Newdelhi:28/11/21:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has often shared his vision of building an AatmaNirbhar Bharat. As the nation celebrates 75 years of Independence and India enters into the Amrit Kaal – it is the time for India to realise its potential and emerge as a global leader in the field of electronics and information technology – in the words of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – ‘YehiSamay Hai, YehiSamay Hai, SahiSamay Hai.
To commemorate the Amrit Mahotsav – MeitY is celebrating Azadi Ka Digital Mahotsav – a week-long event/activity that will showcase the best of India’s achievements in the Digital space and also lay down the roadmap for the future. It will also highlight how Digital technologies are transforming all sectors of the economy and impacting our socio-cultural, political, and economic identity, and fueling the spirit of self-reliance in the Digital sector. The week-long occasion will witness the gracious presence of Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & IT, Railways and Communications, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and several senior officials from the Central Ministries/Departments, States & UTs and stalwarts from industries.
The broader mandate of MeitY is to work towards the transformation of India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and generate self-reliance for the country in the field of technology and communication. On this note, a series of events/initiatives will be held starting from 29th November that would showcase India’s journey of digital transformation.
The key themes of events scheduled during the week are Digital India, Making India AatmaNirbhar in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing, Empowering CSCs, Making India AatmaNirbhar in Swadeshi Compute Designs, Citizen Engagement by MyGov, and Digital Payments Utsav. The events during the weeklong conference will comprise plenary sessions, panel discussions, and exhibitions.
A day-wise event calendar is as follows-
Day1: 29th November
The AKAM week will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & IT, in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics & IT. The day will witness the launch of 75@75 India’s AI Journey, 75 Success Stories under Digital India, Digital India video, MSH as Independent Business Division, and Announcement of Policy for Delivery of UMANG Services in Assisted Mode. It will also include a session on ‘Public Digital Platforms enabling Good Governance’ and presentations on successful eGovernance initiatives and interactions with various States/UTs.
Day2: 30th November
On the second day, the sessions will be on ‘Leveraging AI to build solutions at population scale’, ‘Use of Emerging Technologies for Social Empowerment-Blockchain, AR/VR, Drone, IoT&GIS’, ‘Strengthening start-up ecosystem post-pandemic, New Paradigm, and Emerging Trends among others. The Grand Finale of Responsible AI for Youth- National Programme for Government Schools will have awards given to the top 20 projects. Winners of BHUMI-BSF GrandChallenge will also be awarded.
Day 3: 1st December
Day 3 will have multiple panel discussions on the theme ‘Making India Aatmanirbhar in ESDM-Roadmap to achieve the $250 Bn in Electronics Manufacturing by 2025-26’. The discussions will be on ‘Scaling up production and Making India Export hub for Mobile phone & IT Hardware’, ‘Making India AatmaNirbhar in Electronic Components’, ‘Making India AatmaNirbhar in Emerging Technologies and New Age Devices’ and ‘Developing a Semiconductor & Display Ecosystem in India’. Leading Electronics companies contributing to “Make in India” will be recognised and awarded.
Day 4: 2nd December
The session on “CSC Empowering Citizens under Digital India” will include showcasing film on CSC, addresses by key officials, exchange of MoUs on new initiatives with Department of School Education& Literacy, Government of India, with NABARD, and with HDFC for CSC Kisan Credit Card. The day will also witness the launch of CSC Pay. Top 10 Performing CSCs/PMGDISHA VLEs will be felicitated at the event.
Day 5: 3rd December
The theme for the day is ‘Making India Aatmanirbhar in Swadeshi Compute Designs’. The panel discussions on ‘Making India AatmaNirbhar with Swadeshi Microprocessors’ and demonstration of stalls of 30 finalists under Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge and award ceremony for top 10 winners will be the highlights of the day.
Day 6: 4th December
The day-long thematic event titled “Azadi ka Digital Mahotsav with MyGov” will be a day-long mela of citizen engagement, covered with thought-provoking ideas and fun-filled activities. It will include keynote addresses by dignitaries, industry partners, and interactive sessions with MyGov Saathis. The panel discussions will involve important government functionaries, industry leaders, MyGov partners, and Saathis.
Day7: 5th December
The event titled “Digital Payment Utsav” will feature panel discussions among dignitaries from RBI, DFS, MeitY, NPCI, SBI, ICICI /HDFC, PCI, PhonePe, PayTM on the topic‘DigiPay: Vision 2030’. It will also have presentations by Startups, cultural activities, flag-off of Digital PaymentsYatra, showcasing the journey of Digital Payments. The event will also witness the launch of Chutki Bajake’ Anthem along with incentive schemes such as PM SVANidhi and BBPS schemes.
MeitY’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav week-long event will conclude with the presentation of awards to bankers and fintech companies in different categories for outstanding performance and closing remarks by the Hon’ble Minister of State of Electronics & IT, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Exhibition Stalls set up through the week will showcase Digital India initiatives, Projects by School Children under Responsible AI for Youth, CSC Projects, Payment Solutions, Innovations by Startups- Robots, Drones, Autonomous Bots, AR/VR Solutions, and many more.
The iconic week under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav week will be a grand celebration of a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital inclusion paving the way to realize the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of an AatmaNirbhar Bharat.
Detailed agenda of the event is available on https://amritmahotsav.negd.in/
The event will be live-streamed on the official YouTube Channel of Digital India: https://www.youtube.com/DigitalIndiaofficial/