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Take a ride on Pune’s first digital literacy bus

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national-digital-literacy-262x174To encourage the national agenda of achieving Digital literacy under the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has launched the city’s first digital literacy bus.

The bus, which functions as a mobile digital literacy centre, is equipped with 16 computers in a classroom-like environment.

The PMC has launched the initiative in association with Zensar Foundation and with support of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation.

Dattatreya Dhankawade, Mayor of Pune said, “NDLM’s vision of having at least one digitally literate citizen across each household can be achieved only with the support of entities like Zensar Foundation, NASSCOM Foundation and other corporates in Pune. I am delighted to be associated with this initiative, the first ever in Pune. I hope this platform achieves its objective and the citizens make the most of the training facilities on offer.”

Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, PMC, said, “We are committed towards enabling Pune and its citizens to blaze new trails in achieving maximum success of the NDLM vision. We look forward to more such partnerships to help us make Pune digitally literate at the grassroots level.”

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, CEO and Vice Chairman, Zensar Technologies said, “This initiative will help bridge the great Digital Divide, building equity and growth for our country.”

NDLM’s mission is to empower at least one person per household in India with basic digital literacy skills by 2020.

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