To commemorate the visit of John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada, DataWind on Monday signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), one with A K Education Pvt. Ltd and the other with Carleton University in the presence of the minister, who also visited DataWind Innovations, a manufacturing facility in Amritsar. The MoU was signed for testing of DataWind’s patented technology, software solutions and products across India.
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“My mission to India is an ideal opportunity for us to share knowledge and expertise in key areas, including technology and education. We are proud that Canada-based company DataWind has become India’s largest tablet player and is contributing immensely in the field of education by offering rich content to the Indian student community,” McCallum said.
“I and the entire team of DataWind are extremely humbled by the presence of John McCallum who has taken his time out to visit our Amritsar facility. On behalf of all of us at DataWind, I thank the minister and members of his delegation for their presence here,” Suneet Singh Tuli, president and CEO, DataWind Inc., said.
DataWind Innovations also signed an MoU with Canada-India Centre of Excellence at Carleton University, Ottawa at the occasion.
The Memorandum is to facilitate and promote co-operation between DataWind Innovations and the Carleton University, with a view to supporting and imparting knowledge through technology, research collaboration and other forms of academic partnerships.
To meet the educational challenges in India, DataWind is working towards addressing the key demands of a large population, whose poor communities often face disproportionally high illiteracy rates.
The company is focused on expanding the roll-out of its tablets for students which are designed to be affordable, deliver educational content and free apps, and also to provide internet access at the lowest cost or for free, where possible.
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