Anantapur: Noted industrialist and Tata Group Chairman, Ratan Tata on Friday launched the Vidya Vahini, a programme to bridge disparities between rural and urban school students, at the Satya Sai Institution in Puttaparthi.
Talking to media persons after launching the programme, Mr Tata said that Vidya Vahini is aimed at imparting quality education with the help of computers and advanced teaching equipment.
“The core objective of programme is to bridge the education gap between the rural and urban areas,” he said.
At present, the Vidya Vahini has 99 schools in the country and one school each in 33 countries spread across the world.
Mr Tata reminded that he had visited Puttaparthi last year to hand over the software developed for the Vidya Vahini programme by Tata Consultancy Services.
The personal attendant of late Sathya Sai Baba, Satyajit, will act as project director of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini Trust.
The late seer had announced the programme at his last birthday celebrations.
He had asked the Tata Consultancy Services to develop the software needed for the programme and later, Mr Tata had held a meeting with Sathya Sai Trust member Chakravarthy.
Before leaving for New Delhi, Mr Tata paid his respects at the Samadhi of the late seer.(INN)