12th Five Year Plan Hackathon

The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council are organising the first ever Hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) on 6th – 7th April 2013. The Hackathon will invite citizens to innovatively communicate the Plan through creative visualizations and software applications.

The 12th Plan sets the vision for the next five years of growth. It is a document which advises the Government (Centre and State) on initiatives which will improve all walks of life. From education to environment and from water to space, you name it we have it in the Plan

While the 12th Five Year Plan endeavors to change India, we invite you to help us change the way we see the vision for the nation. Hack the Plan over a 2-day period, create out-of-this-world visualizations of the future, tell the next big story in a myriad ways and build apps to fuel the change.

For more information and participation visit http://data.gov.in/hackathon. You can also follow the event @PlanComIndia, @sampitroda and at facebook.com/PlanComIndia

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Google+ Hangout on the #12thplan

On Friday, March 15th, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Sam Pitroda and Members of the Planning Commission will be in a Google Hangout at 5 PM IST. They will discuss the key ideas of the 12th Plan and take questions on the same.

We invite you to participate in this first Planning Commission Google+ Hangout. Send us your questions and comments on the 12th Plan. The event hashtag is #12thplan. Don't forget to tune in on Friday, 15th from 5-6 PM IST. 

Join us via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/PlanComIndia and Follow us on Twitter: @PlanComIndia & @sampitroda

RSVP: Google+ https://plus.google.com/events/c1oc7d780qr15p2dril492otmjc or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PlanComIndia/posts/388873997878196


NKN Public Lecture Series with Sam Pitroda and Michael Sandel

The First National Knowledge Network Public Lecture Series with Sam Pitroda and Michael Sandel will be webcasted live on 23rd January, 2013 at http://www.webcast.gov.in/NKN in association with National Innovation Council and National Informatics Centre.

Download the poster. Follow the event on Facebook.


Important Details for Institutions

  1. This is the First Public Lecture over the NKN where Mr. Sam Pitroda and Prof. Michael Sandel are talking to several thousand students from all over India via the National Knowledge Network. The event will happen on 23rd January 2013 from 10 am to 11:30 am.
  2. Institutions should organise this event at their auditorium with several hundred students and various faculty members. The institute must have internet availability at their auditorium. The webcast can be accessed at http://www.webcast.gov.in/NKN
  3. Students and Faculty from any streams can attend this public lecture.
  4. During the event, students and faculty members are encouraged to send questions via Mr. Sam Pitroda's Twitter Handle @sampitroda
  5. Please publicize this event at your campus by putting up posters on the notice boards. You can also invite local media to cover the event.
  6. The webcast is open to all – in India and Internationally.

Report to The People 2012

National Innovation Council’s second annual “Report to the People 2012’ presentation to the Hon'ble President on 2nd November 2012 (friday) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Live webcast will be available on: http://webcast.gov.in/president/index.html

In keeping with the Government’s commitment of turning the next decade into a ‘Decade of Innovation’, the Council is presenting its second annual ‘Report to the People’ 2012 to the Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee which highlights the activities and initiatives undertaken by NInC to strengthen the innovation eco system in the country. The Report builds on the Council’s previous work and details the new initiatives in the past year.


Global Twitter Press Conference on GIR

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations and Chairman, National Innovation Council will host the first global press conference on Twitter to discuss ‘Global Innovation Roundtable’. The Global Twitter Press Conference will be conducted on 2nd November, the concluding day of the Global Innovation Roundtable hosted by the National Innovation Council, Government of India.


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