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Vikaspedia E-Learning Programs Organized By CRD 2013

India Development Gateway (InDG) is a web portal developed as part of the national level initiative, and dedicated to empowerment of rural India. InDG initiative is supported by Department of Information Technology, Ministry of communication & Information Technology, Government of India and executed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad.

This portal is available in five different languages including Assamese, English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi. For each language, there is a state nodal agency which is responsible for translating existing content in English-version and also collecting more creative writing means for development of common mass. Since April 2010 Centre for Rural Development (CRD) is working as nodal centre for translating the site content into Assamese. As mentioned earlier CRD had beenselected by CDAC as a nodal agency to implement as well as introduced these e-portal project in entire Assam where series of workshop needed to be organized regarding Vikaspedia e-portal and related knowledge need to be shared with the respective people who are closely associated with the content of the Vikaspedia e-portal or knowing to use internet. The main objective of this program is to introduce people about unique method of “Typing in Assamese Unicode” in the VIKASPEDIA e-portal where people can write article or information in Assamese language. Earlier it was not possible to write anything in internet in Assamese language but in VIKASPEDIA e-portal now people can easily write or read the content of the VIKASPEDIA in Assamese language which is so unique and innovative. CRD has already been organized and conducted more than 10 workshops till date in entire Assam and project is still going on.

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