Koraput, March 4: The Central University of Odisha (CUO), Koraput has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR) India, Gurugram through online mode for next three years to collaborate on establishing a Digital Tribal Literacy Centre for the tribal youth of Odisha.
CUO Registrar Dr. Asit Kumar Das and Debi Patnaik of FIDR signed the MoU in the presence of CUO Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. K. Palita and FIDR Director Charudatta Panigrahi.
Prof. Palita said, “By signing the MoU, this initiative is established now and the Central University is going to provide digital literacy to the tribal students and other students of marginalized communities of this region with the support of FIDR. The establishment of the Centre will open opportunities of digital skills to boys and girls of the marginalized communities which in course of time make them self-employed.”
During the 13th Foundation Day Celebration on August 29, 2021 the establishment of Tribal Digital Literacy Centre was declared by the Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan.
Charudatta Panigrahi, Director, FIDR said, “The establishment of the Centre will fulfill long required soft skill education of the region and will boost economic empowerment of youth’. Registrar Dr. Asit Kumar Das was highly optimistic of signing of MoU and promised that CUO will do its best to establish a Digital Tribal Literacy centre as soon as possible.