Arunachal Pradesh: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who is on his maiden trip to the national capital after assuming the office, had a meeting with representatives of Samsung Electronics. The meeting with Samsung Electronics Vice President (Public Affairs) Deepak Bharadwaj and Lead Govt Vertical Vikram Sridharan yesterday has thrown open a wide open space for the electronic giant to partner with the state government in welfare activities under the company. It also announced the establishment of “Samsung Digital Healthcare Centers” in the state.
The state government will identify three tentative hospitals for setting up of high end X-ray and Ultrasound machines with an approximate cost of Rs 2.50 crore. The machines would be provided by Samsung under the CSR scheme. In another initiative, Samsung intends to leverage students of NIT-AP, NERIST, polytechnics of the state and unemployed computer engineers to develop mobile applications using the Tizen OS.
In this regard, it was resolved that tie-ups with Ministries of MSME and Skill Development would be explored. Khandu’s pursuance for skill development and employment generation further resulted in Samsung’s acceptance to extend its ‘Samsung Apprentice Program’ in Arunachal Pradesh. Under this programme, Samsung would enroll students of ITIs and Polytechnics and offer ‘on the job training’ in its Noida plant that will subsequently guarantee placement opportunities.
When informed that Samsung has already funded smart classes in all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country to set up Smart Digital Classrooms, the Chief Minister assured that the Arunachal government will inspect these smart classes of JNVs in Arunachal and send a report to the company. He requested the company to extend the usage of these facilities to other schools in the state as well. Thanking the company, Khandu assured the state government’s commitment to support and asked the company to send the formal proposal immediately so that the CSR programs can be taken up at the earliest.