Caught in the web: Govt school students get a taste of PCs and internet

Caught in the web: Govt school students get a taste of PCs and internet

Submitted by Rashmi on Mon, 2017-01-09 18:47 Bengaluru: Government school students from six rural schools in Bengaluru South got a rare glimpse into the world of internet on Monday at the Vidyarthi Antarjaala Prapancha (Student Internet World) organised by PES University in association with Department of Public Instruction, Bengaluru.The event was inaugurated by Dr. MR Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and attended by Ashwatha Narayana Gowda, DDPI, Bangalore South, who was the Chief Guest, T G Narashima Murthy, Chairman, Aroghya and Stahi Samithi, who was distinguished guest as well as Dr K N Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, and Dr. K S Sridhar, Principal, PESIT.Around 300 students participated in the two-day programme.Students were taught about basics of computers and introduced to the internet. They were taught how to create a gmail account, send emails to friends, watching videos on YouTube, and using social media, including twitter.Speaking at the event, Dr. MR Doreswamy urged universities, colleges and people’s representatives (MPs, MLAs and MLCs) to come forward to adopt government schools. Doreswamy said “primary education was the foundation of higher education”.Narashima Murthy appreciated the efforts of PES University in introducing the kids to the internet and computers.The training programme is being organised by Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the guidance of Prof. Nitin V Pujari - Chairperson of CSE department.