On August 10, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched a new mobile app ‘DISHA ‘ to promote digital literacy in Bihar.The app is designed to educate the tribal and Dalit women.
The minister, who felicitated 10 Dalit women has got training under the Digital Saksharta Abhiyan in Bodh Gaya (Bihar), will also launch a Disha handbook that has pictographic lessons on computers.
The mobile app is prepared to spread digital literacy through self-learning modules. The Disha handbook is framed by the Common Service Centres (CSCs) for the purpose of digital literacy. The book has been composed to ensure that anyone with little or no digital literacy can also learn using this book.
The training is conducted in partnership with Intel, which is working with the Common Service Centres (CSCs) to provide digital literacy in India. At present 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 August 21, 2014, aims to provide 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.