tenth October 2023 | Assam: Quick Heal Technologies Limited, via its CSR arm – Quick Heal Foundation, right this moment, launched the groundbreaking “Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha – Earn & Learn” initiative in Barpeta, Assam. The occasion was graced by the presence of Ms. Anupama Katkar, Chief of Operational Excellence, Quick Heal and Chairperson of Quick Heal Foundation, who inaugurated this system, marking a major milestone in enhancing cybersecurity schooling in Barpeta. Joining palms with ‘Srijan – Ek Soch’, a neighborhood NGO, this initiative, is anticipated to the touch the lives of over 40,000 college students and 10,000 villagers within the area, spreading consciousness on secure digital practices fortifying cybersecurity preparedness amongst.
As one of many 250 most backward districts in India, Barpeta has been a beneficiary of the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program (BRGF) since 2006. The picturesque city of Barpeta is situated 98 kilometers northwest of Guwahati and serves as the executive headquarters of Barpeta district.
The “Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha – Earn & Learn” initiative is devoted to the holistic improvement of youth in Barpeta, aiming to empower them with expertise past cybersecurity. It emphasizes schooling, together with character improvement, delicate expertise, and public talking, and seeks to combine these younger people into mainstream society by offering publicity to numerous experiences and fostering private development are key parts, enabling them to interrupt down boundaries they might face in underprivileged areas. Moreover, the initiative prepares them for future employment alternatives, making them priceless contributors to each their native job market and the broader society, finally creating well-rounded people able to thriving within the digital age.
Under the programme, roughly 40 volunteers, comprising members of the area people and college students from native faculties providing laptop science schooling, shall be chosen and mobilized throughout the aspirational district to function Assam Cyber Warriors, fostering consciousness of cybersecurity among the many native populace. The coaching for these volunteers will embrace 4 hours of on-line periods specializing in delicate expertise and basic cybersecurity consciousness. Additionally, offline periods will cowl character improvement, crew constructing, purpose setting, and public talking.
These Cyber Warriors will interact with faculty youngsters and the neighborhood, conducting shows and consciousness applications within the native language to teach them about potential digital dangers, together with phishing scams, cyberbullying, faux information, on-line procuring scams, and extra. The initiative will even host “Cyber Chaupals” to interact with villagers throughout each, day and night time, making certain complete cybersecurity consciousness. As a part of their outreach efforts, the Cyber Warriors will even create communication materials, equivalent to posters, which can present simply comprehensible data on stopping cyberattacks within the native language. These posters shall be prominently displayed in Gram Panchayat workplaces and different neighborhood gathering areas.
The Cyber Warriors will proceed to function change brokers, each throughout and after this system, inside their respective villages. To assist these devoted Cyber Warriors, stipends shall be supplied to assist cowl their academic bills, enabling them to share their information and experience successfully.
“As we launch the ‘Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha’s Earn & Learn’ initiative in Barpeta, my coronary heart swells with delight and hope. It is a momentous step in direction of empowering our communities, and arming them with the information and expertise wanted to navigate the digital panorama safely. In the ‘Land of Satras,’ we’re sowing the seeds of cyber consciousness, nurturing native expertise to turn out to be Cyber Warriors. Together with ‘Srijan – Ek Soch,’ we’re not simply securing the digital way forward for the area people; we’re fostering a spirit of resilience and empowerment. Let this initiative be a beacon of sunshine on the earth of cyber darkness, guiding our folks in direction of a safer, smarter tomorrow,” mentioned Ms. Anupama Katkar, Chief of Operational Excellence, Quick Heal and Chairperson of Quick Heal Foundation.
“We are deeply grateful to the folks of Barpeta and our village leaders for their unwavering assist in making right this moment potential. The college students chosen for this program are destined to be position fashions for Assam and past, inspiring others to dream large. The smiles we see right this moment are a testomony to the collective affect of the Quick Heal Foundation and village leaders. Quick Heal Foundation has performed a pivotal position in Srijan’s journey, supporting applications like Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha and Arogya Yan vans. Thanks to the visionary initiative of Quick Heal, particularly Anupama Ma’am and Ajay Sir, now we have an unbelievable alternative to result in actual change. Quick Heal’s dedication to society and their contributions to social initiatives encourage us all. Together, we’re dedicated to executing this program with excellence, setting a normal for others to match,” mentioned Mr. Vikas Kumar Tiwari, CEO, ‘Srijan – Ek Soch’.
The introduction of “Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha’s – Earn & Learn” in Barpeta is an extension of Quick Heal Foundation’s continued dedication to making a safer digital atmosphere in India and fostering native expertise to turn out to be vigilant Cyber Warriors.