ATMA DIGITAL & FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTRE
INAUGURATION: 11 th August 2019
The ATMA Digital & Financial Empowerment Centre (DAFEC) at ATMA Foundation, Paliyam Road, Thrissur, was inaugurated at 6 pm on 11 th August 2019. A project initiated with the CSR support of Lenovo, the ATMA DAFEC aims to empower women, children and senior citizens through digital & financial literacy. Sri P C Thomas, renowned educator and Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD inaugurated the Centre by lighting the traditional lamp. Sri C K Suresh, Founder-Director, ATMA Foundation, presided over the inaugural function, which was attended by more than 100 invited guests. Sri Ritesh Sridhar, Regional Sales Manager, Lenovo was the guest of honour. Sri M Narayanan, former GM, NABARD, offered felicitations. Sri T M Reghunandanan, Secretary, ATMA Foundation, Sri U S Mohanan, Ms Parvathy G, and Sri P K Krishnankutty, also spoke on the occasion. (Sri V Muraleedharan, Hon. Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, had kindly consented to inaugurate the programme. Unfortunately, due to the flood situation that suddenly arose in Kerala on the preceding day, the Hon. Minister had to cancel his visit. As all arrangements were already in place, the inauguration was conducted as scheduled.) The ATMA DAFEC will initially offer a 10-hour programme for basic digital financial literacy. Advanced programmes and employment-generation initiatives are also being worked out. The second phase of the project involves a Mobile D & F unit to reach out to interior and underserved areas.