Weekly Newsletter, 09/27/2018
Mattur (or Mathur) is identified as the Sanskrit village of India. The village is situated in the Shimoga district near the city of Shivamogga in Karnataka state, India. It is one of its kind because of the language Sanskrit, which is spoken for day-to-day communication between the local people, although the general language of the state is Kannada. This is a very rare village in India where Sanskrit is spoken as a regional language. Sanskrit is the main language of a majority of the 5,000 residents of this village situated around 8 km from Shivamogga.

On 1st Sep 2018, VLE Mr. Ajith S A took the initiative to implement (PMGDISHA) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, Digital Literacy as the basic building stone, which is required to build India towards Digital inclusive India. Nearly 700 high school students and citizens nearby Mattur GP gathered in this event. Sanskrit PMGDISHA Center was inaugurated by IAS officer Sri Madusudan Bhat, Assistance commissioner of Customs, Kozhikode, Ex-MLC Bhanuprakash, Member of Legislative Assembly Sri Araga Jnanendra Thirthahalli Constitution & CSC DMs.

VLE Ajith has taken great step to impart PMGDISHA Modules in Sanskrit language itself which is happening for the 1st time in India.


Union Minister Smriti Irani announces Pindara Thakur village as “DigiGaon”

Union Textilies Minister, Ms.Smriti Irani inaugurated on Saturday (01.09.2018) “the DigiGaon” initiative at a Village in Amethi District as part of efforts to provide people access to Government Services. During the inauguration of “DigiGaon” in Amethi( U.P), she said that the CSC movement had transformed into a movement of change bringing services like banking, pensions, digital literacy and telemedicine to rural and remote villages through electronic infrastructure.

Also present during the launch ceremony were Dr.DineshTyagi (CEO-CSC-SPV), District Magistrate of Amethi, Ms.Shakuntala Gautam and Hon’ble State Minister Sh.Suresh Passi. Mr Passi ,said that the CSC project is providing sustainable digital access to rural communities and are giving the necessary impetus for upliftment of the rural community.

Under the DigiGaon Village initiative, Hon’ble Minister Ms.Smriti Irani also inaugurated a Common Service Center(CSC), that would provide digital access to 100 + Government Services, at Pindara Thakur Village in Musafirkhana block in Amethi. She also mentioned that in order to serve the ladies, especially young women, sanitary napkins are being prepared under the “Stree Swabhiman Yojana” in all 13 Blocks of Amethi.

DigiGaon or Digital Village is conceptualised as a connected village where citizens can avail various e-Services of the Central Government, state Governments and private players in rural and remote villages in the country. These DigiGaons are projected to be change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods through community participation and collective action. The digital villages have been equipped with solar lighting facility in their community center, LED assembly unit, sanitary napkin unit and Wi-fi choupal (rural Wi-Fi infrastructure and a slew of suitable applications).

These villages are running the regular CSC services like banking, health, education, financial services, and a host of other services. In the initial phase villages like Dhanauri Kalan (G.B.Nagar), Sultanpur(Ghazibad) &Pindara Kothari (Amethi) in Uttar Pradesh, have been chosen for Digigaon Or Digital Village

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