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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar honours Maharashtra’s ASC College, Palus for spreading digital financial literacy


Mumbai / New Delhi : March 9, 2017



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 Delhi.

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.
 

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