Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Sunday launched an e-learning initiative by the police force’s South-West district to help educate youth from weaker sections of the society and provide skill training to school dropouts, officials said. said.
The e-learning platform ‘Unnati’ was launched under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘Yuva’ at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) auditorium here.
Officials said that the aim of ‘Yuva’ is to help youth, especially those from weaker sections of the society, and school dropouts acquire education and skills to realize their dreams of a secure future.
He said that through the e-learning platform these youth would be motivated to enroll and choose the program of their choice. The design of the ‘Unnati‘ portal is very simple. He added that one can learn from anywhere using a laptop, desktop, tablet or just a mobile phone.
Delhi Police arrests more than 1.5 lakh people for various crimes every year. He said more than 85 per cent of them are first time offenders and only 10-15 per cent are repeat offenders.
He said that initiatives like ‘Yuva’ and ‘Unnati’ target these 85 per cent people so that they can achieve a new position in life and join the mainstream as builders of the society.
Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said that on successful completion of the e-learning course, students will be given a certificate which will help them in getting placements.
He said the courses offered include digital literacy courses which include basic computer courses and typing training, preparatory courses for competitive exams and sports courses.
He said, ‘Unnati’ placement cell has also been set up. On the occasion, Asthana also felicitated ‘young’ trainees who have got jobs and are supporting their families, officials said.
A Course Completion E-Certificate will also be provided on successful completion of the course. The offered courses also include digital literacy, which includes basic computer knowledge, typing training, preparatory classes for competitive exams, and sports courses.