Rahul Gandhi provides smart TVs to students in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi has shown BJP that the TVs that they use for politics can be better utilised for the education of underprivileged children

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While the BJP is busy utilising TVs for the political propaganda at the Jan samvad rallies that started last month, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is using them for education

1. Smart TVs are being used for online rallies by BJP, while Rahul Gandhi uses them for online education

Rahul Gandhi has provided 175 smart TVs to be distributed among tribal students in Kerala’s Wayanad to help them join online classes amid the coronavirus lockdown.

2. Rahul Gandhi has provided 175 smart TVs to be distributed among tribal students

This was the second batch of smart TVs provided by the Wayanad MP in his constituency. The Congress leader had previously handed 50 television sets to the Wayanad district administration on his 50th birthday (19 June).

3. This was the second batch of smart TVs

The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in Kerala has been running virtual classes through an initiative called the ‘First Bell‘.

4. The Kerala government has been running virtual classes through 'First Bell' initiative

Televised lessons are being imparted to school students through the Victers TV channel in the state.

5. Television lessons are being imparted to school students through Victers TV channel

The Congress MP had promised to supply electronic devices for underprivileged students after a 14-year-old, Class 9 girl had allegedly committed suicide in Kerala’s Malappuram last month after she was unable to attend online classes due to lack of a smart TV or phone at home.

6.Rahul Gandhi had promised to supply devices for underprivileged students last month

Rahul Gandhi had then written to CM Vijayan drawing his attention to the plight of the large number of tribal students in his constituency who don’t have access to smart devices for online education and unable to benefit from the government’s ‘First Bell’ initiative.

7. Rahul Gandhi had raised concern over the tribal students who don't have access to online devices

Congress MP had requested the Kerala administration to extend necessary support for the underprivileged students to access digital tools.

8. Rahul Gandhi had written a letter to the Kerala CM to provide help to students

In a separate letter to the district collector last month, the Congress leader also offered his support and assistance towards procurement of devices. Gandhi had sought a list of families who don’t have access to TVs and smartphones.

9. Rahul Gandhi had sought a list of families who don't have TVs and smartphones

“This is particularly troubling given the high dropout rates among tribal students in the district. I would be glad to extend my support and assistance towards the procurement of devices for students in underserved communities and request that you share with me details of these communities and their specific requirements,” he wrote to the district collector.

10 Rahul Gandhi raised concern over high dropout rates among tribal students

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