Union Ministry Launches National Digital Library to Boost Education

SI TeamUnion Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched the National Digital Library under the aegis of a National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology to enhance the education scenario on a national basis. Through this program, the government intends to reach out to the most remote locations to fulfil the agenda of a universal education concept. The platform will act as a metadata platform that will collect learning material from the top institutes and assimilate it as per the
grade and category for the students. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media

Speaking on the occasion Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “A new era of Digital India has begun as we dedicate this Digital Library to the Nation. The National Digital Library is a 24x7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. Any body can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government’s commitment towards Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat”.

NDLI is a digital library is a collaborative platform that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date and the target is to increase the users 10 times in a year. While addressing the gathering, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satya Pal Singh said, “It is a very important day in the history of India as the nation gets its own National Digital Library which aims to make a paradigm shift in education and research in India by enabling every citizen with the knowledge resources they need to empower themselves”.