National Youth Day: UGC asks universities to promote digital payment

India celebrates National Youth Day on January 12 every year to mark the birth anniversary of modern philosopher-monk Swami Vivekananda.Facilitating a major push towards cashless economy, the University Grants Commission (UGC) in a letter urged the vice chancellors across all university and colleges to commemorate National Youth Day on January 12, 2017, by promoting digital payments.

“As part of the Commemoration of National Youth Day each youth who is conversant with “Digital Payments” should educate at least ten persons in this regard,” reads the letter adding, “Each youth who is not conversant with ‘Digital Payments’ must learn at least one mode of Digital Payments on 12th January.”

Each Youth Organization should organise training programmes across the country, to the best of their ability, on ‘Digital Payments’, the letter added, as reported in NDTV.

Efforts to push digital payments

It is widely accepted that the Centre, in its every possible bid, is rendering great efforts towards promoting digital payment methods considering the last 50-day demonetisation period and every implementation to bring forth cashless transaction in the country.

Moreover, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 11, said that India is set to be the most digitized economy.National Youth Day, January 12, 2017

India celebrates National Youth Day on January 12 every year to mark the birth anniversary of modern philosopher-monk Swami Vivekananda.

In a letter received by UGC from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports through the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the commission was asked to ensure that all youth organization and universities and colleges affiliated to it shall encouraged the youth to promote digital payment through various activities on National Youth Day.

Following the declaration of National Youth Day on January 12, 1984, the event has been celebrating since 1985 every year.

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