As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, BYJU’S has offered its entire learning app for free to the children of Maharashtra Police personnel. Even as the state of Maharashtra continues to be one of the most affected states, the police have been vital frontline fighters, ensuring smooth lockdown and spreading awareness among the citizens. With this initiative, children of over 1 lakh police officials in Maharashtra across all classes will be able to access and learn from the app for free. Students can access free online lessons, LIVE classes by BYJU’S top teachers, practice tests and interactive videos from the BYJU’S app from the comfort of their homes.
To access the free lessons, officials can register through an online form. Once registered, they can download the app from play store and app store to start learning.
Commenting on this initiative, Mrinal Mohit, Chief Operating Officer, BYJU’S said, “Our police forces have gone beyond the call of duty at this time of crisis to safeguard the health and safety of citizens. We want to express our gratitude towards these COVID-warriors and as a learning company, the most impactful way to demonstrate our solidarity is by ensuring that their children have access to the best learning solution from the comfort of their homes. The wards of Maharashtra Police officials will be able to access and learn from for free from our app. We hope our initiative gives our brave officials one less thing to worry about during this uncertain time.”
Mrinal also added, “We would also like to congratulate Dr K Venkatesham, Commissioner of Pune Police for spearheading the integration of digital technology in all walks of life and opening the gates for BYJU’S to come forward and help the community.”
Commenting on this initiative, Dr. K Venkatesham, Pune Police Commissioner, said, “Online education has been crucial and beneficial during the ongoing crisis to help children continue learning while staying safely at home. To cater to the educational needs of the wards of our police personnels, we have liaised with “BYJU’S – The Learning App”, which is a renowned name in the field of online education. This initiative will help close to 1 lakh officials in the state and we would like to thank them for taking a step to help the officials who are relentlessly protecting the people of the country.”
In the month of May, BYJU’S also provided free access of its learning program to the wards of Delhi Police. UNESCO report states that the education of over 1200 million students across 153 countries has been interrupted because of the COVID-19 crisis. The agency has also suggested that learning-platforms can help students access quality education remotely during times like these. With 250 million school-going students in India, it is of paramount importance that their health is protected while also ensuring that their learning does not get interrupted.
We think edutech apps like Byju should be made available for free for all Covid-19 warriors and not just for children of police officials of a few states. What are your thoughts on that? Do let us know in the comments section below or tweet to us @theunbiasedblog.