Telecom Minister launches mobile app ‘Disha’ to aid digital literacy in Bihar
On 10 August Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a new mobile app ‘Disha’ to aid digital literacy in Bihar.
The app was launched in Bihar that aims to help people learn about computers and Internet through self learning modules. The app envisages offering digital literacy to tribal and Dalit women in the State which is free and available on Google app store.
Telecom ministry also launched “Disha handbook” that has pictographic lessons on computers operations. This initiative was taken by Ministry to spread out digital literacy in women from tribal and Dalit background in Bihar.
To promote digital literacy government has initiated training program under “Digital Saksharta Abhiyan” in all states.
The training is conducted in collaboration with Intel, which is working with the Common Service Centres (CSCs) for the purpose of digital literacy in India. So far Intel has trained over 200 Dalit women and aims to train over 500 women in Bihar.
Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA):
The Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) mission was launched on 21 August 2014 that envisages providing digital literacy to non IT literate citizens.
The scheme imparts IT training to 52.5 lakh persons that include Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country.