SRINAGAR: A high-level team of Information Technology (IT) department, government of India, Tuesday participated in functions held here to celebrate ‘Digital India Week’.
The team, headed by Scientist-G, Senior Director DEITY, Dr R Pitchiah, visited National Institute of Electronic and Information Technology (NIELIT), Rangreth and Central University Kashmir’s Indranagar campus to participate in the concluding functions, an official handout issued here said.
The team was accompanied by Secretary Information Technology Hirdesh Kumar Singh and other officers of IT department, it said.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pitchiah highlighted the aims and objectives of Digital India Programme.
He said the ultimate objective of the initiative is to deliver all possible government services to citizens electronically.
Secretary IT, Hirdesh Kumar, said the programme aims to reach out to the most remote corners of the state and facilitate a two-way interaction between the citizens and the government.
Calling upon youth to come forward and take advantage of modern technologies, he said the main focus of Digital India “is to empower youth and also connect every village with optical fiber network and better mobile connectivity to every citizen”.
Later, certificates were distributed among the students of various who participated in the events.
Function held at Shopian
A function was organised by district administration at Degree College Shopian under Technical Assistance of NIC Shopian.
The District Development Commissioner Shopian, G M Dar, inaugurated the function.
The DDC released the annual college magazine ‘Rambiar’ and also inaugurated the new hall of college complex named as Prof Shureeda Kashmiri Memorial Hall.
While speaking on the occasion, Principal of the college Prof Showkat Ali Bhat highlighted the importance of e-governance and advised students to learn and adopt all the necessary e-facilities launched under the Digital India initiative.