Need for ‘Digital India’ an ever growing process
In an era where communication is getting faster and faster with the coming in of newer technologies and gadgets like the mobile phone, internet and the wifi, the need to have a digital India concept is necessary and is going to be an ever growing process, asserted experts at the workshop on Open Source Software using Spoken Tutorial organized at Vivekananda Institutions (Janantha Education Society) in Bengaluru today.
Open Source Software using Spoken Tutorial was designed by Prof Kannan M Moudgalya, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Systems and Control and Educational Technology at IIT Bombay as part of the National Mission on Education through ICT. Once one gets started any student or faculty can master the FOSS and also get certificates. UG, PG or Research scholar students and even teachers of Science, IT, Engineering, Commerce, Management, MCA disciplines can learn any of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).
“The Digital India project is seeking at empowering every individual at the grassroot level. However it needs to predict the outcome as well. With the effective use of this tool several examinations can be made paperless in a span of another five years. Predicting outcome is needed for prosperity whereby confidence level among the users goes up dramatically and this will lead to empowerment“, said Dr Venkatesh Thupill, Principal Advisor, Quality Council of Inida.
Presiding over the workshop Mr Rajendra CR, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bengaluru highlighted how with the use of digital technology traffic police have been able to streamline the documentation process.
Meanwhile, present on the occasion CN Manche Gowda, Hon. Secretary, Janatha Education Society,related about the youth and the need for bringing about digitization in the country. He said: “About 64% of the Indian population are youth and this is the time to bring about digitization as there would be many new challenges coming in in terms of knowledge and empowerment. Very soon the computers are going to be more intellegent than the human beings, hence we need to cope with the upcoming challenges.”
Devendra Kairwan and Sakina Sidhwa, Assistant Project Managers, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay were the chief organizers. Mr Vinay Kumar C, Promoter and Event Co-ordinator, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay introduced and explained about the project along with the video promo to the gathering. The workshop was conducted in association with Janantha Education Society, Karnataka Jnana Vigyan Samithi, Sankalp India Solutions Private Limited,Techspirit.in and Siri Soundarya Magazine.