Modi Govt Launches Innovation Challenge To Create Language Learning App

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Modi Govt Launches Innovation Challenge To Create Indian Language Learning App, Details Here

Modi Govt launched an Innovation Challenge for creating an Indian Language Learning App on 28th April 2021. It aims to take forward the Prime Minister’s vision of celebrating India’s cultural diversity.  The app for MyGov’s Innovation Challenge will allow individuals to learn simple sentences of any Indian language and gain a  working knowledge of any Indian language. The motive of this challenge is to create an app that will promote regional language literacy.

MyGov is the Government of India’s innovative citizen engagement platform for direct citizen participation in governance. It provides an avenue for citizens to channelize their ideas and creative suggestions to Central Ministries and associated organizations. Citizens can participate in policy formulation and program implementation to usher in an era of direct participatory democracy.  Let’s discuss some key highlights of the Innovation Challenge launched by the Modi government.

About Innovation Challenge 

The idea of a structured cultural connect between citizens of different regions of the country was mentioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas held on 31st October 2015. The Hon’ble Prime Minister propounded that cultural diversity is a joy that ought to be celebrated through mutual interaction & reciprocity between people of different States and Union territories in the true spirit of “Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat”. This innovation challenge is designed to build an App to learn basic sentences in various languages. It is a step in reducing the language barrier which exists due to the huge diversity in our country.

Parameters of the Modi Govt’s Innovation Challenge

  • It should be easy to use.
  • Simplicity should be maintained.
  • It should have a user-friendly Graphical User Interface.
  • It should have a great gamification feature.
  • It should have fine UI, UX and superior content

These parameters make the app easy and fun to learn an Indian language and the participants are given full freedom to propose and design the features to reflect their understanding of the problem.  Now that we know what the parameters are. Let’s jump on the vision for the app that is expected by the jury of the Innovation Challenge launched by the Modi government.

Vision for the App

It should be multi-modular and have the capacity to teach through the written word, voice and video/visuals. App developers can propose multiple interfaces for engagement of learners.

Important Dates for Participation 

Modi Govt launched Innovation Challenge for Indian individuals, start-ups and companies. For the product to be developed as part of the Challenge, if any Patent is being used, the contesting entity must possess the legitimate rights to use the Patents. The product to be developed for the challenge should be designed and developed in India. The Innovation Challenge launched by the Modi Government closes on 27 May 2021. Some important dates for the participants.

1Launch of Innovation Challenge28th April 2021
2Last Date for Prototype Submission27th May 2021
3Presentation by Top 10 Teams28th May 2021
4Declaration of results of Prototype Stage4th June 2021
5Production-ready product delivery9th July 2021

All updates and announcements will be made on the MyGov platform (https://www.mygov.in/). Details are available on NPLT (https://www.nplt.in), MSH (https://meitystartuphub.in/), and MeitY (meity.gov.in).

Submission of Prototype will close at 11:59 PM IST on the last day of submission.

Modi Govt Innovation Challenge: Selection Process

Upon evaluation of submission of prototypes, the top 10 teams will get an invitation to make presentations and the top 3 will be selected by a jury. The top 3 will receive funding of ₹20, ₹10 and ₹5 lakhs respectively to make their apps finer.

The solutions would be evaluated based on:

S. NoParameterDescription
1Approach Towards Problem SolvingProduct Idea, Degree of Innovation, Simplicity of Final Solution, Uniqueness & scalability of Idea, Novelty of Approach, understanding of data collection and features.
2Business Use CaseBusiness Case, USP, Monetization plan and Vision
3Solution Technical FeasibilityProduct features, Multilingual, Interoperability, Scalability, Usability, Milestone configuration, enhancement & expansion, Underlying technology components & stack, and futuristic orientation
4Gamification or Organic quotientThe gamification of learning modules and strategy of segregation of different levels of learning.

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