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  • Digital India Week Events/Activities in

    South West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

    Friday July 3rd, 2015

    District Level Event:

    A) Mawkyrwat, Multipurpose Hall, DCs Office Complex:

    The 1

    st Digital India Week 2015 was celebrated at Multipurpose Hall, DCs Office Complex,

    Mawkyrwat by the DC's office of South West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya with great zeal

    and fervour. The event was chaired by Km. Dali Kharshiing, MCS, Extra Assistant

    Commissioner, and District Nodal Officer for Digital India Week of South West Khasi Hills

    District.

    The Honble Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of Meghalaya Shri Rowell Lyngdoh

    graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the event with Smt. Ripnar Lyngdoh, IAS,

    Deputy Commissioner South West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya as the Guest of Honour.

    All District Heads of Offices, South West Khasi Hills District were also invited and several

    were present at the event along with a huge gathering of students and teachers from

    different schools and colleges of the District and DC office staff. The programme included

    the following events:

    Registration of participants: The event started at 9:30 AM with the registration of all the

    participants where the participants provided their details. More than 250 participants were

    registered. All participants received a Digital India Brochure.

  • Speech by Chairperson: At 10:00 AM

    Chairperson Km. D. Kharshiing, MCS, EAC

    South West Khasi Hills District welcomed

    all the guests and participants with an

    introductory speech.

    Introduction to Digital India: Shri. Rajib

    Bhattacharjee, District Informatics

    Associate, National Informatics Center

    District Unit, Mawkyrwat gave a brief

    introduction to Digital India Initiative of Govt.

    Of India and Digital India Week explaining

    the visions, goals and implementation

    methodology of the initiative. He

    emphasised that the need of the hour for the

    public is to be aware and socially active in learning and use Information and Technology for

    the betterment of the society.

    National Anthem: The Singing of the National Anthem by everyone was led by the

    Students of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills District.

  • Speech by Chief Guest and Guest of Honour: Smt. Ripnar Lyngdoh, IAS, Deputy

    Commissioner South West Khasi Hills District spoke on the importance of Information

    Technology in our day to day lives. She informed the gathering about the e-Governance

    plan envisioned by the Govt. Of India, under the leadership of our Honble Prime

    Minister Shri Narendra Modi. For that, she stressed on the right usage of Information

    Technology by students. She discouraged them to misuse IT, since it would be detrimental

    to the growth and development of the society as a whole.

    Shri Rowell Lyngdoh, Deputy Chief Minister Govt. Of Meghalaya being the Chief Guest of

    the occasion, spoke on the importance of Information Technology and the use of digital

    gadgets in our daily lives. He was informed the gathering about the smart classroom

    initiatives taken by the IT Dept. & North Eastern Council for promoting quality education in

    schools. He also stressed on the use & misuse of technology for our self interests. He

    stated that technology should be applied for the development of the society & not for

  • criminal purposes. He closed his speech by inaugurating Digital India Week at the District

    level.

    Digital India Film: The Digital India Film

    Compiled by Govt. Of India was shown to

    the gathering on the screen. The film and

    its importance were then explained in brief

    by Shri. Rajib Bhattacharjee, District

    Informatics Associate, National Informatics

    Center District Unit, Mawkyrwat.

    Cultural Program: The cultural programme, included Traditional Dance performed by the

    Seng Nonglang. Everyone was mesmerized by the performance of the group and

    applauded graciously. The other performance was a self composed song by a local artist on

    Digital India Week. Cultural Programme was followed by refreshments for all.

    Presentation by Resource Person: After lunch break, two back to back powerpoint

    presentation were presented. Shri Rajib Bhattacharjee, DIA, NIC District Unit, Mawkyrwat

    talked about the topic Digital Literacy and its Importance in an interactive presentation

    session. After the presentation, Shri. Kevin G. Khyne, District IT Manager, DRDA South

    West Khasi Hills District, discussed about Digital Hygiene with a well designed

    presentation. Students from all schools including teachers and District Officers actively

    interacted and participated in the session with thought provoking questions and ideas.

  • Poster making competition: A poster competition was organised for the students on the

    theme Digital Literacy & Cyber Hygiene.

    More than 15 teams participated in the

    competition from different schools and

    colleges. The posters were evaluated by a

    panel of two judges consisting of Km. D.

    Kharshiing, MCS, EAC and District Nodal

    Officer for DIW, and Smt. Shelley Ch.

    Momin, MCS, EAC South West Khasi Hills

    District on the basis of originality,

    creativity, design and relevance of the

    idea. 3 winners were selected who were awarded certificates and cash prizes. The prizes

    were handed over to the winners by Shri,. B. K. Syiem, District Horticulture Officer, South

    West Khasi Hills District.

    Prize Distribution and Vote of Thanks: Prizes and Honorarium were distributed to the

    students and resource persons which was concluded by a vote of thanks by Smt. Shelley

  • Ch. Momin, MCS, EAC South West Khais Hills District.

    B) Inauguration of Smart Class Room at Maharam Govt. Higher Secondary School:

    After the conclusion of the district level event Shri Rowell Lyngdoh, Deputy Chief Minister,

    Govt. Of Meghalaya and Smt. Ripnar Lyngdoh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South West

    Khasi Hills District and the other district officials gathered together at Maharam Govt. Higher

    Secondary School for the inauguration of the smart class room in line with Digital India

    Week Celebration. The students of Maharam Govt. Higher Secondary School and the

    teachers were present at the event. The event began with a speech from the principal of

    Maharam Govt. Higher Secondary School followed by speech from Shri. Rowell Lyngdoh,

    Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. Of Meghalaya, and Smt. Ripnar Lyngdoh, IAS, Deputy

    Commissioner, South West khasi Hills District. In their speech, both of them emphasised on

    using the power of technology appropriately for the benefit of the people. Smt. Ripnar

    Lyngdoh also quoted that With great power, comes great responsibility. Students were

    inspired by the oratory speech given by both the dignitaries. The speech was followed by

    inauguration of the smart classroom and a brief demonstration of the working of the smart

    classroom devices by the computer teacher of the school. The program ended with vote of

    thanks from one of the senior teachers of the school followed by light refreshments.

  • Tuesday, 7th July, 2015

    Closing of Digital India Week at District Level

    C) Inauguration of Tablets, Wi-Fi & Projectors at Nativity Higher Secondary School:

    The event started at about 11:30 AM at Nativity Higher Secondary School Auditorium,

    Mawkyrwat. The Chief Guest for the event was Shri. S. Nongkhlaw, District School

    Education Officer, South West Khasi Hills District and the resource person was Shri Rajib

    Bhattacharjee, District Informatics Associate, NIC District Unit, Mawkyrwat. The class 11

    and 12 students of the school were present at the Auditorium hall along with the teachers.

    The program began with a welcome speech by Rev. Father Roland, the Principal of the

    School in which he welcomed both the Guests. The speech was followed by a brief

    introduction to Digital India and the Uses of technology in education system by Shri Rajib

    Bhattacharjee. Briefly after the speech Shri S. Nongkhlaw discussed about the importance

    of technology in education and its merits. Students were very inspired by the oratory speech

    of Shri. S. Nongkhlaw. He then launched the tablets, projector and the Wi-Fi amidst huge

    applauses from the participants. It was followed by a quick practical demonstration by Shri

    Rajib Bhattacharjee on how to use the devices by showing the students some slides from

    the subject Microeconomics. He also educated the students on internet browsing and

    projecting the information on the projector screen. The events ended briefly after that with

    vote of thanks from Rev. Father Roland followed by light refreshment for all.

    Dated: 08-07-2015

    Place: Mawkyrwat

    (Smti R. Lyngdoh, IAS)

    Deputy Commissioner

    South West Khasi Hills District

    Mawkyrwat