Intel India announced a series of initiatives that strengthen its support for the Digital India programme launched by the Government of India. At an event held today, Intel India detailed three projects designed to accelerate digital literacy at the grassroots level by reaching out to the population in non-urban India, upskill citizens in tier 2 cities and beyond, and encourage innovation from the local level.
Robby Swinnen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager, Intel Corporation,Asia-Pacific and Japan, Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Managing Director, Intel South Asia, H.K. Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, and Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, were some of the key dignitaries present at the event.
Intel India also announced the Digital Unnati website, being set up in collaboration with the CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. It will enable Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) to learn how to assemble a PC online and upskill their technology know-how.
Speaking at the event,Robby Swinnen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Group, and General Manager, Intel Corporation, Asia-Pacific & Japan, said “Intel has been a fervent supporter of India’s digital inclusion agenda over the past many years. We are thrilled to see the progress made through our collaboration with the Government of India on various initiatives like Digital India, that are bringing technology and innovation mainstream in India. Intel India’s focus on accelerating Digital India is not only contributing to empowering people with crucial digital knowledge, but is also strongly aligned to our vision of connecting everyone with technology as we progress towards a smart and connected world. ”
Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Director, Intel South Asia,said, “Intel India is fully committed to achieving the realization of a truly Digital India and has been supporting this vision by fostering innovation and upskilling of the non-urban population. In a country as diverse as ours, we believe that successful public-private collaborations will be the catalyst towards driving technology-enabled inclusion and transformation at the grassroots level. We envision digital infrastructure as a utility that is crucial for the economic success of the country on the foundation of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.”
Intel India is also actively involved in digital literacy programmes, policy advocacy and facilitating technology-driven inclusive growth. Through programmes such as the National Digital Literacy Mission, and the Disha Digital Literacy Programme, Intel India has upskilled 80 lakh citizens in India till date, providing further impetus to the Digital India charter, as well to the Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojna, which is focused on skill development in the country.