Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urges for more Digital Social Responsibility from India’s youth population.
Digital Social Responsibility on Indian youth
The Vice President asks this youth generation to be more informed about their Digital Social Responsibility to this country and to its people.
Naidu urges the youth to create inspiring and informative social media content in the Indian language. He wants to use the mother tongue language as a medium to share up to the last man in India, the benefits of digital technology in governance.
Using the country’s native language will enable even those who are not that literate to understand and relate to the digital content. The Vice President finds it inappropriate to create content in foreign languages, where most of the basic citizens cannot understand.
“What is the essence of creating informative content if the viewers cannot understand it because it is in a foreign language?”
Digital literacy should be improved
Vice President Naidu made a speech at the Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (PDPM IIITDM) in Jabalpur. He reminded the students and staff about their Digital Social Responsibility to the country.
He reiterated that the low level of digital literacy in rural parts of the country is caused by digital content, which is not in the Indian language.
“If we want our people to be really informed, let us refrain from using foreign languages in our digital content.”
The government wants the education system and research capabilities of the country to be improved on with the use of the mother tongue. Using the mother language promotes unity in achieving the goals set by the government.
In a data report, it was found out that nine of the ten online users in India are more favorable in using the Indian language. To fully serve the purpose of digital literacy, contents should be in the Indian language. The government is urging developers and digital experts to come up with content that will be easier for the majority of the users to understand.