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Odisha government launched a special vehicle to impart training to the school students and rural populace

Bhubaneswar:31/3/18; Odisha government today launched a special vehicle to impart training to the school students and rural populace and enable them to have access to the digital world.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off the special ‘Digital Literacy Vehicle’ that would help enhance digital literacy, especially in the tribal-dominated districts.

“Digital Literacy Vehicle is a welcome initiative. I’m given to understand that it’ll impart training to more than 7,500 individuals in the next five years and will help bridge the digital divide,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.

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Informing media on the programme, Center for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) convener Jagadananda said, “On behalf of Hewlett-Packard (HP WORLD) company, computer literacy or knowhow of digital world campaign has been launched so that the general mass could have an access to it. In this facility, training on computer operation will be imparted, also training will be imparted to know about their lifestyle and livelihood.”“This ‘Jatra’ (campaign) will be first launched from Thakurmunda block in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. This special programme will begin in 20 educational institutions of Thakurmunda block. Plan India, CYSD and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India have collaborated with HP in this joint venture. After Mayurbhanj, the programme will be in tribal-dominated Keonjhar district. Phase-wise this computer literacy van will venture into all the tribal-dominated districts of our State,” he added.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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