Digital India: Inspired students of IIT plans to hit the rural road
The Prime Minister’s dream project Digital India inspired the students of IIT. The 22 students of Indian Institute of Technology- Mumbai are planning to approach the rural areas with the ‘Internet for all’. The aim is taking, as the internet will reach to the students in the rural pockets of the country.
They will set a road-trip in the last week of the month of August and they will travel via NH 8 to New Delhi. It is a part of IIT-B’s ‘Techfest’ that is the largest science and technology festival of Asia.
A big team of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay has already surveyed in many rural areas to find the reasons that why the rural peoples are not using the internet. Nikhil Allamsetti, bring out the idea of the mission, said that they want expose the rural peoples to the wonderful services of the internet. He is the student of third-year chemical engineering, who thinks first about the same.
Anuraj Gupta, media manager of Techfest said, “A vehicle equipped with exhibitions of the latest science and technology to inspire school children will travel from Mumbai to Delhi spreading digital literacy and access to the Internet as source of infinite knowledge and information, under inspiration from the Digital India programme of PM Narendra Modi. Our motto is to provide a sweet taste of Internet to the remote rural areas and to prepare them to adopt ‘Digitalization and Internet’ along with the rest of the nation.”
Twenty villages are shortlisted to spread the messages about the wonder of Internet, which will halt by the tour bus having 16-seats. The team will spend their one and half a day at every school. The bus will travel for 45 days to the Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rewadi, Alwar and Gurgaon before reaching Delhi, its final destination.
Anuraj Gupta further said,“At each village, we intend to reach around 3,000 school children and adults. We want to inspire schoolchildren on the much-needed digital literacy. We want them to get access to the Internet.”
Nikhil said that the beginning of this year they were surveyed in many villages to know whether there is any economic barrier that kept the children away from the internet but according to their survey they find out that there is social barrier which means that most of the children did not aware the utilization of internet. They do not know the importance of the internet. There is no awareness in the schools about the internet and the computer classes are seemed to be unutilized. This is reason that why Nikhil and his friends take a decision about this ‘Internet for all’.http://techiebun.com/2015/07/30/digital-india-inspired-students-of-iit-plans-to-hit-the-rural-road/http://techiebun.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Digital-India-Inspired-students-of-IIT-plans-to-hit-the-rural-road..-1024x633.jpghttp://techiebun.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Digital-India-Inspired-students-of-IIT-plans-to-hit-the-rural-road..-150x150.jpgDigital IndiaThe Prime Minister’s dream project Digital India inspired the students of IIT. The 22 students of Indian Institute of Technology- Mumbai are planning to approach the rural areas with the ‘Internet for all’. The aim is taking, as the internet will reach to the students in the rural pockets...Sachin Saxenahttps://plus.google.com/+VenuseBusinessSolutionsBareillySachin Saxenasaxena.firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorTechieBun