Bengaluru-based doctor donates seven laptops, three smartphones to poor students | Photo: ANI   |  Photo Credit: Representative Image
In what can be seen as an incredible gesture towards the weaker section of the society, a Bengaluru based doctor has come forward to donate gadgets to poor students. According to a report, Lodge of Light which is led by Dr Thomas Joseph Kishen has donated laptops and smartphones to students who belong to the Uppinangady’s Government PU college in Dakshina Kannada and from Ejipura.
The Freemason Group led by the Bengaluru-based doctor has gifted as many as seven laptops and three smartphones to the students of the state capital. The spine and scoliosis surgeon doctor at the Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru took inspiration from a drive that was orchestrated by Nagendra Sagar, who is a resident of Chippalli in Sagara taluk.
The resident reportedly launched the drive to donate used gadgets to help poor students to cop up with online classes amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. According to a report filed by Times of India, the aforementioned gadgets were handed to students from rural areas. These students were having a hard time attending online classes due to the non-availability of laptops and smartphones during these unprecedented times.
“We spoke to many teachers in rural areas and found this college from Uppinangady,” Dr Thomas Kishen was quoted as saying. A resident of Vannarpet in Ejipura whose child was given a laptop by the team revealed that her son was unable to attend online classes due to the non-availability of gadgets. “We are really thankful to the doctor. We collected the laptop on Friday,” the mother of the class 10 student added. In the aftermath of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, there has been a sudden rise in online classes as schools have opted to take the digital route of learning and education for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.