Digital giant SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS will establish a ‘Samsung Digital Healthcare Centers’ in the state, assures Deepak Bharadwaj, Vice President (Public Affairs) and Vikram Sridharan, Lead Govt Vertical of the company in a meeting with Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday. The meeting has gate-crashed a wide open space for the leading electronic giant to partner with the state government in welfare activities under the company’s CSR initiatives.
Under this initiative, the state government will identify three tentative hospitals in the state for setting up of high end X Ray and Ultrasound digital machines (approx cost: Rs 2.50 Crores). These machines would be provided by Samsung Electronics under CSR.
“We shall be providing you the same within this week to enable recce by your team to finalise the site for installation of the same,” the Chief Minister assured the company representatives.
In another initiative – Samsung Digital Program – Samsung intends to leverage students of NIT, NERIST and Polytechnics and also unemployed computer engineers and encourage them to develop mobile applications using the Tizen OS. For this Samsung has offered to train Master Trainers in the state free of cost. In this regard, it was resolved that ‘Tie ups’ with Ministry of MSME and Skill Development would be explored.
Khandu’s pursuance for skill development and employment generation further resulted in Samsung’s acceptance to extend its ‘Samsung Apprentice Program’ in Arunachal Pradesh. Under this programme, the Chief Minister was informed, Samsung would enroll students of ITIs and Polytechnics and offer ‘On the Job training’ (OJT) in its Noida Plant that will subsequently guarantee placement opportunities.
When informed that Samsung has already funded smart classes in all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the Country to set up Smart Digital Classrooms, the Chief Minister assured that the state government will inspect these Smart Classes of JNVs in Arunachal Pradesh and send a report to the company. He, however, requested Samsung Electronics to extend the usage of these facilities to other schools in the state as well.
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the people to Samsung Electronics, the Chief Minister assured the state government’s commitment to take the opening ahead.
“Please send us the formal proposal immediately so that we can take up these CSR programs of Samsung in the State and fast track these initiatives,” he requested.