Samsung India announces solar lanterns to 10,000 girl students

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) With an aim to support gender diversity and the girl child, Samsung India on Tuesday announced the distribution of 10,000 solar lanterns to girl students of government schools.

The initiative, which is slated to begin at the end of March, will benefit girl students in government schools of Noida and Gurugram in Delhi-NCR and Sriperumbudur near Chennai, the company said in a statement.

"Education of the girl child is a key priority and through this initiative we want to reach out and light up the education of 10,000 girl students. This initiative is a small step towards helping these young girls grow up to become individual role-models," Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President, Samsung India, said.

Each girl child will be given a solar LED lantern that will enable them to spend more time on their studies, even during power outages.

The lanterns, approved by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, are equipped with a solar panel and will come with a three-year product warranty, the statement said.

--IANS

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