Delhi envisages digital age social change through net

Launches portal for youth to form own e-NGOs and online action groups

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Jasleen Kaur | July 29, 2010



The Delhi government will now connect the youth through internet. The government on Thursday launched a web portal  http://www.youthportal.in/ under the Bhagidari initiative in partnership with the Electronic Youth Media Group, a youth engagement specialist company.

Through this portal the youth can collaborate their ideas on line for enabling change on ground and continuously work towards improving the surroundings.

The portal will also enable users to float their own E-NGOs, Action Groups and Square tables largely focussing on Eradicating the use of plastic bags, promoting use of solar energy, Recycling water and paper, creating Car Pool Network. It will also promote E-democracy, Entrepreneurship and Activism.

Speaking on this occasion Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "Through Bhagidari, we listen to people and work accordingly. This portal will invite young ideas and will help us in implementing change in a better way. We will also get to know about good practices and work that can be replicated."

Dikshit said that one third of the population of the state is already connected with the Bhagidari but the only missing link was the youth and the web portal will fill this gap.

Samayak Chakrabartty, Managing Director, Electronic Youth Media Group said, "This is a socio-entrepreneurial venture where our aim is to connect young ideas for social change through internet." On how he will promote the portal among youth, Samayak said they will not take help of any medium but will identify a problem and will find a solution through the portal. The Electronic Youth Media Group has provided the entire service including portal free of cost. It has been initiated in Delhi but the company has plans to take it across the country.

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