Aiming to make denizens aware of digital tools and devices, a new computer training centre has been inaugurated at Sonna gram panchayat. The centre will impart digital literacy to the villagers under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan.
Sonna gram panchayat secretary Vijay Chalavadi inaugurated the centre during an event held here this month. He pointed that it is high time that villagers need to be aware of technology and devices to prosper.
“Digital literacy is one thing which we lag in the rural areas of India. However, schemes like PMGDISHA will enable the rural population to know about the digital world,” said the secretary following the inauguration.
He also said that the course will enable the citizens to carry out cashless transactions which is part of the learning modules.
VLE Ravi kumar Naganagoudar has set up the centre and he has expressed his vision of transforming the village to a complete digitally literate place in Karnataka. Other gram panchayat members and CSC officials were also present during the inauguration.
As part of popularising Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, village-level entrepreneur Mahesh Kumar had conducted awareness campaigns and rally at Gaddanakkeri gram panchayat in Karnataka.
VLE Mahesh Kumar, through the drive, explained the villagers of Gaddanakkeri about the importance of digital literacy and emphasised that one person from each family should undergo the ten-day training programme.
He also explained that the scheme has been launched by the Government of India and is totally free. According to the VLE, the villagers have shown great enthusiasm towards the scheme and had enrolled themselves to learn about the digital tools and devices.
Moreover, he also sought support from the youngsters who worked as the volunteers in spreading the message across the village. The youngsters had been working relentlessly to familiarise the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
These youngsters have become the ambassadors of PMGDISHA at Gaddanakkeri in Karnataka.
According to Shrikant Ramesh, a beneficiary, the scheme has helped him to know about the digital world and the services it offers for a common man.
“Being a farmer, I was totally ignorant about digital devices and its purposes. However, the training programme shed light on few aspects which I found really helpful for leading an easy life. I am also able to teach my fellow workers and my family members,” said Shrikant.