Digital Award 2016 given to Simhastha

Union minister Mr. Ravishankar Prasad gives award in New Delhi

digital21-12-16Bhopal, December 21, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):   After Skoch Platinum Award, Skoch Order of Merit Award, Best Civic City Award by MP Tourism Dept, Ujjain received the award in the most innovation citizen engagement category in Digital Awards programme held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi today. Former Simhastha fair officer Mr. Avinash Lavaniya, former deputy fair officer Mr. Sujan Rawat received the award from Union Minister for Electronics, Information Technology, Law and Justice, Mr. Ravishankar Prasad. Presentations were invited from different departments and agencies for encouraging and awarding innovations adopted to provide people-friendly and public welfare services through information technology in the country by national information centre of the government of India. Services were provided to crores of visitors during Simhastha congregation, using information technology by Simhastha Fair Office. GIS, mobile app, website, call centre, smart parking, social media, display system, help centres etc. were the main mediums used for this.

Twenty awards were given among proposals received from across the country in six categories. Only Simhastha office received the award from Madhya Pradesh. Audience clapped as announcement was made to give award to Simhastha, Ujjain and Mr. Ravishankar Prasad also greeted fair officer and his team at the stage. The last Simhastha was earmarked for use of new technology of IT.  Fair officer Mr. Lavaniya, an IITian used new technology with his team members.

Deputy fair officer Mr. Sujan Rawat played important role in executing the newest technology on the ground along with his team. Mr. Manish Vijayvergiya and Mr. Deepak Verma were members in the IT team. Fair officer Mr. Lavaniya gave credit of this award to public of Ujjain and hard work of his team.

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