Aligarh: To accelerate the digital empowerment of young people, free tablets and smart phones have been donated to deserving MBBS and BDS interns and postgraduate students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Faculty of Medicine ) under the Digishakti program of the government of Uttar Pradesh.
Handing out the gadgets, Chief Guest, Mr. Gaurav Dayal (Officer and Commissioner of IAS, Aligarh) said, “Recognizing the demands of the 21st century, the UP government has set a benchmark to secure the future of youth by expanding their access to digital education.
“The distribution of these tablets and smart phones will greatly contribute to the implementation of government development plans and programs among students. Various other information and updates will also be shared with them from time to time,” he added.
Expressing his gratitude to the UP Government, Professor Rakesh Bhargava (Dean of Medical School) remarked, “Access to necessary gadgets helps medical and dental students reduce stress in their studies because they have to read countless great textbooks and medical journals and attend tutorials. . Education becomes more interesting and the days brighter with productivity when you use the best devices for studying.”
“The age of technology is growing rapidly in all industries, especially healthcare. Medical and dental students without smart gadgets are at a huge disadvantage,” said Professor Shahid A Siddiqui (Principal, JN Medical College, AMU).
Dr. Adil Raza (Nodal Officer, Department of Microbiology) highlighted; tablets, smartphones and other gadgets are meant to make the journey of becoming a doctor less stressful and easy.
Dr. Hiba Sami led the program.