Dr Joy Tirkey, Deputy Commissioner of Police

New Delhi, 25 August 2023: Indus Towers Limited, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Flagship Program Saksham, felicitates 40 beneficiaries for completion of Digital Education course under Digital Transformation Van (DTV) Program in New Delhi. This program aims to enhance digital education, digital skills, and internet accessibility for rural and semi-urban communities in the region. Notably, this time, we have witnessed active participation from all women in Delhi. The event was held at Jyoti Nagar Police Station, North East Delhi. The inaugural was graced by the Chief Guest Dr Joy Tirkey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North East Delhi who shared his valuable insights and appreciated the efforts of Indus Towers and NIIT Foundation.

The DTV is a 20-seater solar-powered Digital Transformation Van that serves as a mobile digital classroom, equipped with cutting-edge computing and printing technology, software, and e-learning tools. It is designed to empower underprivileged communities, both urban and rural, with essential technology skills. The program has five key components, including digital literacy, IT education, Cyber Security/IoT development, video conferencing consultation, and mass literacy program.

The DTV program, launched in 2018, aligns with the National Digital Literacy Mission and has made significant impact in promoting digital literacy, education, and access to online services. With its successful reach for communities in Delhi, Dehradun, and Bhopal, the initiative has benefitted over 1.6 lakhs individuals through its video-based educational program.

Dr Joy Tirkey, DCP, North East Delhi said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Indus Towers for their commendable initiative in empowering digital skill development through DTV. Their dedication to providing access to rural and semi-urban communities in Delhi is truly inspiring and is bridging the digital divide and empowering individuals especially women”.

Speaking about the success of the DTV, Manoj Kumar Singh, Chief of Regulatory & CSR, Indus Towers said, “Indus Towers Digital Transformation Van (DTV) CSR program is a powerful testament to our dedication to making education accessible to all. In today’s digital age, learning happens beyond classrooms and isn’t restricted by age or background. The DTV embodies our core belief that education is a lifelong journey. It is a mobile classroom that brings in-demand skills right to the doorsteps of individuals from all walks of life. By doing so, we are actively contributing to the transformation of our communities. The DTV isn’t just a vehicle; it’s a symbol of our commitment to a brighter future for everyone, one skill at a time”.

Charu Kapoor, COO, NIIT Foundation said, “Digital literacy is crucial for helping people improve their lives, and our collaboration with Indus Towers shows our strong commitment to this goal. The DTV program brings education and opportunities directly to communities that need them the most. It ensures that everyone, especially those who have fewer advantages, can benefit from the digital age. We strongly believe that this program serves as an exemplary model for creating a brighter future for everyone”.

The DTV program has imparted digital literacy to individuals in the age range of 14 to 60 years, and who come from diverse backgrounds. The beneficiaries include school going children, women, Self Help Groups, homemakers, entry-level employees working in firms, farmers, and adults who want to enhance their skills in digital literacy.