Demonetisation: Prakash Javadekar launches nation-wide campaign to educate students
Aim of campaign is to spread digital financial literacy across the country.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar wants students across India to become fully equipped with the knowledge of how a cashless society functions. He recently launched a campaign called Vitta Saksharta Abhiyan (VISAKA). Javadekar said, “We want to reach to 3.5 crore students, over 160 central institutions, 800 universities and 46,000 colleges. And, we believe this campaign will grow well from here. We would physically visit institutions across the country and also virtually reach out to them to spread this financial literacy and help the country achieve ease in transactions,” he said.
A dedicated webpage has been set up, and the government has also sought feedback, suggestions from people in academia and other fields, and encouraged them to share relevant material in boosting the awareness drive.