RAJASTHAN IT DAY 2017

India’s largest state Rajasthan has given the nation and the world some leading entrepreneurs who shaped the trade and industrial landscape of the subcontinent through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mrs. Vasundhara Raje, Hon’ Chief Minister

The two day celebration of Rajasthan IT Day, 2017 ended up yesterday. Government of Rajasthan (GoR) organised Rajasthan IT Day 2017 on the theme, “Skills for employability”. The event was an initiative of Rajasthan Government. The two day function held at the Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. 500 students and IT enthusiasts were seen attending the event. This was the second installment of the Rajasthan IT Day.
India’s largest state Rajasthan has given the nation and the world some leading entrepreneurs who shaped the trade and industrial landscape of the subcontinent through the 19th and 20th centuries.
The two-day event, IT Day was one of its kind innovation fest that united the voices of millions of entrepreneurs & innovators and provided a platform to various individuals from the field of IT and e-Governance to showcase their skills and innovation and seek possibilities of support from Government and Venture Capitalist organizations for scaling up.

Hon’ Chief Minister with Other Dignitaries

The event was honored by the presence of dignitaries of Government of India and Government of Rajasthan; officers of Government of Rajasthan, specifically Department of Industries, BIP, Finance Department, Department of Information Technology & Communication; IT industrialists and members of Rajasthan Venture Capital fund.
The event was assured success. There were hundreds of motivational speakers, motivating and inspiring the startups and the young enthusiasts creating an educating and informative aura all around. The young energy was seen listening and absorbing the knowledge pouring out by different speakers all aces and kings in their own IT segments. 

Hon’ Chief Minister, inaugurating the Rajasthan Data Centre

The event was honored with the presence of Hon’ Chief Minister, Mrs. Vasundhara Raje. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje asked specialists and youths working in the Information Technology (IT) sector to work towards making Rajasthan a ‘smart state’. She exuded confidence for the state’s progress in the IT sector at a gathering on IT Day here. Raje said youths through their innovations and start-ups can play an important role in solving problems.

Hon’ Chief Minister, addressing the IT Enthusiasts

“Rajasthan is providing 290 IT integrated services through one program. The services are being provided through 40,000 E-Mitra kiosks,” Raje said women are being empowered through the Bhamashah scheme.
Smt. Raje was addressing a function organized on the occasion of Rajasthan IT Day at Birla Auditorium on Tuesday. She said that the state government was using technology for empowerment, transparency and accountability. On this occasion, she inaugurated the country’s first Statewide IP Telephony Hotline and laid foundation of the Bhamashah State Data Centre.

Giving Away Prices to Hackathon Winners

The CM said that during her previous tenure in the government the initiatives like Statewide OFC Networks, Rajasthan Statewide Area Network and Common Service Centre called e-Mitra, were launched, which were then replicated all over the country. Similarly, the Bhamashah Program was initiated in 2007-2008, which has now gone far beyond financial inclusion and delivery of all benefits to a family through direct transfer into one common account. Very soon it would also have a legal backbone in the form of Bhamashah Act, she said.

Awarding the Police Department of Jaipur

The CM also gave prizes worth Rs. 15 lakh, 10 lakh and 7.5 lakh to the winning teams of Hackathon competition respectively led by Shri Kundan Singh, Shri Ankush Sharma and Shri Arjun Sharma. She also honoured Collector of Nagaur district Shri Rajan Vishal, Collector of Udaipur district Shri Rohit Gupta, Jaipur Police Commissioner Shri Sanjay Agarwal, CEO of Jaipur Smart City Ltd. Shri Sandesh Nayak and other officers and employees for innovations and adoption of IT solutions in delivery of public services.

At the Event

There were many different events organized during the fest like Hackathon, an ethical hacking competitions in which almost 500 IT enthusiasts participated. The quick quiz competitions in which hundreds of prices and gifts where distributed amongst the winners. Also, questions welcomed from the audiences.
The whole event was a work of Rajasthan DOIT ( Rajasthan Department of Information Technology). The fest was a bit different from last year as this time the event hosted Hackathon . Each registered participant was given a bag and the winner where given cash prices. The event also had an IT exhibition of which the Hon’ Chief Minister took a tour. She even inaugurated the Rajasthan Data Centre along with the Government Dignitary Mr. Akhil Arora. She appreciated and congratulated Mr. Akhil Arora under whose guidance the event was a success.

During the exhibition CM controlling the Drone

When asked about why the startups are short lived and do not survive longer by a young IT enthusiast, guiding and letting out the secret of a successful startup Mr. Rajneesh Bhandari, TIE, said “ Startup’s have a high immortality rate because of the lack of researches. The key point to success of any startup is ‘Research’. The more you spend the time knowing the need of time and work on resolving those problems, the better your work gets”, while for the same question, Mr. Ajay Data, CEO, Data XGen, said “ more analysis, more paralysis. Believe in yourself and work in the positive direction to achieve what you have envisaged.”
Overall the whole fest was all about making and kicking up a revolution to make Rajasthan Digital. Promoting “the skill for employability” notion amongst the young energy and young clad of Rajasthan and making Rajasthan more and more employable in the IT sector of India.
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