New Delhi: Indus Towers Limited, as part of its CSR Flagship Programme Saksham, felicitates 40 beneficiaries for completion of the Digital Education course under the Digital Transformation Van (DTV) Programme in New Delhi. This programme aims to enhance digital education, digital skills, and internet accessibility for rural and semi-urban communities in the region. Notably, this time, we have witnessed active participation from all women in Delhi. The event was held at Jyoti Nagar Police Station, North East Delhi. The inaugural was graced by the Chief Guest, Dr Joy Tirkey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North East Delhi who shared his valuable insights and appreciated the efforts of Indus Towers and NIIT Foundation.
The Digital Transformation Van (DTV) is a 20-seater solar-powered van that serves as a mobile digital classroom, equipped with cutting-edge computing and printing technology, software, and eLearning tools. It is designed to empower underprivileged communities, both urban and rural, with essential technology skills. The programme has five key components, including Digital Literacy, IT Education, Cyber Security/IoT Development, Video Conferencing Consultation, and Mass Literacy programme. The DTV programme, launched in 2018, aligns with the National Digital Literacy Mission, has made significant impact in promoting digital literacy, education, and access to online services. With its successful reach for communities in Delhi, Dehradun, and Bhopal, the initiative has benefitted over 1.6 lakh individuals through its video-based educational programme.
Dr Joy Tirkey, DCP, North East Delhi, said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Indus Towers for their commendable initiative in empowering digital skill development through DTV. Their dedication to providing access to rural and semi-urban communities in Delhi is truly inspiring and is bridging the digital divide and empowering individuals, especially women.”
Speaking about the success of the DTV, Manoj Kumar Singh, Chief of Regulatory & CSR, Indus Towers, said, “Indus Towers Digital Transformation Van (DTV) CSR programme is a powerful testament to our dedication to making education accessible to all. In today’s digital age, learning happens beyond classrooms and isn’t restricted by age or background. The DTV embodies our core belief that education is a lifelong journey. It is a mobile classroom that brings in-demand skills right to the doorsteps of individuals from all walks of life. By doing so, we are actively contributing to the transformation of our communities. The DTV isn’t just a vehicle; it’s a symbol of our commitment to a brighter future for everyone, one skill at a time.”
Charu Kapoor, COO, NIIT Foundation, said, “Digital literacy is crucial for helping people improve their lives, and our collaboration with Indus Towers shows our strong commitment to this goal. The DTV programme brings education and opportunities directly to communities that need them the most. It ensures that everyone, especially those who have fewer advantages, can benefit from the digital age. We strongly believe that this programme serves as an exemplary model for creating a brighter future for everyone.”
The DTV programme has imparted digital literacy to individuals in the age range of 14 to 60 years, and who come from diverse backgrounds. The beneficiaries include school-going children, women, Self Help Groups, homemakers, entry-level employees working in firms, farmers, and adults who want to enhance their skills in digital literacy.