Samsung India has collaborated with the Karnataka government for a notebook donation drive to extend its support to students from government schools across the in Kolar and Mulbaghal areas of the state. “The notebook donation drive, through which we have been able to reach out to over 30,000 students in Karnataka, is a small step in that direction,” Samsung R&D Institute managing director Dipesh Shah said in a statement. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F22 likely to launch in India soon, but should you be excitedAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus battery capacity revealed in 3C listing
A team of volunteers from the institute visited over 450 schools and distributed 1,60,000 notebooks and 38,500 pens to over 30,000 students in two days, the statement said. Earlier this year, Samsung had donated dictionaries, examination pads, geometry boxes, bags and pouches to students of around 500 schools in Karnataka, it added. Another important milestone was the agreement with the government to help the state manage its public healthcare facilities. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, Galaxy Fit2 and Wireless Charging Trio launched at 'Life Unstoppable' event
As part of the agreement, the Institute provided over 1,000 Samsung Tab IRIS devices to the state health department, it said. IRIS, which is the first commercial tablet to be approved by UIDAI for Aadhaar and KYC verification, was enabling public health centers (PHCs) in the state to build their database in a digital format, the statement said. ALSO READ: Samsung India rejigs top management, senior VP Asim Warsi now leads product marketing for mobile business: Report
The company has also established Samsung Technical Schools in partnership with the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and ITIs in Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Rajasthan, and Delhi, to address the need for skilled manpower with practical know-how and relevant industry experience.