To Inform, Educate & Engage citizens across the country, Digital India Week, from 1st July to 7th July, 2015 has been observed all over India. In this week, multiple and varied events and activities took place at all the levels. Starting from the National level event, launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister, events were conducted at State and District levels, villages and Panchayats, Industry, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Common Service Centres, NIELIT centres, STPI centres, Post Offices, BSNL/MTNL Centers and CDAC centres. Many events, after the national launch, were also undertaken by Central Ministries and agencies under it.
During the Digital India Week, a number of services relating to Health, Education, Public Distribution System, Police, Agriculture, Trade and Employment etc. have been launched by various State Governments. Activities such as workshops, competitions, digital literacy activities, display of Digital India Films and Videos, rallies etc. have been organized by various stakeholders.
A gist of activities and events undertaken during the Digital India Week are as follows:
The key activities undertaken at the State level events are launch of new services by States, discussions on technology and e-Governance and awareness through publications and social media.
More than 250 services were launched in areas of Health information, utility services, smart PDS card, land record services, mobile app for civic amenities, services for farmers, social welfare and pension services, electoral services, online court services, police services, and employment exchange services
Some of the key activities undertaken are workshops and seminars, digital literacy activities, registration for Digital Locker and other e-Services, promotion through rallies and publications and contests and competitions.
During these events citizens have been informed on Digital India, Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, e-Health, e-Commerce etc. Activities like educating villagers about pension account opening, Bank account opening, Registration of youth for national skill development agency, career counselling and registration for jobs were also undertaken.
Some of the key activities conducted during the week are, Jan Chetna Divas, Financial Inclusion Day, Education Day, e-Duniya Day, e Commerce Day and Public Grievance Day.
More than 6.23 lakh students, from class 6th to 12th participated in the event.
Activities like competitions for students and teachers, webinar on Digital India, showcasing on Digital India Film and Education Portals etc. have been organized, during the week.
Activities like awareness through audio visuals and discussions, re-cycling the e-Waste by placing e-waste bins at various locations and campaign on Swacch Digital Bharat, Cyber Security and hygiene and IT Industry and Trade were undertaken.
Activities like live broadcast of PM’s event at NIELIT centres, classroom sessions on Digital India Pillars and services, top shows, launch of smart classrooms, cycle rally etc. have been undertaken.
Awareness activities through workshops and seminars have been conducted in areas like Future classrooms, Digital Literacy Programmes, e- Waste Management, Telemedicine and Tele-consulting, Internet safety, Putting Indian heritage Online and enabling educators to support education system of future.
Some of the key activities undertaken are Awareness creation on Digital India & e-Panchayat services, Updation of details on Panchayat websites and other information portals of Panchayats, Mobile based mapping of Panchayat assets (mAsset), Digital Literacy Enrolment drive, Competitions among public with incentives and prizes.
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