Belgian firm launches NDLM centre in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Colruyt Group, a leading Belgian retailer of food and non-food products, along with NASSCOM Foundation, on Wednesday announced the launch of its first National Digital Literacy Mission centre dedicated to training individuals in digital literacy here.

The centre, which has come up in Borabanda, is the first such facility by a Belgian company in India to provide digital literacy.

Colruyt, which is a leading retailer in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and has operations and services in Hyderabad, will facilitate the training infrastructure and the trainers at the centre with the help of Implementation Partner, Nirmaan Organization.

The centre will train 1,000 beneficiaries from the underserved communities every year on all digital devices, specifically, computers and mobile phones.

Once trained, the beneficiaries will be able to send emails,connect on social media, buy from ecommerce websites, and will even know how to use Internet to avail various government services such as registering for aadhar cards, ration cards, PAN cards, and others.

“We intend to produce overall positive effect on society and bring societal human capital growth. For this purpose, we are collaborating with NASSCOM Foundation to contribute to the NDLM mission of the Government of India,” said Hari Subramanian, Head, India Operations, Colruyt Group.

“Digital literacy is the backbone of the digital economy India aspires to be and the Telangana government has been extremely sincere towards empowering its citizens digitally. We express our gratitude towards Colruyt and NASSCOM Foundation and welcome more such multi stakeholder partnerships,” said state IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.

“Working in partnership with Colruyt, NASSCOM Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its 135th centre across India. Being digitally literate would help the citizens access services as Hyderabad continues its journey towards becoming a smart and 100 percent digitally literate city,” said NASSCOM Foundation CEO Shrikant Sinha.

NASSCOM Foundation is the industry partner to the Government to accomplish the first phase goal for NDLM or ‘DISHA’ by making 52.5 lakh individuals in India digitally literate in the next few years.

–IANS

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