I am enjoying the trip to Hyderabad (my home town, after all) on this mission -e-India 2010 Conference and Exhibition. Having launched India's first Post Graduate Program in e-Governance last year in collaboration with NISG, Hyderabad and Dept of IT, GOI, New Delhi successfully, we are embarking into the 2nd batch this October. Enough of campaigning has been done from June 2010 onwards through print and electronic media as also visits to State Govts (I went to Goa, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar) for generating awareness.
I am amazed to participate in the great event - a culmination of PPP in real way. GOI, State Govts like AP, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, etc have stalls here. Other senior Officials from other Governments are actively moving round the venue in Hotel Novotol (Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hitec City). What a great feeling. NISG Officials Mr Piyush and Ms Sridevi were here to share the job.
Prof Mohan from Manipal joined me and Mr Venkat bringing with him some more posters, brochures, etc. I will attach a few photographs in a day or two. We are eagerly waiting for the Awards announcements tomorrow as a candidate for Skill Development Initiative category. Speakers are pouring thoughts, Stalls are full of colourful posters, leaflets, literature. Many Educational stalls are present in the Exhibition too. Today is only a first day, with formalities like inauguration by hon'ble Chief Minister of AP - Dr Roshaiah and other dignitaries from India and abroad (Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, etc) were present around.
Interestingly, K2 representative Ms Liza and a helping hand from Alumnus of Hyderabad - Mr Maddi Sudarsanam's staff member - Ms Manjusha of Manjira Constructions also joined us in the Staff throiughout the day. Also I am looking forward for the Sat'day event - Alumni meet at Aditya Hotel, Ameerpet over a dinner. Eagerly looking forward for the next two more days exciting experience. All is well that ends well.