The vision of Digital India has caught the attention of several corporate, not-for -profit organisations as well as educational institutions.
Making use of its reach in rural areas, the Information and Communications Technology Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT), supported by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, is set to launch its Digital Literacy Programme where 250 institutions will come together and sign a pledge to make 100 people digitally literate in the year 2015.
ICTACT Digital India Pledge 2015 will be initiated at the organisation’s industry-institute interaction event ‘ICTACT Bridge 2015’ at the Chennai Trade Centre on February 17. It will be attended by around 2000 participants from the academic and the corporate community across India. Three parallel sessions — ICTACT Chairmen’s Convergence, Women Edupreneurs’ Forum and HR Managers’ Convergence — will be conducted during the event with focus on digital business, digital technologies, digital workforce and skills and digital leadership.
The main motive of the programme is to help common people become digitally literate so that they can pay electricity bills and book train tickets with a click of a button rather than standing in a queue for hours.
“Representatives from industry, academia and the government will get together and take a pledge to contribute to increasing digital literacy. A plan to manage assessment, certification, training and infrastructure of the programme will also be developed,” said Lakshmi Narayanan, chairman, ICTACT and vice chairman, Cognizant.