The Digital India Week received overwhelming response across the country as over 47 lakh people participated in various programmes organised during the week, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“I am overwhelmed by the response to the Digital India Week. Over 47 lakh people participated in various programmes organised during the week. Industry leaders committed to investing about Rs 4.5 lakh crore and creating 18 lakh jobs,” Prasad told reporters.
To inform, educate & engage citizens across the country, Digital India Week was observed during July 1-7 , 2015 all over India.
A gist of some of the activities and events organised during the Digital India Week are as follows:
1. National Level Event – Digital India Week, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on July 1, was attended by more than 15,000 persons including Ministers of Union Council, State Ministers, Ambassadors, young CEO’s & IT professionals and other dignitaries.
2. Week-long Event – To maintain the momentum and enthusiasm of the National Programme, week-long events were organised from State to the Gram Panchayat level. All State Governments, Industry and a number of Central Government Departments and Organisations conducted the events. Some of the key highlights are as follows:
a. State Level Events – 150 such events have been organised with a participation more than 98,000 people.
b. District Level Events – Reports have been received from 438 districts wherein in 1238 events, more than 1.36 lakh government officials and citizens have been informed on Digital India Programme and its services.
c. Common Service Centres (CSCs) Events – Events were organised at more than 57,000 CSCs, wherein more than 34.2 lakh people (rural citizens, youth, e-Service users) participated.
d. Post Office Events – Events have been organised at more than 1,500 post offices across the country and more than 1.75 lakh citizens have been informed about Digital India and e-Services.
e. Digital Wellness Online Challenge – NeGD in partnership with Intel has organised the Digital Wellness Challenge in a large number of schools. More than 6.23 lakh students, from class 6th to 12th participated in the event.
f. School, Colleges/Universities Events – These events have been organised in association with State Education Departments. More than 1.35 lakh students in 1,500 School, Colleges/ Universities have been made aware about Digital India Programme and its services.
g. STPI Events – Events and activities have been organised at more than 70 STPI Centres and associated IT units across the country and more than 17,000 IT professionals have been informed about Digital India and e-Services.
h. Industry Events – Industry and industry associations organised more than 75 events on Digital India in which 25,000 IT professional and employees and school students participated.