Hyderabad: Arcesium, a post-trade technology and professional services firm, in partnership with Nasscom Foundation, launched a Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA) centre on Saturday. The centre opened close to Pedda Shapur area is equipped to train as many as 1,000 families from under-privileged communities on digital literacy.
Once trained, the beneficiaries will be able to register for Aadhaar, ration, and PAN cards, pay bills online, send emails, and use the Internet for myriad other financial, educational, healthcare, and communication needs.
Through a grant, Arcesium is supporting the training infrastructure and the trainers at the centre with the help of their implementation partner, Nirmaan Organisation.
Speaking on the occasion Prakash Goud, MLA, Rajendranagar, said, “The establishment of this digital literacy center, the first in rural Telangana is an excellent opportunity for rural youth, especially in this village and neighbourhood, to improve their knowledge, skills and become digital literates.”
Ranvijay Lamba, country head, Arcesium India said, “We will continue this initiative further in collaboration with Nasscom to reach more rural youth and skill them.”
Srikanth Srinivasan, regional director, Nasscom Foundation said, “This is our first digital literacy centre in rural Telangana and our 10th overall in the State. We hope it will further help the State government achieve its goal of a Digital Telangana thus contributing to the overarching Digital India initiative. We established 9 centres in Telangana in the past but all are in the city and this NDLM Center at rural level is an important landmark. Till now we trained 7,000 youth in the city centres, each center can train 1,000 to 1,200 youth per annum. Till now NASSCOM has established 170 NDLMs all over India. The objective of the program is to ensure that every household in rural India has at least one computer literate.”