11 Feb : A BJP government at the Centre would make IT and new media education parts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), senior party leader L K Advani has said.Addressing a seminar at New Delhi on Wednesday on the death anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani said, "If we are voted to power, IT and Internet literacy would be made part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan."
Advani, who termed Internet to be the greatest invention after wheel and electricity stressed the need to take Internet Technology to the rural masses.
"The internet technology needs to be taken to the rural masses. We need to follow the Gujarat model, where technology has been taken to the doorstep of rural households by the state government," Advani said, adding a word of appreciation for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Advani, a Member of Parliament from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, has already been announced a candidate from the same seat.
Speaking at the function organised by the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Research Foundation, he said BJP has the distinction of being part of a nationalist movement called RSS.
"The kind of progress which BJP has made in a short span of time is unprecedented in any part of the world," Advani said.
The seminar was also attended by party chief Rajnath Singh, party leaders Ramlal Agarwal and Sushma Swaraj. The RSS leadership was also present during the meet.