Delhi Police Launches E-Learning Platform To Help School Dropouts

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Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Sunday launched an e-learning initiative by the South West District Police Force to help educate young people and impart vocational training to dropouts from weaker strata of the company, officials said.

The e-learning platform, “Unnati”, was launched at the auditorium of the Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the Delhi Police flagship program “YUVA”.

‘YUVA’ aims to help young people, especially those from the weakest strata of society, and school dropouts receive education and skills to achieve their dreams of a secure future, officials said.

Through the online learning platform, these young people will be inspired to register and choose the program of their choice, they said.

The ‘Unnati’ portal has a very simple design. Anyone can learn from anywhere using a laptop, desktop, tablet, or just a cell phone, they said.

The platform offers training, advice and placement to interns. Live session recordings are also available online in case someone misses a class, officials said.

Speaking on the occasion, Asthana praised the initiative.

Every year, over 1.5 lakh of people are arrested by Delhi police for various crimes. More than 85% of them are beginners and only 10-15% are repeat offenders, he said.

Initiatives like “YUVA” and “Unnati” target these 85% of people so that they can breathe new life into and reach out to the general public as builders of society, he added.

Upon successful completion of an e-learning course, students will be awarded a certificate which will help them secure internships, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said.

The courses offered include a digital literacy course that includes basic computer classes and typing training, competition preparation courses and sports lessons, among others, he said.

The ‘Unnati’ placement cell has also been set up, he added.

On the occasion, Asthana also congratulated “YUVA” interns who have found jobs and are supporting their families, officials said.


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