January 2009

Moving ahead with confidence

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What does ‘FOUR’ signify? There are four basic elements in our planet – fi re, water, air and earth! In mathematics four is a highly composite number! The Holy Cross is associated with the number four! Plato had propagated four virtues – wisdom, courage, self-control and justice!

But for us at egov this year, ‘FOUR’ signifi es completing four calender years of successful publishing.

Four years back, we decided to tread on a path never traveled. When we decided to embark on  this path, e-Governance was at a nascent stage and even the Government of India’s National  e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was not formulated. It was a time when there was lot of skepticism  from government and technology solutions providers about the sustainability of  e-Governance. Breaking such conventional way of thinking, we moved ahead with the confi  dence to create a base for ‘knowledge sharing’ and to bring to the fore front a clear picture of  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the government sphere. We addressed  this issue through our three verticals web portal, events and last but not the least – our  monthly print magazine – ‘egov’. egov is today four years old and it is a time to celebrate and a time to retrospect our endeavour.

We still believe that this is just the beginning! And we are all geared for the long and the exciting journey ahead. We are here to witness and bring to you the transition of India into e-India.

We take this opportunity to thank all our partners, supporters, readers and our egov team whose support and dedication has made this fruitful journey possible and worthwhile.

Achieving another milestone in our journey, we will be celebrating our 50th issue this year! Watch out for GOLDEN issue in May, 2009 to celebrate this special occasion.

On that note, we wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Happy Reading!

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