WSIS Awards

April 14, 20197 days 470
  • Two projects of West Bengal Government, “Utkarsh Bangla” and “Sabooj Sathi” have won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards under the aegis of the United Nations.
  • WSIS Prizes is an international contest to recognise individuals, governments and private bodies for implementing development-oriented strategies by leveraging the power of information and communication technology.
  • The contest was first held in 2012.
Utkarsh Bangla
  • It got the topmost award and emerged a winner in Capacity Building category.
  • It is a project for skill development training for increasing employment opportunities for 6 lakh youth every year.
Sabooj Sathi
  • It ranked in the first five as a champion project under ICT application: E-Government category.
  • Under it, nearly 1 Crore bicycles have been provided to school going students in classes IX to XII.

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