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Mankind Pharma’s ‘Digital Smart Class’ Initiative Fosters Digital Inclusivity in Rural India 

29th March 2024: Mankind Pharma, one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companies, is making significant strides in enhancing the quality of education in remote areas through its ongoing ‘Digital Smart Class’ initiative. Under their CSR arm, this comprehensive program has rolled out 220 state-of-the-art smart classrooms across government schools in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.

The Digital Smart Class initiative represents Mankind Pharma’s strategic endeavour to narrow the digital gap in education and offer deprived students access to contemporary learning tools. These smart classrooms feature integrated teaching devices known as the Kyan system, capable of transforming any surface into an interactive board and multimedia platform. This innovation fosters a more captivating and immersive learning environment, thus catalyzing a transformation in rural education.

Mr. Sheetal Arora, CEO of Mankind Pharma, expressed his vision for the initiative, stating, “At Mankind Pharma, we are committed to contributing to the overall development of society. Education is a fundamental right, and we believe that every child, regardless of their geographical location, deserves access to quality education. The Digital Smart Class initiative is our endeavour to empower rural communities by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the digital age.”

The initiative spans 170 schools in 23 clusters, benefiting thousands of students in remote areas. Mankind Pharma has collaborated closely with local authorities and educational institutions to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of smart classrooms.

Key highlights of the Digital Smart Class initiative:

  • Establishment of 220 smart classrooms across Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Provision of integrated teaching devices and multimedia content for interactive learning.
  • Comprehensive teacher training programs to ensure effective utilisation of the smart classroom technology.
  • Three-year project management and maintenance support to ensure sustainability.

Mankind Pharma’s Digital Smart Class initiative synergizes with the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and its vision of creating a positive impact on society. By facilitating technology and innovative educational resources, the company aims to empower rural communities and equip the younger generation with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the digital era.



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