'Digi Dhan Mela' evokes good response in Mysuru

Fair hopes to strengthen e-governance through NeGD

‘Digi Dhan Mela’, an expo to popularise digital transactions among members of the public, received an overwhelming response. The mela was organised by Central government and State Information Technology Department at JK Grounds here on Friday.

Hundreds of people, including, school and college students, businessmen, officials and others thronged the grounds to know about the different modes of digital transactions. As many as 38 stalls in all, accommodating e-Wallet and m-Wallet services, Airtel Payment Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore, Karnataka Bank, petroleum companies and other organisations showcased their products, services and digital payment options. Participants and visitors were informed about the advantages of shifting over to digital transactions and the method to adopt to digital mode.

College student Vikas Nayak said that the mela was an eye-opener for him as he got to learn about various modes of digital transactions. “I had tried to instal several applications of digital transactions but due to lack of knowledge I could not succeed. Now I have sufficient knowledge and will switch to digital mode,” Nayak said.

Businesswoman Sahitya said that though she had immense knowledge about digital transactions, she had no faith in the same due to security issues. “Now, after getting hands-on experience, I have reposed faith in e-transactions and find them more safe as compared to traditional transactions,” she said.

After inaugurating the event, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said that the mela is a platform for people to get extended knowledge on digital banking. The mela aims at creating awareness about digital payments. The mela is an initiative to energise digital governance through National e-governance Division (NeGD).

Software Technology Parks of India, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (IT), Ministry of Communication and IT provided information about digital payment apps, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile app and other government schemes. Joint Director and Office In-charge Jayaprakash said, they have been conducting a variety of campaigns to promote Digital Dhan among college students and working professionals. Jayaprakash said, they are being conducted through several campaigns at colleges and state government offices.

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