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HRD Ministry to launch campaign to spread awareness regarding

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Union HRD ministry is set to launch a campaign involving youth to spread awareness regarding digital currency following the demonetisation decision of the government.

"Last Sunday the Prime Minister has asked youth to spread awareness about digital currency after which we have received requests from many young people who have expressed interest. On December 1, we will launch a campaign in this regard," HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

He added that the road-map of the campaign is being prepared right now and it will be launched day after tomorrow.

Javadekar was speaking at sidelines of a special session held today where officers from the HRD ministry were made aware of the various ways of cashless transactions.

The HRD ministry is planning to involve youth from leading institutions in the campaign. It is also learnt that Javadekar may address lakhs of students through the National Knowledge Network (NKN), the day the campaign is launched.

The National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit pan-India network for providing a unified high speed network backbone for all knowledge related institutions in the country.

In his 'Mann ki Baat' Radio address, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged youth to spread awareness about digital financial literacy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 20:07 IST