North East women are highly talented: Heptulla

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IMPHAL, Dec 5 (Newmai): Manipur Governor, Dr Najma Heptulla said that women of the North East are highly talented. She also said that they deserve to be sufficiently empowered. Dr. Najma Heptulla said this on Wednesday at the launching of Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme at Sangal Conference Hall, Imphal Hotel. The programme is a nationwide campaign to digitally empower young girls and women. The campaign is aimed towards sensitising women and capacity building to help navigate in the internet space but has also empowered them to protect themselves and actively respond to issues and incidents like cyber crimes.

The Governor who graced the launching programme said the Central Government launched the Digital Northeast Vision Document, 2022 in Guwahati on August 18 with the objective to improve digital connectivity and infuse digital literacy in the North East States in tandem with other States of the country. The Central Government’s flagship programme ‘Digital India’ launched in 2015 has newly incorporated the North-East Region into the programme.

She also expressed her pleasure that as part of the pilot project under Digital Literacy Programme over a one year period, awareness training will be conducted for sixty thousand women in universities across major cities of Haryana, Delhi, NCR, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim on safe and responsible use of internet, social media and e-mail. The programme will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and questionable information circulated digitally. Internet has come to stay in the modern society and it is playing a role in our everyday lives like no other technology ever, she added.

On the positive side, it has given people opportunity to connect and stay connected with people, explore professional skilling and grooming, share information and participate in the global race for development. She also cautioned that it is crucial for everyone to be aware about safety practices, basic security and privacy tools, the Governor said.

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