mBillionth Award 2017

mBillionth Award 2017

Prof Partha Pratim Das, Jt-PI, NDLI receives the mBillionth award. Also present Dr Plaban Kumar Bhowmick, Co-PI and Dr B Sutradhar, Co-PI of NDLI.

The National Digital Library of India’s Android mobile app ‘NDL India’ was declared the winner of the mBillionth South Asia Award 2017, along with BYJU and WorldReader in the “Learning and Education” category.

The mBillionth Award South Asia is given as a recognition of excellence in mobile innovations for development.

The IIT Kharagpur-led NDL India is a single window integration over existing digital repositories with content in several Indian and foreign languages. A digital library with over 1.3 crore content in more than 200 languages, National Digital Library of India brings texts, lectures, videos, audios, presentations and all other kinds of learning material to people everywhere.
In 2010 the Digital Empowerment Foundation instituted the award in association with World Summit Awards for recognizing excellence in mobile innovations for development. The awards seek to not only reward all those who are taking initiatives to bridge the digital divide, empower people and bring about greater socio-economic equality but also create an ecosystem and network of such innovators and developers so that they can learn from each other, collaborate and scale up, the award website said.

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