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Digital India Essay In Odiay

The Honourable Prime Minister in his “Mann Ki Baat” on 29th July 2017 spoke about a Sankalp to make “Filth – Quit India”. On August 9, 2017, he also issued a clarion call to the nation during his speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha to embrace the "Sankalp se Siddhi" movement, and appealed to all citizens to play their role towards achieving a New India by 2022.

To help implement the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision, Swachh Sankalp se Swachh Siddhi Essay Competition is being organized as another major step in making Swachhta a Jan Aandolan. Individuals are invited to write essays of not more than 250 words on the theme of Swachhta and describe how they can personally contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Essay Topic - What can I do for a Clean India?

The essay could be written in any of the following languages - it is mandatory to use the hashtag along with the languages in which the essay has been written: #assamese, #bengali, #bodo, #dogri, #english, #gujarati, #hindi, #kannada, #kashmiri, #konkani, #maithili, #malayalam, #manipuri, #marathi, #nepali, #oriya, #punjabi, #sanskrit, #santhali, #sindhi, #tamil, #telugu and #urdu.

It is mandatory to mention state of domicile with a hashtag (#): #AndamanandNicobarIslands, #AndhraPradesh, #ArunachalPradesh, #Assam, #Bihar, #Chandigarh, #Chhattisgarh, #DadraandNagarHaveli, #DamanandDiu, #Delhi, #Goa, #Gujarat, #Haryana, #HimachalPradesh, #JammuandKashmir, #Jharkhand, #Karnataka, #Kerala, #Lakshadweep, #MadhyaPradesh, #Maharashtra, #Manipur, #Meghalaya, #Mizoram, #Nagaland, #Odisha, #Puducherry, #Punjab, #Rajasthan, #Sikkim, #TamilNadu, #Telangana, #Tripura, #UttarPradesh, #Uttarakhand, #WestBengal

Three winners will be awarded at the national level. Awards will also be given at the State and District levels.

Senior citizens(above 60 years) and differently abled are encouraged to apply using the hashtags #senior and #differentlyabled, respectively, and will be given special recognition at the national awards.

Last date of submission is 8th September, 2017, midnight.

Participants can seek help from their Common Service Centres(CSC) to upload their entries in MyGov. If you need help uploading your entry, please visit your nearest CSC for support

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions, Technical Parameters and Evaluation Criteria

କମ୍ପ୍ୟୁଟରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା (Odia language in computer) is an essay published in Odia newspaper "The Samaja's Sunday supplement" on March 2. It is about the journey of Odia language in the digital era and the challenges faced during digitization of books and manuscripts.

It also focusses on the new technological advancements that allow users to interact and share knowledge on the internet in Odia language. It briefly explains about Odia Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia that is written by voluntary editors and the massive knowledge production by opening up platforms like these that allows real-time collaboration for editorship in regional languages.

A scanned version of the article is reproduced below. A higher resolution of this article could be read in The Samaja e-Paper.


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