Shri Narendra Modi, our Prime Minsiter wants to create a digital India that would use technology to improve the country’s healthcare systems, education and banking. When PM kick started Digital India Week on 1st July from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, he laid emphasis on National e- governance plan. Even though India is known as a powerhouse of software, the availability of electronic government services to citizens is still comparatively low. The vision of Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
MITSOT in association with CII,BSNL, IAMAI & Deloitte, had organized “Digital India Week- Inaugural Ceremony ” on 7th July, 2015 at Vivekananda Sabhagriha, MIT Campus Pune from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM . DIW@MITSOT was an event organized for industry and academia to exchange thoughts and ideas on emerging issues of Digital India . It was structured as Expert talk Presentations followed by a panel Discussion.The theme for the Panel Discussion being, “Digital India – Challenges & Opportunities” this initiative by MITSOT received a huge response from the corporates, academicians and media.
Inspired by the noble initiative of Digital India Week, pioneered by our PM, MIT-SOT Pune marked the commencement of Digital India Week in its campus by organizing a Mega Techno-Cultural- Educational Fest on 7th July 2015. The events kick-started with a poster competition on July 7,2015 based on the “9 pillars of DIGITAL INDIA” with the inauguration ceremony where our respected Project Director, Dr. Milind Pande along with industrialist Mr. Santosh Nayak, CEO, Tejas Networks and Mr. Hitesh Shah, Director, Sales CBU, Blackberry, enlightened us with their words of wisdom.
The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. And the objective of Digital India Week is to “Inform, Educate & Engage”.
Digital India Campaign has come out with innovative ideas and practical solutions to realize Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a digital India. His vision is to empower every citizen with access to digital services, knowledge and information.
MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) is committed towards creating the finest Telecom and Management Professionals; we always strive to groom outstanding business leaders and creative Entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. As you all are aware, PM has launched Digital India Week on 1st July New Delhi (http://webcast.gov.in/digitalindia/).
As a significant contribution towards the same, MITSOT adopted Vidyashram School, Pune
As a part of celebration of Digital India Week, MITSOT Pune and National Blind Federation (NBF), Pune jointly organized Digital India Awareness Program for Blind at NBF Regional Office, Nehru Stadium, Swargate, Pune.
Joining the noble endeavor of our Prime Minister, MITSOT ran a Campaign namely “Engine ON, Mobile OFF”, with a view to create awareness and caution regarding the accidents caused due to talking on mobile phone while driving. This exercise was intended to create driver awareness and also to caution him of distracted driving that may result into putting others into danger.
As part of the ‘Digital India Week’ from 6 July to 11 July, MITSOT had organised a ‘Digital India General Quiz’ wherein participants were invited from colleges in Pune. The even received an overwhelming response. Over 125 teams (2 participants per team) registered for the event.