Goa gov to provide tablets for middle school students by Jan next year

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that tablet PCs will be provided to students of class V and VI by January 2013, and those studying in higher classes will be given subsequently.

Parrikar made this announcement while addressing a gathering at a function to launch the Magicbus project at Curhorem.

Stressing on the need to utilize all the facilities available to them for their overall development, Parrikar urged the students to use their talent and intelligence in the right direction. Earlier, Parrikar had launched the Magicbus project, a concept aimed at empowering children, youth and communities in areas of education, gender, health and leadership through sports, in the presence of sports minister, Ramesh Tawadkar, industries minister, Mahadev Naik, Curchorem MLA, Nilesh Cabral, Sanvordem MLA, Ganesh Gaonkar and Sanguem MLA Subhash Phaldessai.

The Magicbus project in Goa is promoted by a Goan mining company in collaboration with Magicbus India foundation for the first time. The first phase of this project covers 5,000 children-1,000 each from the talukas of Canacona, Sanguem, Sanvordem, Shiroda and Curchorem. The children were provided sports kits and will be trained by community sports coaches and youth mentors from the localities. Five buses were presented to the children of the above mentioned constituencies to enable the children to take part in the activities of Magicbus.  [TOI]