Joint Venture between SAP &NASSCOM to open 25 NDLM Centers across the country
SAP and NASSCOM foundation are jointly opening 25 new National Digital
Literacy Mission (NDLM)centres around 12 cities across India. It is being announced in the presence of Dr Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary , Department of electronics and Information Technology (Deity), Government of India, aims to strengthen the Government’s vision to educate and empower the citizens with It-related skills through its flagship”Digital India”
programme.The states of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu will benefit from this collaboration.
At the NDLM centres, SAP, through NASSCOM Foundation, will equip young men and women from under,privileged communities with computer skills, teach them to send emails, use social media and leverage the internet to avail online government services. Identified meritorious beneficiaries will be provided further employable skills and advanced training in topics such as coding, HTML5, SAP Lumira and Internet of Things.
Dilip kumar Khandelwal, Managing Director, SAP Labs India and Executive Vice-President and Global Head of Suite Engineering, SAP SE, said, “SAP is committed to the vision of Digital India and strongly believes that it is key to transforming India into a technology driven entrepreneur superpower. We are proud to be the national partner for the NDLM programme. This collaboration will help us equip women and youth from the marginalized sections of the society with IT skills for a better livelihood.”
Dr Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation, said, “This partnership epitomizes the industry’s commitment towards Digital India. We encourage more and more corporates to take SAP’s example and utilize their CSR funds for strengthening the digital literacy initiative as we attempt to bridge the digital divide.”