Symantec Supports Digital Literacy Across India

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Symantec Supports Digital Literacy Across India

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: Symantec | STEM and Cyber Security Education

CONTENT: Blog

“Digital India is our dream for the Nation. When I say ‘digital India’ it is not meant for the rich, but for those who are poor.” Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “Digital India” is one where at least one person in each household in India is digitally literate by 2020. What exactly is digital literacy? It is the capacity to find and understand information using digital technology. In this age dominated by fast moving advancements in technology, developing that capacity to understand and communicate with technology is essential for creating responsible and empowered digital citizens and communities. We may think that everyone on the planet has technology at their fingertips, but millions are still left in the dark.  In an effort to reach across urban and rural areas, the nation-wide initiative National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) tackles digital literacy through awareness campaigns, education and training programs. The NASSCOM Foundation currently serves as the industry’s Secretariat for the National Digital Literacy Mission. The multi-stakeholder effort between the Indian government, companies, and non-profits empowers communities and also creates opportunities for collaboration. 

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Keywords: Education | Digital India | Great Foundation | IDEA Foundation | India | NASSCOM | SEWA International | Symantec | digital literacy

CAMPAIGN: Symantec | STEM and Cyber Security Education

CONTENT: Blog