Meet Tanuja Raichuria and Kiran Kumari: 2 shining stars of Digital India initiative

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New Delhi, July 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the much ambitious scheme 'Digital India' on Wednesday, July 1 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital.

Amidst high-profile business tycoons, two women- Tanuja Raichuria and Kiran Kumari stole the show, as both were honored for their exemplary work in Digital India initiative. [Digital India Launched: As It Happened]

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Tanuja hails from Chhattisgarh and Kiran hails from Jharkhand. It was indeed a moment of pride for both the women, who were being honoured by the PM Modi, in front of billionaire industrialists.

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Kiran, who hails from Giridih district of Jharkhand, has contributed a lot in making the workers of anganwadi as "tech savvy".

She is also credited with issuing the maximum number of Adhaar cards from her centre.

For her undying charisma towards becoming digitalised, PM Modi honoured her efforts by giving her a laptop and a citation.

According to sources, Deputy Commissionar of Girdih, Uma Shankar, has also decided to felicitate Kiran.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is also likely to meet her soon, in the capital Ranchi.

Tanuja hails from Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.

According to an official in the the Ministry of Information and broadcasting, Tanuja was honoured due to her efforts in imparting digital knowledge to the villagers.

Tanuja was awarded for providing various digital facilities to villagers through an ICT enabled Common Service Center (CSC) in Dhamtari and enrolling workers under Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA).

According to government press release, Tanuja Raichuria left her promising career as a graphics and web designer to work as a village level entrepreneur (VLE) in Dhamtari.

She started a CSC under the government's ‘Digital India' initiative, with its name as 'Tara Choice' and provided digital facilities such as PAN card, passport, railway ticket and election services to villagers.

She also has a permanent enrolment centre for UID and worked as banking correspondent for Bank of Baroda.

She had opened bank accounts for a number of villagers under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.

Tanuja also gave employment to two girls, who earlier worked as construction labourer and in agriculture fields, at her CSC and made them digitally empowered.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh congratulated Tanuja for this achievement.

For her dedication towards digitisation, Tanuja was also given a laptop and a citation by the PM Modi.

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