Digital Technology In India Essay In Gujarati

Milestones - Gujarati

2017-18

In the 9 th edition of the competition in the Gujarati language is targeting to reach participation of 3,10,000 students across 17 cities (set of cities) and 625 schools.the theme for this year's competition is "New India @ 70 and your Contribution".

The cities are:

1) Ahmedabad (Sanand-Viramgam-Dholka)2) Baroda - Godhra (Dabhoi-Vaghodiya)3) Bhavnagar - Botad(Gadhda)
4) Jamnagar (Dhrol-Kalawad-Lalpur)5) Bhuj (Kutch)-Gandhidham6) Anand - Nadiad(Kheda)
7) Ankleshwar - Navsari (Bharuch)8) Rajkot (Gondal)9) Surat (Surat sub district)
10) Surendranagar - Halvad(Morbi)11) Junagadh - Amreli(Keshod-Veraval)12) Gandhainagar (Kalol-Dehgam)
13) Mehsana - Patan - Visnagar14) Palanpur - Deesa15) Himmatnagar - Modasa
16) Jetpur (Dhoraji-Upleta)17) Porbandar - Dwarka - Khambhaliya

2016-17

In the 8 th edition of the competition in the Gujarati language witnessed a participation of 2,16,644 students across 14 cities (set of cities) and 500 schools

1) Ahmedabad-Sanand2) Baroda-Godhra3) Bhavnagar4) Jamnagar5) Bhuj (Kutch)6) Anand-Nadiad
7) Ankleshwar-Navsari8) Rajkot9) Surat10) Surendranagar-Limdi11) Junagadh-Amreli12) Gandhinagar-Himmatnagar
13) Mehsana-Patan14) Palanpur-Deesa

The theme for this year's competition is 'Global Warming and Climate Change'

City level winner identification is in progress.

City level winners for 2016-17 felicitated In Ahmedabad.

2015-16

In the 7 th edition of the competition in the Gujarati language has touched 14 cities (set of cities) and 500 schools reaching out to 2,17,953 students. The city level winners have been felicitated in Ahmedabad along with winners of English & Hindi.

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, and senior leaders from the Tata group, with the national winners of the 2015-16 edition of ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on January 12, 2018.

The national winners of the 2015-16 edition of Tata Building India School Essay Competition got a chance to meet the Honorable President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi and got a once in lifetime opportunity to take a tour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 12, 2018.

The young achievers were further felicitated by Mr. Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons Ltd at a function held on the same day in New Delhi.

The cities are:

1) Ahmedabad-Sananad2) Gandhinagar-Himmatnagar3) Surat4) Mehsana-Patan5) Bhavnagar6) Rajkot7) Bhuj
8) Ankleshwar-Navsari9) Baroda-Godhra10) Surendranagar-Limdi11) Amreli-Junagadh12) Jamnagar13) Anand-Nadiad14) Palanpur-Deesa

The theme for 2015-16 competition was "Digital Technology for a Better India".

2014-15

In the 6 th edition of the competition in the Gujarati language. Nearly 2 lakh students have participated across 14 cities (set of cities) and 500 schools. City level winners were felicitated in Ahmedabad. National winners were felicitated in New Delhi on 8 th Dec 2016.

The cities are:

1) Ahmedabad-Sananad2) Gandhinagar-Himmatnagar3) Surat4) Mehsana-Patan5) Bhavnagar6) Rajkot7) Bhuj
8) Ankleshwar-Navsari9) Baroda-Godhra10) Surendranagar-Limdi11) Amreli-Junagadh12) Jamnagar13) Anand-Nadiad14) Palanpur-Deesa

The theme for 2014-15 competition was "Clean India".

2013-14

In the 5 th edition of the competition in the Gujarati language. Nearly 1.8 lakh students participate across 12 cities (set of cities) and 400 schools.

The cities were include:

1) Ahmedabad-Sananad2) Gandhinagar-Himmatnagar3) Surat-Navsari4) Mehsana-Palanpur5) Bhavnagar6) Rajkot7) Bhuj
8) Bharuch-Ankleshwar9) Baroda-Anand10) Surendranagar-Limdi11) Amreli-Junagadh12) Jamnagar

The theme for 2013-14 competition was "Happy & Prosperous Nation".The City level winners were felicitated at City level function organized at Ahmedabad.

and the National level winners were felicitated in along with the winners of 2012-13

2012-13

The 4th edition of this competition in the Gujarati language was launched in October 2012. Nearly 1.6 lakh students participated across 12 cities (set of cities) and 400 schools.

The cities were include:

1) Ahmedabad2) Surat3) Baroda / Anand4) VallabhVidya Nagar Rajkot5) Valsad / Vapi / Navsari6) Mehsana / Palanpur7) Jamnagar / Mithapur
8) Porbunder9) Bhavnagar

The theme for 2012-13 competition was "Science & Technology for India". The winners at city level were felicitated in Ahmedabad. National level winners are being identified, the winners will be felicitated in along with the winners of 2013-14.

2011-12

The 3rd edition of this competition in the Gujarati language was launched in October 2011. Nearly 1.6 lakh students participated across 12 group of cities and 400 schools.

The cities were include:

1) Ahmedabad2) Surat3) Baroda / Anand4) VallabhVidya Nagar Rajkot5) Valsad / Vapi / Navsari6) Mehsana / Palanpur7) Jamnagar / Mithapur
8) Porbunder9) Bhavnagar

The theme for 2011-12 competition was "Clean and Green Nation”. The city level winners were felicitated at Ahmedabad in July 2012. The National winners got an opportunity to meet the President on 2nd April 2013 and also got a once in a life time opportunity to see and admire the Rashtrapati Bhavan as a special guided tour was arranged for them.

2010-11

The 2nd edition of this competition in the Gujarati language was launched in October. Nearly 2.61 lakh students participated across 12 group of cities and 400 schools.

The cities were include:

1) Ahmedabad2) Surat3) Rajkot4) Rajkot5) Gandhinagar6) Valsad / Vapi / Navsari
7) Mehsana / Palanpur8) Gandhidham / Bhuj9) Jamnagar / Mithapur8) Porbunder / Dwarka9) Bharuch / Ankleshwar10) Bhavnagar
11) Limdi/Surendranagar12) Junagadh

The city level winners were felicitated at Ahmedabad. The National winners got an opportunity to meet the President on 2nd April 2013 and also got a once in a life time opportunity to see and admire the Rashtrapati Bhavan as a special guided tour was arranged for them.

2009-10

Tata group reached out to students in Gujarat for the first time in 2009-10 with this competition. The competition was conducted in over 400 Gujarati medium schools across 9 clusters of cities. 3 regional felicitation events were conducted for the city winners. Finally, 2009-10 state level winners from Gujarat along with winners from 6 languages were jointly felicitated at a gala function by Dr. E. Sreedharan at Delhi.

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Digital Education in India

January 22, 2016

by Rumani Saikia Phukan

With the development of Internet, mobile phones, mobile apps, tablets, laptops, and other modern devices, things are becoming more and more digitalised in today’s world. The education system in India’s metros and other cities has also become modernised to a great extent, making way for digitalisation. With a number of International schools coming up, digital education is making its way into the education system of India and is taking the place of the traditional classroom training.

Basic difference between digital education and the class room education

Gone are those days when classroom training was restricted to textbook learning, teachers using the blackboard to explain things and students writing down notes in copies. The traditional teacher-centred methods of teaching and task-based approaches to learning focused more on making notes and memorization. However, it’s no more chalk and talk in most schools. Classroom teaching has become more and more interactive nowadays with the use of digital methods such as PPTs, video presentations, e-learning methods, practical demos, online training and other digital methods or platforms.

Advantages of teacher-led classroom training

  • This is an efficient method of presenting a large volume of study material to students.
  • It is a personal, face-to-face type of training.
  • Everyone gets the same information at the same time.
  • It is cost-effective.

Disadvantages of teacher-led classroom training

  • Sometimes it is not interactive.
  • Success of the lectures depends on the effectiveness of the teacher.
  • More of memorising and mugging up for the students, instead of enhancing their metal skills and abilities.
  • Time taking.

How does digital education benefit the child?

  • Interactive: With digital education, classroom teachings have become more fun and interactive. Children tend to be more attentive. They are not only listening but also viewing it on the screen which makes their learning all the more effective. Here, sounds and visuals go hand-in-hand which is easy for the child to grasp.
  • Attention to details: Interactive online presentations or practical sessions in educational content through interactive screen time help the students to pay more attention to details which enable them to complete their activities on their own.
  • Quick completion: Using tabs, laptops or notepads, instead of pens and pencils, motivates children to complete their tasks quickly.
  • Vocabulary: Active online screen time helps students develop language skills. By reading eBooks or accessing study materials online, they learn new words and expand their vocabulary.
  • Learn at his pace: Many a times, a student hesitates to ask a question to his teacher in classroom training. But with digital education, even if he does not understand anything at one go, he can attend the recorded sessions to clear his doubts. Technology enables a student to learn at his own pace.
  • User-friendly: The best thing about digital education is that it is user-friendly. You can very well access your curriculum wherever you are. You can learn on the go. Even if you miss certain classes, you can access the class notes and download files from the school website.
  • Learn on his own: Also, nowadays, online study materials are easily available. Even if the entire education system is not digitalised, yet students can leverage the power of digital content depending upon their capabilities. So students, can access exclusive online study modules of various subjects, which help them to enhance their knowledge even without a teacher.
  • External guidance: With online education, students can even further connect with distant counsellors and faculty to seek guidance or resolve queries.

Disadvantages of digital education for children

However, digital education also has its disadvantages:

  • Expensive: First of all, it is expensive. That is why we see that most International schools and schools that have digital education are far more expensive than the regular schools.
  • Infrastructure: To have digital education means, you need to have a proper infrastructure not only at schools but also at homes, particularly affordable broadband.
  • No fixed schedule: Online learning requires much better management and rigid schedules, whereas in traditional classroom training, everything is as per a fixed schedule.
  • Reduces creative abilities: Getting all answers on the net easily also reduces the children’s own creative abilities.
  • Lazy approach to studies: This may lead to poor study habits and can develop in children a lazy attitude. Digital education can also make children forget the basic way of studying. Even for simple problems and homework, they are used to seeking help from the net.
  • Security: Last but not the least, going online does not mean that your child is only looking for study materials. There are many things which a child might come across that are not good for him.

So, digital education has its pros and cons. So, students need to be properly guided by their parents and teachers every time they are going to use the online technology.

Read: Understanding the Importance of Education in Life


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