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First Digital Training and Resource Centre inaugurated in Pimpari
A Joint Initiative by PCMC and Alfa Laval
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Thursday, September 05, 2019 | 05:24 PM
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First Digital Training and Resource Centre inaugurated in Pimpri at hands of Mayor Rahul Jadhav and Ananth Padamnabhan

Pimpri :  A new and first-of-its-kind Digital Training and Resource Center was inaugurated at Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Primary School in Pimpari. This center has been developed in collaboration between Education Department of Pimpari-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Alfa Laval India and implemented through Y4D Foundation. 

The center has been established for ensuring the digital literacy and capacity building of teachers and students of PCMC Schools. It will provide the teachers & students with the latest versions of software and help the young tech enthusiasts to learn more and better about technology and its application. The implementation partner is Y4D Foundation an NGO that has vast experience in implementing such projects. The center has been equipped with 26 Computers, broadband connectivity, total power backup, smart boards, modern sound system, CCTV camera, fire extinguishers and first aid. To start with 150 teachers and 800 students are expected to benefit through this center in the 1st year itself.

As a part of Alfa Laval’s focus on women empowerment a lady trainer has been identified. She is highly qualified and having experience in this field. She will initially run center for 2 years.


Rahul Jadhav, Mayor PCMC said, "Digital literacy plays an important role in empowering citizens hence it is great contribution from Alfa Laval in making this happen through their CSR and volunteering initiatives. As we become a smart city we need people to be equipped with some skills related to IT so that we can fulfil our dream faster. Hence targeting generation next, children and youth is good idea and we must congratulate Alfa Laval volunteers and leadership for this partnership with PCMC. We appeal to other companies to come forward to make this city smart and inclusive by their intervention. We as PCMC shall extend all our support and welcome this partnership.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anantha Padmanabhan, President – India, Middle East and Africa Cluster and Managing Director- India, said, “It will be the first of its kind centre in Pimpari-Chinchwad with focus on Digital Literacy Program for teachers and students of PCMC Schools under the CSR initiatives of Alfa Laval India Private Ltd. Our common ambition is that this academic platform will strengthen teachers’ position in PCMC schools and will ensure quality digital education to the students of PCMC Schools. It will empower students who have limitless potential when it comes to innovative thinking and dealing with technology & technical gadgets.”

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