Online leap for students as brothers gift free Wi-Fi to village

Thursday, 22 Oct, 1.13 am
Rashmi Belur,

Two brothers from a village in Ramanagara district have turned the entire hamlet into a free Wi-Fi hub, providing uninterrupted internet access to students attending online classes in the time of pandemic.

The motivation came a few months ago when Mahesh Mathrubhoomi and Harish Kumar were visiting their village Chikkenahalli, about 11 km from Channapatna.

As educational institutions remained closed due to Covid-19, the government had started various online education channels. The brothers observed that over 180 school and college students couldn't access such systems due to the absence of internet connection.