A one-day Digital India workshop was conducted recently at Shivaji University in Kolhapur. Shivaji University was established in the year 1962 and got its name from the Great Maratha Warrior. The main aim of establishing the university was to cater to the needs to the students of South Maharashtra. The university has made it accessible for the students to pursue higher education. This facility has also been made accessible to the students belonging to rural India.
The Digital India workshop was conducted jointly by NSS, National Service Scheme, and Central government’s e- administration department and electronic and information technology department. Around 26 college students and teaching faculties were a part of this Digital India workshop. The main aim behind this workshop was to create awareness among students and also the youth of the country.
Akilur Rahman, Senior Advisor, national e- administration department, said, “The central government is working hard on digitization in schools and colleges. They are working out on it well so far.”
He further said, “Technology has proved to be beneficial in health, defence, education and environment departments. Technology progress in each department is quite visible. Across the world, there are countries that have adopted digitization and it has worked out well for them. The Indian government is walking on the same line which proves to be beneficial for us.”
The acting registrar of SUK, V N Shinde, said, “Youths can spread the word about digital India and can educate others in this initiative too. Such workshops are quite useful for spreading awareness about technology that nobody can ignore these days.”
A skill and entrepreneurship development workshop was also conducted at SUK on October 20. In this workshop also, around 106 teaching faculties participated.