Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume 5 | Issue 1

Education and Digital Connection in Ckakma Society

Rupendra Chakma and Sweta Dvivedi


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made a tremendous impact on all spheres of our life so as globalization and education is no exception. The development taking places rapidly in the field of Science and technology have raised lots of issues and challenges to the under-privileges communities around the world especially to those who are educationally and economically backward. Chakmas being the marginalized and under-privileged society in Mizoram are far away of enjoying and accessing the technological assets developed in the Twenty First Century. There is lack of proper transport communication, telecommunication and the supply of power and electricity especially in the Chakma inhabited areas. The Digital India Programme is flagship programme of the government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. But we need to keep in mind, whether all the people of India are digitally literate? Whether there would have impact in the tribal societies? Whether all would have access to enjoy this opportunity especially in the backward areas of India where there is lack of proper supply of power and electricity? This paper tries to focus these questions and the various issues and challenges that the under-privileged and marginalized communities may encounter during the implementation of Digital India Programme.

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