Pranab unveils new version of Aakash tablet

President Pranab Mukherjee, and Union Education Minister MM Pallam Raju, today unveiled Version 2 of the Aakash tablet computer, available to students at a subsidized rate of 1,132 rupees in New Delhi. The government has hailed the Aakash tablet as an achievement of frugal engineering that would end the digital divide in a country where only one in every 10 of its 1.2 billion people use the Internet. Mukherjee, while congratulating the education ministry for the initiative, stressed on the importance of technology being used in educational institutions.