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I Am Kolkata From Merlin Supports the Digital Education Initiative of Kolkata Police for Underprivileged Children

I Am Kolkata from Merlin presents digital device for education to Kolkata Police and CRY.J

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Report : Anustup Kundu

News Desk, News Nation 360 : I Am Kolkata, the CSR arm of Merlin Group has joined hands with Kolkata Police to support its initiative on digital education at your doorstep for underprivileged children. The initiative christened, Pora Shona Darabe Na’ (Siksha Nahi Rukegi – Education will not stop)would empower school children from below poverty line families with digital devices to continue their studies. The initiative has been also supported by CRY and Airtel. Kolkata Police officials realized many students, especially adolescents, who cannot attend classes due to lack of digital devices get frustrated and often get embroiled in criminal activities. Keeping this in mind, the current collaborative initiative aims to engage children in education and other allied co-curricular activities by bringing online education to their doorstep. E-learning has a huge potential and it opens a new vista to the new emerging world and bridging this digital education divide can help realize the potential of each student. At a formal function, Saket Mohta, Founder, I Am Kolkata from Merlin and MD, Merlin group has presented fifty smart phones to Aparajita Rai, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Task Force, Kolkata Police. These Smartphones will be donated to the underprivileged children for their online classes.