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Delhi clerics to get computer training

July 16, 2007 12:33 IST

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Clerics belonging to minorities in Delhi will now be connected to community members through computer, with the Delhi Minority Commission planning to impart computer knowledge to them.

The commission is in the process of chalking out a strategy to give the clerics hands on experience on the computers to make them more "accessible" to community members, its chairman Kamal Faruqui said.

"We will organise a workshop soon to give them computer training. This will help them connect with the people of their area," Faruqui told PTI.

"If the religious heads of gurdawaras, churches and mosques are computer-friendly, the complaints can be solved or can be forwarded to us online," Faruqui said.

"Presently, the mode of complaints is postal or personal delivery, resulting in delay in their redressal. Computers will provide fast and better networking among local people and the commission," he said.

There are about 2,000 Muslims clerics and 1,000 each religious leaders from Christian and Sikh communities who will be asked to join the classes.

Since the cash starved commission is unable to fund the installation of computers, the help of NGOs is being sought in the matter.

The need for computer scheme was felt after the commission during its 'At your Doorstep' scheme to redress problems of minority community found that there was a huge communication gap between the people and the minority panel.

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