at some of Govt. hospitals in Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Delhi.