Demonetisation: HRD ministry's push to digital inclusion, involving youth

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said a road-map for the campaign is being prepared and it will be launched day after tomorrow.

Published: 29th November 2016 09:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2016 09:23 PM   |  A+A-

Prakash Javadekar_AFP

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar | AFP

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi government’s push for digital inclusion and narrow digital divide is getting wings with Union HRD ministry will be launching a campaign on December 1, involving youth to spread awareness regarding digital currency following the demonetization decision of the government.

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said a road-map for the campaign is being prepared and it will be launched day after tomorrow. The HRD ministry will involve youth from leading institutions in the campaign.

"Last Sunday the Prime Minister had asked youth to spread awareness about digital currency after which we have received requests from many young people who have expressed interest. On December 1, we will launch a campaign in this regard," Javadekar said. In his 'Mann ki Baat' Radio address, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged youth to spread awareness about digital financial literacy.

Javadekar was speaking on the sidelines of a special session where officers from the HRD ministry were made aware of the various ways of cashless transactions.

Javadekar would also address students through the National Knowledge Network (NKN), the day the campaign is launched.

The NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-India network for providing a unified high-speed network backbone for all knowledge related institutions in the country.

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