Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on August 4, 2021, declared that an Educational Empowerment Fund as a portion of the Vidyakiranam initiative will be arranged up to offer digital services and tools such as laptops or tablets to assure digital education for all students. The Fund will be like the Disaster Relief Fund.
While inaugurating the Vidyakiranam project and the web portal said that the funds will be used for educational objectives only.
Vidyakiranam project – key points
•The Vidyakiranam project has been promoted to support children who cannot manage digital services. The State government declared digital services and devices such as laptops or tablets are as significant as other learning accessories such as pencils, books, and pens.
•Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala is advancing attempts to upgrade its education system to world-class. CM said that amid the current disturbance in the education situation due to COVID-19, it is a need that all learners have a way to digital accessories to secure the same learning opportunity.