Pune leads in digitization of Special Schools

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Pune, January 5: City’s all government approved 24 schools for the students who are unable to speak or hear are now digitized. Due to this initiative, Pune stands as the first ever district of the country which gets all its special schools digitized. Rotary Club of Pune Katraj Charitable Trust under their initiate of ‘Saksham’ has provided these schools with E-Learning educational material, tablets for teachers and fully equipped computer labs. The formal handover of this project was done recently at the hands of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar in the presence of noted businessman Krishnakumar Jindal.

More than 2200 hearing and speaking impaired children will now be able to learn with the help of animated pictures and videos. These new teaching techniques are not only user friendly for teachers but will also make learning more interesting for students.

The total project cost of ‘Saksham’ was about Rs.65 lakhs in which a major contribution was made by Krishnakumar Jindal. Honoring his support towards this project, the trust has bestowed him with Lifetime Achievement Award.

District Governor of Rotary Prashant Deshmukh, IT expert Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Club Secretary Deepali Gadkari, Vivek Arhana, Project Co-coordinator – Meena Ghalsasi were also present on this occasion.