Attention students, the Punjab government has said that it will distribute smartphones to students for free on August 12, i.e. today. Keeping in mind the social distancing norm, 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.

“Not more than 15 students studying in that town/ district will be invited at each location for handing over the smartphones,” as per PTI.

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 said that the government has chosen the auspicious occasion of ‘Janmashtami’ to launch the scheme.

August 12 is also the International Youth Day. The government will fulfill its promise to provide smartphones, adding that these phones will be extremely helpful to the youth in accessing information as well as other learning material posted by the department of school education.

In the first phase, the state government will distribute around 1.75 lakh smartphones.
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