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Wildlife photo exhibition at UP Raj Bhawan

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Lucknow: Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Governor inaugurated an exhibition on wildlife photography named “Wings of Freedom” at the Raj Bhawan on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the photographs gave peace and reflected on the need for conservation of our green environment.

Organised by the state forest department, the exhibition has a collection of rare photographs of birds found in Uttar Pradesh. In all, 250 photographs in various sections have been put up on display.

There are 80 photographs of birds species in the UP wetlands, 45 of birds in the forests, 45 in the plains and 80 photographs of birds that have been spotted from time to time in the sprawling Raj Bhavan.

The exhibition will remain open for people up till January 28, said a Raj Bhavan.(IANS)

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Facebook Launches ‘We Think Digital’ Programme for Women in UP

Facebook launches digital literacy programme for women in UP

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Facebook launched its 'We Think Digital' programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. Pixabay

In a bid to provide digital literacy training to 1,00,000 women across seven states, Facebook on Tuesday launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day.

“We are focusing on trying to create digital leadership amongst women and help them use technology for empowering themselves, enable them to make smart choices and secure from online risks. The training looks at transforming the learning process and bring about systemic change,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said in a statement.

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The programme by Facebook has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation. Pixabay

Starting from the state of Uttar Pradesh, the programme will be expanded to other states including, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Bihar through the year.

“The Internet has become a driver for change in the current age. These training modules will open doors of equal opportunities for women of Uttar Pradesh and together with Facebook we want to equip and educate people and help make a positive impact,” said Uttar Pradesh Women Welfare Minister Jai Pratap Singh.

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The programme has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation.

It was attended by 300 women trainees from across the state and also included workshops by the NCW and Cyber Peace Foundation. (IANS)

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