This story is an example that illustrates how digital knowledge is a purveyor of information empowerment, which ultimately helps an individual shape a better life for themselves. Pinki was a widow living in Wazirabad area of Delhi with her three children. Lonely and helpless, she neither had any support nor guidance to improve life for herself and her children. She was completely unaware of the government schemes that were specially launched to benefit widows. One day, Pinki learnt about the CIRC opened in her locality where she could obtain any information, especially about Government schemes and entitlements. When she visited the CIRC with her mother-in-law, she not only came to know about the widow pension scheme, but also received thorough assistance from the centre staff while applying for the same.  Just within few months, Pinki received a pension of Rs. 12,000, giving her a ray of hope. Once again, CIRC reaffirmed its commitment towards creating information empowered communities.

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