Workshop on digital literacy of rural women entrepreneurs held at CUJ

Indu Kanwal Chib and others during valedictory function of three-day workshop at CUJ.
Indu Kanwal Chib and others during valedictory function of three-day workshop at CUJ.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 4: Three day workshop, organized by Central University of Jammu in collaboration with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), concluded today with the participants leaving with a rich experience of using their phones for business.
The workshop was organized under the UNESCO project, the only project in India being sanctioned to the faculty of Central University of Jammu for 100 Rural Women Entrepreneurs representing each district and block of Jammu Division. The main focus of the workshop was building digital capacities of rural women entrepreneurs to expand their business by using emerging technologies.
The various sessions of the workshop included the hands-on training of digital literacy, scheduling online meetings, digital hygiene, creating and protecting passwords, browsing the web safely, protecting personal and finance related information, detecting suspicious websites, designing logos and starting their own company.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prerna Puri, Commissioner Secretary, IT Department, Government of J&K and Abhishek Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Samba.
The second day of the workshop was graced by the presence of Prof Saroj Sharma, Chairperson NIOS New Delhi who encouraged the women entrepreneurs to enhance their vocational skills by joining some courses online.
The valedictory session was graced by Indu Kanwal Chib, Mission Director, JKRLM, J&K; Prof. Vandana Sharma, Dean Languages, Central University of Jammu and Prof Yashwant Singh, Registrar Central university of Jammu.
The workshop concluded with the distribution of certificates to the participants.
The Project Directors Dr Ritu Bakshi, Dr Bharti Gupta, Dr Archana and Dr Nancy Mengi extended their gratitude to the stakeholders and the enthusiastic trainees along with the vibrant resource persons for making the workshop a successful venture and assured handholding of the participants by taking startup initiatives.