India to develop multi-lingual website

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Seeking increased participation of youth in decision making, Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affair Pratik Patil today said the ministry has come out with an ambitious Rs 100-crore project of developing a multi-lingual website.

Patil was addressing the delegation of 88 Indian youths who are on a visit to China under youth exchange programme being held by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affair.

While calling upon the youngsters to actively participate in the government policies, he said: “The website will give youth a platform to convey their ideas and suggestions to us. It is a strong way of connecting the youth with the government. Every youngster visiting the site will upload his or her details, which will then form a large database. This database is being created for the companies, which are experiencing dearth of industry-oriented students,” he added.

This Rs 100-crore integrated software may also witness active participation of the private partners, but up to the level of project initiation only. Patil added that the ministry plans to carve this project in such a way that minimum government manpower was deployed for its upkeep and maintenance.

Besides uploading their details and information, the youth visiting website can also post their suggestions or mail their problems directly to the concerned ministry.

“For this, a detailed plan has been presented to the Prime Minister’s Office. Only after his office gives nod to the project, we will be able to move ahead,” he added.

While there is no deadline for initiation of this project, Patil expects to commission it before the end of his tenure.

Urging youngsters to vote for the cause of democracy and government, Patil agreed that role of Indian youth should be extended beyond forming crowds or raising slogans at gatherings. “It’s high time we wake up to the fact of being one of the nations with highest young population.

Unless and until we do not involve youngsters in decision making procedure, we cannot even think of development” he opined.
 
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