World Computer Literacy Day was launched on December 2, 2001, by Indian computer company NIIT to mark its 20th anniversary. NIIT is a multinational company that offers learning and training solutions to corporations, institutions and individuals.
The day was proposed in response to research which showed that the majority of computer users around the world were men, and its intent is to encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children and women in India.
The day is also directed at improving the teaching of Information Technology and more generally, the”celebration of computers”.
Summarized from Wikipedia.
This image, “Bird’s eye view of NIIT University, Neemrana, Rajasthan, India,”is the work of Abhijit Nandi and available under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license.