National Digital Literacy Mission centre launched in Gurgaon

  • Ashni Dhaor, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: May 28, 2015 08:49 IST

Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash launched the first National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centre in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation on Wednesday. This centre has been set up at Nathupur village in DLF phase 3.

This centre will train the youth from weaker sections of society in digital and IT basics.

Satyaprakash said that the spread of digital literacy was crucial for development and creation of employment opportunities. “We are planning to introduce a geographic information system (GIS) system in the district in a big way,” he said.

Under the NDLM program, Amdocs India will facilitate the training infrastructure cost, trainer’s cost, and other operational expenses at the centre. The beneficiaries will get trained in all digital devices, specifically, computers and mobile phones. Amdocs India will also encourage its employees to volunteer and train the people.

Anshoo Gaur, president and head of Amdocs India said,“We are glad to be associated with NASSCOM Foundaton to make 3,000 underprivileged people digitally literate this year.” Shrikant Sinha,CEO,NASSCOM Foundation said,“Working in partnership with Amdocs India, among other responsible businesses, NASSCOM Foundation is attempting to close the digital divide by helping individuals harness the power of computers and develop necessary skills to start using them with confidence.”

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