Saturday, August 04, 2007

Mission 2007 extends period, sets new targets

Noted Indian scientist and visionary Prof. M.S. Swaminathan has put forward new targets and goalpost for his Mission: Every Village A Knowledge Centre during fourth convocation of Mission 2007.

Swaminathan Research Foundation (SRF) making its all efforts to develop knowledge based rural society. The Mission 2007’s efforts and initiatives are really motivational for other organizations, which are working for rural development.

The three days event was really excellent. The distinguished panelists gave new dimensions to Mr. Swaminathan’s idea.

Meanwhile, there is a big demerit of Mission 2007. Obviously, it’s my personal view. That is many big companies working in ICT like Microsoft, Intel, Wipro, TCS etc are the partners of the mission. No doubt, they are fulfilling their ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR), but, they are willing to use the village knowledge center as their customer care center or product selling points as they are much aware of unexposed potential market of India.

Even, during the convocation, representatives of their companies invited to give presentation or lecture on ‘Social Inclusion In Access To The Benefits Of Digital Technology’. But, some of them did what can be expected from a business organization.

Above all, the Mission 2007 has initiated a unique project to bring change in rural Indian society therefore they deserve appreciation in this regards.

It’s my first installment on Mission 2007’s convocation. I will write some more items on it. You can visit mission’s portal for more info.


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