There’s adoption of technology and then there’s adoption of tech that spirals the adopter towards advancement at a pace faster than one can imagine. One such case in point is Rajasthan, which is leaping digitally forward each day.
Under the aegis of the Hon’ble CM Vasundhara Raje and her able team, the Rajasthan government has been taking new strides in digital advancement and in bringing technology closer to the common man.
One such initiative by the state government and the Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoITC) is the Rajasthan DigiFest, which was launched in 2016. The DigiFest, the government claims, is the largest technological fest in the country, attracting more than one lakh people from across the world.
With a view to leapfrog further on the technology charts of India, the Rajasthan DigiFest is back with its fourth edition. Themed around Technology For All, this year’s DigiFest is scheduled to be held from July 25-27 in the city of Bikaner.
Rajasthan DigiFest-Hackathon 5.0
“The Hackathon is not a one-off event but a part of a series, aimed at engaging with the best young brains of the country so that they may partner with us in inventing a better tomorrow for the state.” — CM Vasundhara Raje.
The main thing that has worked in favour of the Rajasthan Government is its ability to pick up the pulse of its people and then offer solutions around it. One of its most successful initiatives has been the hackathons. From 400 coders in the first hackathon on Rajasthan IT Day 2017 to 5,000 coders on Rajasthan IT day in March 2018, the hackathons have seen tremendous interest from the coding community.