MyGov launches Innovation Challenge for developing Indian Language Learning App

MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the Government of India, and the Department of Higher Education has launched an Innovation Challenge for creating an Indian Language Learning App. The challenge aims to get an app developed that will promote regional language literacy that may result in creating greater cultural understanding within the country. Further, the move is to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of celebrating India’s cultural diversity through greater interaction among its constituent parts.

The Innovation Challenge of MyGov focuses on creating an app that will enable individuals to learn simple sentences of any Indian language and acquire a working knowledge of a particular Indian language. The key parameters that will be looked into will include ease of use, simplicity, Graphical User Interface, gamification features, UI, UX and superior content, which makes it easy and fun to use and learn any Indian language.

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

The final date for rolling in for the challenge is May 27, 2021. Following the evaluation of prototypes submitted, the top 10 teams will be invited to make presentations and the top 3 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 make the apps better. For evaluation of the solutions, a few broad parameters will be considered such as Innovation, Scalability, Usability, Interoperability, Ease of deployment/roll-out and Campaign.

(With inputs from PIB)

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