DISHA, a new app Launched for promoting digital literacy in Bihar
’DISHA ' or Direction (as translated in English) has been launched as a new-tech mobile application under the caliber of Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, with the basic motive of curing the digital illiteracy in the regions of Bihar. The app basically targets tribal and Dalit women and their education.
The minister appreciated 10 Dalit women attaining education and training under the program Digital Saksharta Abhiyan in Bodh Gaya (Bihar), and will also launch a Disha guide or handbook containing pictographic lessons on computers.
The training will be conducted in the affiliation with Intel, who has maintained its tie-ups with the Common Service Centres (CSCs) with an aim of proposing a digital growth of the society. Presently, 200 women are indulged in the program.
Being incepted and directed on August 21, 2014, it ensures digital prosperity amongst the under-privileged citizens, and the scheme results in offering IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, which includes Anganwadi and ASHA workers and official ration traders in all the States/UTs across the country.