Government of Punjab decides to distribute free smartphones to students

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The Punjab government has decided to distribute smartphones to students to help them benefit from online classes. The Punjab government will distribute smartphones to students on August 12th i.e today which is also the international youth day.

The launch of the distribution scheme will be organised at 26 different locations in Chandigarh and Punjab. The government will cover all district headquarters and some major towns.

The state government has already announced to provide smartphones to all girls and boys studying in class 12 of government schools across the state.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh concerned about social distancing during the distribution of the smartphones said: “Not more than 15 students studying in that town/ district will be invited at each location for handing over the smartphones,”.