Atmabodh – free computer literacy programme for senior citizens being held by VIT from January 15th to 31st

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Atmabodh, an annual free computer literacy programme by Vishwakarma Institute of Technology will be held from 15th January to 31st January for senior citizens, at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Bibwewadi, everyday for 2 hours from 6pm to 8pm.

At the workshop, they will be imparted basic knowledge about computers, M S Office, email operations, online railway ticket booking, electricity bill payment, etc. Last 15 minutes are exclusively reserved to discuss social issues like food wastage, right to information, female foeticide, etc. “We held a similar programme in October 2015 and the response was overwhelming. We are looking forward to conducting more workshops for orphanages and old age homes”, says student activities incharge Prof. Dr.  (Mrs) Aanchal Moolchandani.

Atmabodh in VIT had been started in year 2007 with the intention of imparting computer literacy to under privileged people, women, senior citizens, NGOS ,etc to make them self reliant with knowledge of computer and internet in  this computer era. Since then, every year this program is being organized twice a year targeting different sections.

“We started this program with 30 students of Eklavya Balshikshan and Arogya Nyasa (EN).  After the first successful workshop, we decided to target a larger group and we organized workshop for 800 children from Municipal and Government schools. We are thankful to the Mahalaxmi Temple for sponsoring this event. We are also thankful to our Honorable Trustees Shri Bharatji  Agarwal, Shri Rajkumarji Agarwal, Shri B B Lohiyaji and Director, Prof. Dr. R M Jalnekar for their support and making this endevaour a success”, she adds.