World Computer Literacy Day

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World Computer Literacy Day was launched by Indian computer company NIIT to mark its 20th anniversary in 2001, in response to research which suggested that the majority of computer users around the world were men.[1][2][3] It occurs annually on 2 December, and is intended to encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children[4][5] and women in India.[1] In its own words, it aims to "create awareness and drive digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide".[6] It was originally founded by the NIIT The day is also directed at improving the teaching of Information Technology,[7] and more generally, the "celebration of computers".[8]

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  2. ^ Documentation on Women, Children, and Human Rights. Sandarbhini, Library and Documentation Centre, All India Association for Christian Higher Education. 2002.
  3. ^ https://www.scidev.net/global/digital-divide/news/indian-firm-launches-world-computer-literacy-day.html
  4. ^ https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/community/govt-school-kids-becoming-tech-geeks-a-far-cry/165593.html
  5. ^ Prof. Neelima; LIMITED EDITION (22 March 2018). Hands On COMPUTER SCIENCE & IT 2000 MCQ TEST: Handy Book Series for All Computers Related Government Exams. Best Seller On Google Play In Job Hunting. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-1-387-68687-2.
  6. ^ "CcHub will host 50 Nigerian high schoolers at this year's Computer Literacy Day - TechCabal". techcabal.com.
  7. ^ Vietnam Economic News. The Ministry. 26 April 2011.
  8. ^ Edulink, Global (1 December 2017). "World Computer Literacy Day - Global Edulink".