Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mira Bagwal converted into e-village

A remote village of Capital City Mira Bagwal has been converted into e-village, as it has been provided 2 MB Broad Band internet connection and its people have been given the facility of video conferencing to take advice from specialist doctors in case of any problem, a spokesman for the chief commissioner’s office said. 

The formal inauguration of this e-village was held here on Sunday, which was attended by Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Syed Kaleem Imam, Deputy Education Advisor, Ministry of Education Muhammad Ismail, Additional Director (r) FIA and Chief Coordinator Pakistan Social Association (PSA) Amar Jaffery, Uzma Umar, CEO Universal Services Fund Muhammad Iftikhar and other notables of the society. 

IGP Islamabad appreciated the work done by various organisations for converting this remote village into e-village and said the local people especially young generation would get benefit from this facility to improve their knowledge and sharpen their skills. The dispensary, library already working in this village through coordination of PSA would be converted by Universal Services Fund into e-dispensary and e-library while various products prepared by the children would be presented for marketing also through internet. 

Amar Jaffery said this project aims to benefit the local people and make the students computer literate. “This project will help in converting this far-flung village into a modern and well-informed village,” he maintained. 

Universal Services Fund CEO Muhammad Iftikhar said that this village is the first village in the country converted into e-village while 300 more villages of the country would be provided internet facility on the same pattern. 

Other participants also addressed on the occasion and hailed this initiative of various organisations to equip this village with modern technology. On the occasion, the IGP distributed the certificates among the students, who participated in the computer-training course arranged by PSA. He also announced to start free internship programme for the students of the area. Under this programme, the students would be invited to visit various wings of Islamabad police to learn about their functioning. Islamabad police would provide free transportation facility to such students, who want to visit its offices, the IGP said and appointed SP (City) Sajid Kiani, as the focal person to implement this programme. 

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