Cisco on Thursday announced that its Networking Academy has won the prestigious eINDIA 2011 jury choice award for the “Best ICT Enabled Skills Development Initiative”. The award was conferred on Cisco Networking Academy in recognition of its efforts toward enabling students to develop valuable information, communications & technology skills for increased access to opportunities in the global economy.
Speaking on the occasion, Bina Raj-Debur, Regional Head, Social Innovation Group, India & South Asia, said, “We are proud to receive this prestigious award. It is testimony to the continued efforts of the Networking Academy program to make a positive difference to the skills-building efforts of the nation and the communities we live and operate in. At Cisco, we aim to enhance the employability of youth through technology, enabling them to harness the enormous opportunities in the ICT domain.We are very pleased that our efforts have been recognised by industry and society alike.”
The jury that selected Networking Academy comprised 14 highly distinguished academicians and bureaucrats. Cisco was adjudged the winner from amongst hundreds of nominations in the government & private sectors, educational institutions and NGOs.
eINDIA is India’s largest ICT event and is held in association with the Department of IT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. Over the last seven years eINDIA Awards have been acknowledging Innumerable Innovative ICT Initiatives which are driving the quality and access of Governance, Healthcare and Education across the country. eINDIA Award 2011 attracted interest and received participation from the leaders in digital education space as well as government’s initiative in education.