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Digital India Talk Show at Delhi University: Promoting Digital Transformation and Awareness

Delhi University played host to an insightful Digital India Talk Show and Interactive Session on September 18, 2023. The event marked the second in a series of workshops planned over the next six months, all part of the Digital India Awareness campaign organized by the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

A Gathering of Over 500 Participants

The program witnessed an impressive turnout, with more than 500 attendees, including students from various colleges, faculty members, and university staff. The event commenced with a ceremonial lamp-lighting ceremony, setting the tone for an engaging and enlightening session.

The event featured keynote addresses by distinguished officials from both NeGD and Delhi University (DU). Shri J L Gupta, Director, NeGD, MeitY, took the stage to elucidate the objectives of the Digital India Programme. He highlighted how its key initiatives are driving digital transformation across the country, ensuring that the benefits of digitalization reach even the farthest corners of India.

Collaboration for a Digital Future

Prof. Sanjeev Singh, Director, of Delhi University Computer Centre, emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and universities. He shed light on various collaborations between the University and MeitY for initiatives such as DigiLocker, the National Academic Depository (NAD), and the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC).

Prof. Sanjoy Roy, Director, of the Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILLL), and HoD, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, discussed the benefits of digitalization in the lives of students and stressed the importance of ethics in the digital realm.

Exploring Key Digital India Initiatives

The event featured engaging sessions led by experts on five key Digital India initiatives: UMANG, DigiLocker, National Academic Depository – Academic Bank of Credits (NAD-ABC), Cyber Security, myScheme, and UX4G. These experts elucidated how these initiatives can benefit students, faculty, and citizens at large. Each session was followed by a lively question and answer round, allowing participants to directly inquire about the initiatives.

Interactive Digital India Quiz

A highlight of the workshop was an interactive Digital India Quiz. Multiple-choice questions related to the five projects were posed, with both students and DU Professors enthusiastically participating. Winners received Digital India goodies and certificates, adding a touch of excitement to the informative session.

The Digital India Talk Show and Interactive Session at Delhi University underscored the significance of digital transformation and the collaborative efforts needed to spread awareness and promote digital initiatives across the nation.

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