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Samsung Reaffirms Commitment to Powering Digital India; Adds Smart Classes to 80 More Navodaya Schools Under Samsung Smart School Initiative.

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JNVs will now have 835 smart classes set up by Samsung in 625 schools and 10 Navodaya Leadership Institutes, benefitting close to 5 lakh students

Samsung India has announced that it is adding smart classes to 80 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools as part of its global Samsung Smart School initiative, providing digital education to less-privileged students and fulfilling its vision of  Powering Digital India by empowering the next generation of young India. 

With this addition, smart classes set up by Samsung will be available at 625 JNV schools and 10 Navodaya Leadership Institutes in 835 classrooms across the country, impacting close to 5 lakh students.

A majority of the new smart classes are being set up in very remote rural districts such as Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir, Dahod in Gujarat, Sukma in Chhattisgarh, Darjeeling in West Bengal and Baksa in Assam. These new JNV schools are spread across 17 states. 

JNV schools are run by the Ministry of Education, Government of India to make modern education available to talented children from rural India. There are currently 661 JNV schools in the country. 

The first smart class by Samsung, as part of the Samsung Smart School initiative, was established in 2013 in association with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and the program has so far benefited over 4.3 lakh students in the country. 

An additional 50,000 students will benefit from the new smart classes being set up. The program will also continue to support training of teachers. 

So far, over 8,000 teachers have been trained on how to use interactive technology to teach effectively, improving the quality of teaching and building capacity at JNV schools. 

Every smart class set up by Samsung is equipped with an interactive Samsung Flip, Samsung tablets, a printer, a server, power backup and digital learning content.