National Digital Minorities Summit
Digital Empower Foundation belief that the digital world, the ICT world disproportionately helps the minorities. Followed by this belief we carry forward with our discussion on the same with the list of panelist
Chair & Keynote Address: Dr Wajahat Habibullah (Chairman to Minority Commission of India)
Moderator: Amir Ullah Khan (President Glocal University)
- Dr Wajahat Habibullah(Chairman to Minority Commission of India)
- Ajay Krishnan(Inclusive Growth Group, Bangalore)
- Amir-Association of Muslim Professionals (Group of Indian Educated Muslim)
- Dr Shahid Akhtar(Chairman of Jharkand Minority Commision)
- Intaj Ali Shah (Chairman West Bengal Minority Commission)
- Chhavi Rajavat (Sarpanch of Soda,Rajasthan)
- Shakir Hussain Siddiqui(Central WAF Council)
- Tufail Ahmed (Helpline Khizmat)
- Sanjeev(Founder of Infoedge/Naukri.Com/Jeevansaathi.com/99acres.com)
- Mr Shehzad Poonawala
- Nawab Malik (Cabinet Minister of Maharastra)
With this they have completed 600 hours of computer teaching in remote parts of Karnataka and 25000 hours of teaching in Kerela. With led to the skill development they worked closely with the Nurses Training Programme in Bihar where content of the nurses is given by the Partner which is a world leader in Nursing Education who use to developed, deploy, train the teachers and monitor and they are also responsible for the software . And the Cisco System in collaboration with Inclusive Growth Group in the hardware in the platform piece. In 34 locations in Kerala they have also expanded in Fashion Technology Skill, Motor Usage Technology Skill and these contracts with the completed of its successful first year it got renewed for the 2nd year. Skill partners for Pune have Maliyali Skill Trainers teaching in Soft Skills to students .And that is how they have developed a noticeable change in their Skill Development Programmes. The key of technology have taken care end to end by using Cisco Education Enabled Platform (CEEP) which contains Industrial Grad Devices kept in the top of the classroom in the ceiling which has a router, computer, projector built-in, cameras are connected to it, mike on the sides, mike for the students, speakers on the side, digital pad in the remote classroom. In India their presence in over 160 locations out of which some are free pilots but most are paid pilots.
Technology is an important in transparency which provides objectified data which can be trusted. For example in a survey done by village locals and outside volunteers there was 880 Houses in the village whereas the Government record has 937 Houses.
Accessibility is a biggest problem in the villages at various levels where technology can play a big role as it can help in posting the photographs as evidence of the projects that is being executed and how far that is being executed in various levels in village. In their village they do not have safe drinking water even for the purpose of irrigation. Education is also another biggest issue which teachers are not available, students were taught only Hindi, Sanskrit Literature and Geography where accessibility to digital world can provide them education in the remote corners of the village.
Empowerment is an very important factor that needs to be discussed. Here Christian Community has done a great work in empowering digital device through education. As large number of them are educated they have open schools in various locations where Christian Minority can pursue their formal education and this is how they serve their needs. The Digital minority is not related to religion neither there is only Muslim Minority but also Parsi Minority Committee, Christian Minority Committee, Jain Minority Committee etc .It is due to lack in economics who cannot afford a computer,i-phone and wi-fi at home will certainly will be more fortune to digital community. In India out of 80% of digitally accessed people 10% are rich people. It is due to the issued of language as we have access to limited content available. To take care of Muslim Minority Community in India we need to generate more content in Urdu digitally. So, it is not the question of accessibly to computers rather the local needs of the digital content is to be taken care instead of making it general. Education, Language and Content of the Digital Device collectively caters the need of empowerment of minority community
Question Answering Session with the panelist:-
1)How to take forward the available Scholarship Scheme to the remote corners of the society?
Physical and Financial achievement have a plan where 1.2 corers Pre Matric Scholarship awarded,1246 Scholarship,64 Pre Matric Scholarship were awarded,786.19 corers were released during 2012-13,17.87 corers were Post Matric Scholarship awarded,820.8 to five year plan.
2)Question to Mr Sanjeev-How could the Real Estate Agency of Mumbai can post his advertisement on proving rent space to all but not to Muslims ?
3) Question to Dr Wajahat Habibullah (Chairman to Minority Commission of India)-What is the idea behind Muslim historical backwardness?
In 1856 the leading Educational Institution were found only in Delhi only traditional Education were found but all were systematically destroyed by the British in the war. Hindu rise against the British Empire and in that the Muslim felt that they were left behind and they were excluded in from everything And this lead to the rise of Aligarh Muslim University.
4) Question to Tufail Ahmed ( Khizmat Helpline)-What are they doing to aware the society about their helpline?
5) Question to Mr Amir (Founder of AMP)-What leads to the growth and development of his organization?
Through virtual world and digitization AMP itself have formed as one of the biggest minority community of youth Muslim who has provided various Scholarship and Employment Scheme to the minorities in 5 to 6 years. They are using all available digital technology to promote their community. All their meetings, conferences, document management system is taking huge advantage of digital world. In 50 different locations they used manage their documents through cloud computing. And with this they have exponently grown and created huge mass of database. All these they have operated without office virtually through digital media.