All government schools of Madhya Pradesh will be associated with virtual class facility, said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while interacting with 16,000 school students at 400 centres across the state through video conferencing on Friday.
A virtual classroom is an online classroom that allows participants to communicate with one another, view presentations or videos, interact with other participants, and engage with resources in work groups.
Under the Digital India Week, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi recently, virtual class facility has been introduced in 2,000 schools of the state.
Describing information technology as the key to success, Chouhan said rest of the schools in the state will have the virtual class facility “very soon”.
Students from various districts of the state also interacted with the CM and raised their demands and queries about the digital India approach.
One of the students from Mandla district, Bharti Vishwakarma demanded to start e-library facility for students. Smita Mishra of Anuppur district requested to start a girl's college in the district as the number of girls enrolling for higher education in the district was more as compared to boys.
Chouhan assured to increase number of seats for girls in the existing college. Students also demanded to start online coaching facilities for them.
Connectivity issues during video conferencing of the CM were also reported from a few places like Sheopur district.
Interacting with the students, Chouhan exhorted them to excel in their respective academic fields and said education brings prosperity and paves way for development. He said information technology sector has immense growth potential and Madhya Pradesh has earned a distinct identity for quality education.
Students from the state government schools have achieved success in national level competitive examinations like IIT-JEE. Youngsters from Madhya Pradesh are earning fame across the world in IT sector. All possible help will be extended to talented students to pursue higher education by the state government, he added.
He further said in order to reach out to the masses every panchayat will be equipped with broadband connectivity. Reputed companies like Infosys and TCS are investing in the state and will generate employment for the youngsters.
Bhopal and Jabalpur will soon be having electronic manufacturing clusters creating huge employment opportunities. A US-based company will be investing Rs 6,000 crore in semi-conductor unit. Under the e-Daksh Yojana, eight lakh employees will be trained in computer operations in five years, Chouhan said.