Free smartphone distribution in Punjab from tomorrow: All you need to know1 min read 11 Aug 2020, 05:56 AM IST
Punjab government received the first consignment of 50,000 smartphones and the remaining was in the pipeline.
Around 1.75 lakh smartphones would be given in the first phase
The Punjab government will start distributing smartphones to students for free on August 12. To avoid large gatherings, the launch of the distribution scheme will be organised at 26 different locations in Chandigarh and Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that the government has chosen the auspicious occasion of ''Janmashtami'' to launch the scheme. Coincidentally, August 12 is also the International Youth Day, he said.
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