Arts, Science & Commerce College of Palus, District Sangli has been
honoured for its commendable work under the Digital Financial Literacy
programme or the Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan, VISAKA of the Human
Resources Development Ministry.
Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar and Minister for Communication
& IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, presented the shield to the ASC College team
at the National Convention of Student Volunteers being held in New
Speaking on the occasion Shri Prakash Javadekar called upon Student
Volunteers under Digital Financial Literacy Campaign by his Ministry to
work whole heartedly for the wide spread dissemination of the Ideas of
Prime Minister on Digital Economy so that the resources of the nation
could be utilized in a transparent manner. The Minister congratulated
the volunteers for their laudable efforts and said going digital was the
need of the hour as in comparison to Developed countries where GDP’s 4%
Component is in currency, we have 12% component of currency in our GDP
and hence we need to change to Digital mode.
In his address Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said Digital literacy campaign
is intended to make India honest, digitally empowered and digitally
united. He said we have trained nearly 02 crore persons in digital
transactions during three months and in 2017 we are expecting over 05
crore persons trained in digital transactions.
Under the VISAKA programme, which began on December 12, 2016, student
volunteers were trained in opening of an account, linking Aadhaar card
with Bank account, linking Mobile to Aadhaar card and were briefed about
all other required information for digital literacy for transforming
cash society to less cash society. In turn, the students were to spread
awareness about digital economy among 10 other families, motivating them
to go cashless.
The VISAKA initiative has received a huge response, with more than 4.30
lakh students enrolling as digital financial literacy volunteers.