Xiaomi to donate smartphones worth 2 Crore- India

India’s biggest smartphone seller Xiaomi on Thursday said it has partnered with its network of distributors and retail partners to donate 2,500 brand new smartphones worth Rs 2 crore to help needy children in India to continue their education amid the pandemic.

The initiative comes at a time when thousands of students have been unable to attend classes due to Covid-19 related restrictions. The company has partnered with Teach For India, to ensure that the children can avail of these smartphones for online learning and education.

The partnership aims to ensure that these brand-new smartphones can be used by children to access online classes, ensuring continuity in their education.

“We have always believed in making technology accessible to every Indian! Proud to announce in pledging 2500+ new phones worth INR 2Cr to children that are affected by the pandemic with the help of our partnership with @TeachForIndia. Let’s aim for #EducationForAll!” Xiaomi India Tweeted.

According to the company, its exclusive retail network will be instrumental in donating the phones. Xiaomi managing director, Manu Jain, also urged people to tell the company about people who have been affected by the pandemic.

The Teach for India partnership is meant to help children continue their education through online learning. The company is using the partnership to mark five years of its own Make in India manufacturing initiatives.

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