With Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) President Sundeep Kumar Makthala's recent call to all the NRIs to adopt a village, under the ambit of DIGITHON, the response from NRIs has been tremendous. NRI philanthropist Appi Reddy has adopted his native village, Dondapadu in Nalgonda district, under DIGITHON initiative. The US NRI from San Francisco California has taken the initiative to become the first NRI who has adopted his native village. "As Dondapadu has a sizeable population of people from the scheduled, backward, and other oppressed castes, it will greatly benefit under the scheme. The initiative will equip villagers with digital literacy, which in turn will enlighten them and, hopefully, eliminate caste-based discrimination within the society," Reddy said.
Meanwhile, three more non-resident Indians hailing from Telangana have also came forward to adopt their respective ancestral villages in Nalgonda district. Koteshwara Rao Chithaluri from Canada adopted his native village Redlakunta (Kodad mandal), followed by Vinoy Mereddy, a software engineer from San Francisco, California, who decided to adopt 10 beneficiaries from his native village of Ipparthy (Munugode mandal) and Ram Manchakanti from San Francisco, California, consented to sponsor 20 beneficiaries from his native village of Gujja (Narayanapur mandal).
DIGITHON Team, the Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) has urged the NRIs to adopt the villages to make it 100% Digitally Literate Village under ' DIGITHON' initiative. As part of this initiative, TITA has successfully completed the first stage of DIGITHON household survey to choose the right one from each household out of approximately 1,250 households, who is easily susceptible for learning of Digital Literacy. DIGITHON identified 131 digital illiterate households in the adjoining areas of the Ghattuppal village.
Appreciating the efforts, the TITA president Makhala said by such generous gesture NRIs have clearly proven that TITA is leaving no stone unturned to make all villages in Telangana digitally literate, empowered, and developed.