MyGov Launches Innovation Challenge to Develop Indian Language Learning App

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MyGov, the Indian government’s citizen engagement platform, and the Ministry of Higher Education have launched an innovation challenge to create an Indian language learning app. The challenge aims to develop an app that will promote literacy in regional languages, which could lead to better cultural understanding within the country. Furthermore, the move aims to advance Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of celebrating India’s cultural diversity through greater interaction among its constituent parts.

MyGov’s Innovation Challenge focuses on creating an app that will enable individuals to learn simple phrases of any Indian language and gain a working knowledge of a particular Indian language. Key parameters that will be reviewed will include ease of use, simplicity, graphical user interface, gamification features, user interface, user experience and superior content making it easy and fun to use and learning any Indian language.

The challenge is open to individuals, startups and Indian companies. MyGov envisions the app to be multi-modular, with the ability to teach through the written word, voice and video/visuals. App developers can provide multiple interfaces for learner engagement. The Innovation Challenge can be accessed at https://innovateindia.mygov.in/indian-language-app-challenge/

The deadline for participation in the challenge is May 27, 2021. Following the evaluation of the submitted prototypes, the 10 best teams will be invited to make presentations and the 3 best will be selected by a jury. Funding of Rs 20 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh will be provided to the top 3 respectively to improve the applications. For the evaluation of the solutions, a few general parameters will be considered, such as innovation, scalability, usability, interoperability, ease of deployment/deployment and campaign.

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