Mark @India’s first minorities’ cyber village

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Alwar
  • Updated: Oct 11, 2014 00:06 IST

Mark Zuckerberg on Friday visited Chandauli, the country’s first minorities’ cyber village, 20 km from Alwar, and said he wanted to connect all Indians through the Internet.

Zuckerberg, who reached the village around noon, asked the children few questions about the Net and how much time they spent on its usage.

The cyber centre was inaugurated by the then central minister for minority affairs, K Rahman Khan, on February 19, 2014. Twenty-five laptops were installed for training purposes at the Centre, where people between the age group of 15 and 59, were invited to explore the Internet. Till date, over 1,400 people have learnt to use the Net against the targetted 2,500 per year.

The centre is run by the Digital Empowerment Foundation under the public private partnership model funded by the government.

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