Gujarat is at the forefront of India’s economic boom. Some of the largest industrial groups in the country are based in the state. The business friendly attitude of the people has turned the state into a favoured investment destination. The role played by Chief Minister Narendra Modi in taking Gujarat’s economy to dazzling heights is most laudable. Modi is mindful of the fact that the state can retain its pace of growth only if it is home to a citizenry whose knowledge and training are of global standard. Education is the key to the state’s success.
Gujarat is on the verge of becoming India’s IT and manufacturing hub; now many IT related tools are being used to take education to grassroots levels. Quality education that not only offers knowledge, but also improves the employability of the scholars, is being made available to every cross-section of society. State has taken various initiatives like Gunotsav, SCOPE, GKS and much else to incorporate the ideals of access, equity and excellence in education.
In order to highlight the fantastic reforms and growth in the state’s education sector, we have decided to bring together a platform that connects all the stake holders. Hence, this year we are organizing 7th eINDIA , India’s Largest event on Information and Communication Technologies, in Gujarat. This is our attempt to create a platform for enlightening discussions on the best ways of developing education in the country.
Among other things, the current issue of digitalLEARNING, ‘Gujarat Education Edition,’ focuses on the eINDIA 2011. We do our best to shed light on the educational initiatives being undertaken in Gujarat. Starting with the vision of Narendra Modi, the ICT related views of Sri Ravi Saxena, and also the views of the myriad stake holders from industry and academia, we have stitched together a spectrum of opinions for generating this collector’s issue.
We look forward to your participation in the issue.