Pune, India: e-Zest Solutions, a leading digital technology innovation provider, today announced their support to the Digital Pune Mission and a digital empowerment bus in Pune.
This bus, which functions as a mobile digital empowerment centre, will run as part of a city-wide public private partnership wherein Pune Municipal Corporation provides fully equipped buses, that can be run with the support of corporates as part of their CSR activities. Each bus comes equipped by PMC with 12 computers in a classroom-like environment.
Devendra Deshmukh, CEO and Founder, e-Zest, said, "It's a great honour to be a part of this notable step towards expanding Digital Empowerment. We are committed to bridge the Digital Divide that brings information closer to all those who can contribute to the growth for our country. This initiative will empower the less privileged by granting access to information radically, transforming their lives through better earning potential and thus better quality of life."
The entire e-Zest leadership team (Amol Pande, Chief Sales Officer & Founder, Sunil Dane, Director & Founder, Jaywant Deshpande, Chief Operating Officer & Founder, and Ashish Gupta, Chief Technology Officer & Founder, Girish Chandra, Chief Evangelist, Vishant Sarodia, AVP Operations - Digital Enterprise Services) attended the event.
This initiative has been launched under the aegis of the Digital Pune Mission with an objective to empower at least one person per low-income household in Pune with basic digital literacy skills. This translates to over 2 lakh citizens to be trained. PMC, in association with Pune City Connect and NASSCOM Foundation, had launched this mission in 2017 as part of the development plans for Pune and to encourage the national agenda of achieving Digital Literacy under the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM). 40000 citizens have been trained thus far under this large scale public private partnership that is benefitting the low-income communities of Pune.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, Pune City Connect, said, " The Pune City Connect is happy to join hands with e-Zest on this Digital Empowerment bus, which will train 600 learners per year in internet-related skills. Thanks to the support of PMC and several corporate donors, 21 Digital Empowerment centres and buses have been set-up and more than 40000 citizens trained. We look forward to further participation by corporates so as to take this mission further."
About e-Zest Solutions
e-Zest is an agile digital technology innovation partner for the Fortune 500 Enterprises, ISVs and International Organizations helping them adopt technologies to improve their processes, optimize their profitability and amplify end-user experience. With over 19 years in the IT industry, a 700+ strong team based globally, e-Zest has transformed the business for more than 400 clients over the years.
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