22-APR-2018: AMU organises programme on ?Digital India: an Informative Internet and IT Technology Access?
Aligarh, April 22: People in urban India are comfortably ensconced in the digital world, enjoying the convenience of myriad services at their fingertips, all made possible by the internet. But, there are vast swathes of rural India that lie disconnected and realising that the empowerment of rural population lies in digitalisation, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and its Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Department of Social Work organised a programme on ?Digital India: an Informative Internet and IT Technology Access? at Jarothi Village in Aligarh district, which is one of the adopted villages of AMU.
Prof Mohammad Gulrez (Director, Centre of Continuing and Adult Education) said that this initiative will strengthen the villages and his team is committed to the vision of digital India and other schemes for the benefit of rural people.
He added that since digital connectivity is a basic amenity today, this is certainly the thought behind the government?s Digital India programme that aims to expand the digital infrastructure to connect the entire country and provide a digital platform for banking, governance, healthcare and educational services.
The Chief-Guest, Mr Dinesh Chand Singh (Chief Development Officer?CDO, Aligarh) enlightened the villagers about government Yojnas (Schemes) available for farmers such as the special life insurance scheme in which farmers start with a deposit of Rs 12 and collect Rs two lakhs on maturity.
Dr Andaleeb (Department of Social Work) delivered a talk on outreach programmes carried out by AMU students and teachers in the adopted AMU villages. She informed how AMU students have helped widows and differently-able people receive government funds. Dr Andaleeb and Ms Mushrraf Jahan also presented a report on AMU?s works in the adopted villages.
Parvez Ali (District level In-charge, Digital India), Hardayalji Pardhan, Bheemgarhi Pradhan, and Vishnu Kant Singh spoke on how technology will be the main enabler of access to quality education, healthcare and financial services in empowering people in non-urban and rural areas. They also discussed benefits of various government schemes with the village residents.
Dr Aysha Munira Rasheed proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Shamim Akhtar conducted the program.
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Aligarh Muslim University
Related PicturesCDO Aligarh, Mr Dinesh Chand addressing at an AMU adopted village