Harsh Vardhan calls upon youth to create better society based on Gandhian thoughts

New Delhi, Nov 6 (UNI) Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday called upon the youths to create a better society based on Gandhian thoughts. At the inauguration function of the 360 degree video-immersive experience in circular dome and Digital Exhibits on Mahatma Gandhi installed at Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat, he said that Mahatma Gandhi’s persona was such that it continues to inspire the entire humanity even today.

Stating that Gandhian philosophy touches all aspects of life, he added “Mahatma Gandhi always stressed upon sustainable development”. The Minister also highlighted the efforts of Science and Technology Ministry for developing digital tools to spread the values of Bapu.

On the occasion, the Union Minister for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel said that Gandhiji’s thinking was a perfect amalgamation of cultural thinking and scientific temper and the Mahatma’s teachings are much more relevant today, especially for rural development.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Professor Ashutosh Sharma said that the DST felt that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are very powerful technology tools that could be used to disseminate the message of Gandhiji to the youth of India and therefore proposed setting up of a 360 degree video-immersive experience based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi in a circular dome at Gandhi Darshan as part of conclusion of the Commemoration.

Under this facility, four films on life of Mahatma Gandhi (both Hindi and English versions) were combined and a complete film was produced which includes Mohan to Mahatma, the last phase, freedom from fear and Gandhi forever.

The 360 degree dome project has been implemented by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.


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