As many as 840 girls in big villages, urban and semi urban villages in Haryana will be given computer training by the government.
The project is being undertaken by the Haryana Women Development Corporation (HWDC) along with Technical Education Department. The computer training will be given for six months with the objective to empower young girls in the state with computer knowledge.
The Women and Child Development Minister, Kavita Jain, said the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, had given approval to the proposal for providing computer training to ten plus two pass girls in urban, semi-urban and big villages.
An official spokesperson said that the girls would have to submit their application to the District Manager of HWDC. Forty girls each would be selected for either of the two batches in every district. Preference would be given to girls belonging to families living the below poverty line, she added.
The training would include basic knowledge of computers, MS Windows, MS Office, typing tutor, database management, internet, email and tally, Kavita Jain added.