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Mumbai: Nasscom Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of software lobby Nasscom, said on Monday that it has partnered over 200 companies and not-for-profit organizations to launch a digital literacy programme as part of its ongoing Digital Literacy Week.

This programme, which is a part of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), will feature seven modules in Hindi, English, Telugu and Kannada on how to use the Internet, email, social media, e-commerce, and information technology (IT) security among other subjects. At the end of the programme, all participants will have to pass an assessment conducted by the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology.

Through the programme, the Nasscom Foundation aims to offer a chance at digital literacy for over 100,000 citizens from over 250 urban, suburban and rural locations. The programme will also complement the government’s vision to empower at least one person per household with critical digital literacy skills by 2020.

Nasscom Foundation is also the industry partner to the government of India, responsible for rolling out the first phase of DISHA, the NDLM’s initiative which aims to make 1 million individuals in India digitally literate in 18 months.

“The Nasscom Foundation has been focusing on making technology central to enabling change and the Digital Literacy Week is a great way to unite the volunteering strength of the industry and create a nationwide digital literacy impact," said Ganesh Natarajan, chairman of Nasscom Foundation.

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