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Delhi Police launches Unnati platform to educate economically weak youths

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Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana launches an e-learning initiative Unnati by Southwest district of police to educate youths and impart skill training to school dropouts hailing from weaker sections of the society.

The Delhi Police launched the Unnati platform at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘YUVA’. As per the officials, the scheme aims to help youth from the weaker sections of society and school dropouts get an education and skills training to realise their dreams of a secure future.

The ‘Unnati’ portal is simple in design, accessible and hence allows anyone to learn from anywhere using a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone, the officials added. Moreover, the platform provides training, counselling and placement to trainees. The platform also offers recordings of live sessions available online in case someone misses a class.

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Lauding the initiative, Asthana said, every year, over 1.5 lakh people are arrested by the Delhi Police for several crimes. More than 85 per cent of these offenders are first-timers and only 10-15 per cent of them are regular offenders. Unnati is an initiative that targets these 85 per cent of people allowing them to make a fresh shot at life and join the mainstream contributing positively towards the growth of society.

The courses offered include digital literacy courses comprising basic computer courses and typing training, preparatory courses for competitive exams and sports courses, and more.

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