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  • Frederick Noronha
    The Development Laboratory is pleased to announce that the Honorable Minister for Information Technology, Dr. B. K. Chandrashekar will be inaugurating The
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2001
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      The Development Laboratory is pleased to announce that the Honorable
      Minister for Information Technology, Dr. B. K. Chandrashekar will be
      inaugurating The Development Laboratory Pavilion at BangaloreIT.com. The
      Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place at 11.30 am on November 1st, 2001,
      inside Exhibition Hall 'B.'

      The Development Laboratory is a common platform created by Madhyam,
      Voices, Mahiti.Org, and the Center for Knowledge Societies -
      Bangalore. Together they aim to create, test and develop new applications
      and services that benefit non-elite communities in both urban and rural
      environments across South Asia.

      In addition to showcasing work done by the four organizations, the
      pavilion also represents other non-profit and commercial
      initiatives. Represented NGOs include the Azim Premji Foundation, the
      Kannada Ganaka Parishath, and ASCENT. Commercial enterprises include
      N-Logue Communications based in Chennai, Mithi.Com from Pune, and
      Bangalore's own Spinfosoft.com. VXL is providing a server and thin
      clients for use on site. Interns from the Indian Institute of Journalism
      and New Media and Mount Carmel College are also participating at the venue.

      The pavilion is reminiscent of a folk setting, including gunny, thatch,
      and other natural fibers with folk art in contrasting earthen tones. It
      has been designed by Mr. Suresh, director of Srujana, an NGO working with
      artists and artisanal communities. Regional language software products
      created by many of the above groups will be demonstrated using 7 computer
      terminals and two LCD projectors.

      After the Inauguration, the four founding fellows of The Development
      Laboratory, Munira Sen (Madhyam), Ashish Sen (Voices), Sunil Abraham
      (Mahiti.Org) and Aditya Dev Sood (CKS-B) will release a joint statement
      on the use of Information Technology for Rural Development.

      We would be honored if a representative from your organization could join
      us for the inauguration ceremony and participate in the proceedings. As
      this pavilion was specially created for the Development Laboratory by the
      organizers of the BangaloreIT.com, it does not have a number. However, it
      is located opposite the Bosch stall in Exhibition Hall 'B.'


      Aditya Dev Sood Ashish Sen
      Center for Knowledge Societies - Bangalore Voices
      +91.98440.87663 +91.80.521.3902


      Sunil Abraham Munira Sen
      Mahiti.Org Madhyam
      +91.80.535.2003 +91.80.228.1983
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