Digital Literacy training program for students and NSS programme officers of different engineering and polytechnic college in Ernakulum district was hosted by AISAT, NSS Technical cell on 26th June 2016. Main objective of the program was to make the NSS volunteers from different cells to understand the NDLM –National Digital Literacy Mission. NDLM Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorized ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the nonIT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate so as to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process and also enhance their livelihood. It aims in making one person in every family digitally literate. This is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister’s vision of “Digital India”.
The programme started with the inaugural ceremony at the Seminar hall at 9:45am. Program was inaugurated by Associate Manager of AISAT Fr. Alex Kurushuparambil. Program coordinator, Dr.Naseem Rahman addressed the gathering by giving the motive of the program. He made them understand the value of this service. After this, Program trainer Mahesh Murughan introduced the volunteers to the highlights of the project. Formal inauguration ceremony came to end with the vote of thanks by NSS Programme officer Majo Davis.
Further training session was conducted at the computer centre with full computer and internet facilities. Trainer helped each volunteer to understand the basic requirements of the course and the rules during the exam. Class included 3 sections.
- Basic installation required for the exam.
- Registration process.
- Exam procedure.
A clear cut picture of each stage was explained using power point presentation. By the end of the class each volunteer had enrolled themselves into this program. One day session was completed by 3:30 PM.