New App ‘DISHA’ Launched to promote Digital Literacy in Bihar

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On August 10th, to promote digital literacy in Bihar the Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a new mobile app identified as ‘DISHA’. This application is launched for the purpose to educate the tribal and Dalit women.  The mobile app will help to spread digital literacy through self-learning modules in many rural and semi urban areas of the state. The Common Service Centres (CSCs) frames the Disha handbook which is been composed in simple language so that anyone who has some or no knowledge can also learn to use this book.

While felicitating the 10 Dalit women who have undergone training under the Digital Saksharta Abhiyan held in Bodh Gaya (Bihar) the minister launched the app as well as DISHA handbook which contains symbolic lessons on computers to make it easy for people to understand.

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The Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) assignment was launched on August 21, 2014 with the hope to offer the digital literacy for the citizens who have no IT knowledge. The idea imparts to train approximately 52.5 lakh persons which include Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorized ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country.

The training is conducted in corporation with Intel, which is working with the Common Service Centres (CSCs) to give digital literacy in India. Presently, Intel has trained more than 200 Dalit women and aims to train above 500 women in Bihar.

While felicitating the 10 Dalit women who have undergone training under the Digital Saksharta Abhiyan held in Bodh Gaya (Bihar) the minister launched the app as well as DISHA handbook which contains symbolic lessons on computers to make it easy for people to understand.

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