Workshop on Digital India
Mar 05, 2016

The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of the Central university of Jammu organised University Workshop on Digital India in Temporary Academic Block (TAB), Sainik colony Jammu. The workshop was part of National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEiTY), Govt. of India pilot programme to generate awareness among NSS volunteers in the country. Central University of Jammu is the only Central University among twenty other universities across the countries.

Shri. Hirdesh Kumar Singh, Commissioner Secretary, IT J&K inaugurated the workshop and delivered the address. He outlined various steps taken by the J&K Govt. to build digital infrastructure in the state including providing free wifi at various tourist destination in the state. Also, he mentioned that the department is focusing on capacity building at the various levels to meet the e-governance goals. The optical fibre laying project will be completed in the state soon which will provide digital connectivity to every villages, blocks and districts.

Ms Barnali Mukherjee and Mr. Ajeet Kumar from NeGD,DeitY, New Delhi conducted the workshop as resource persons and presented various projects under Digital India initiative. The Central University of Jammu also entered an MoU with NSSCOM Foundation, New Delhi on capacity building on National Digital Learning Missions. Mr. Santosh Abraham, Associate vice president, Skills Initiative and NDLM from NASSCOM Foundation graced the occasion. He also offered that their organisation NASSCOM will train 100 students from central university of Jammu.

Prof. Ashok Aima Vice Chancellor Central University of Jammu told students to create digital platform and be connected to world digitally. He also appreciated the NSS Unit of Central University of Jammu. Ms. Nimisha Abrol, sr consultant Semt, J&k talked about electronics system designs and manufacturing. Barnali mukherjee told students about Make in India and about e waste technologies which are going to be developed in India. The session was also followed by Mr Ashwani Kumar Bureau cheif AAJ Tak and president press club of Jammu he told that how media is connecting to world digitally. Prof. Devanand Padha, Dr Paul Sugandhar, Dr Nancy Mengi and Dr Bhavna Arora delivered lectures on various topics.

The Common Service Centres (CSC) and NILET put up their stalls for Aadhar registration and digital locker services. The movies and presentations were also shown to the students. The session was ended with question answer round and mementos giving. The prize was also distributed to best NSS members of the program. The one day workshop was ended with the skit performed by the NSS Volunteers.

The event received overwhelming response from Jammu region where more than 240 participants attended including delegations from Sri Mata Vaisho Devi University, SKUSAT, IMPA, Jammu University, Degree College Kathua and other technical institutes from the region. Moreover, 120 NSS volunteers from NSS CUJ and 50 Administrative staffs also benefited from the workshop.

The workshop was coordinated by Dr. J.Jeganaathan, Programme Coordinator of NSS Unit of the Central University of Jammu