Citing the successful joint venture of India and Russia to harness the core competencies of the two nations for the benefit of the humanity, President of ndia A P J Abdul Kalam called for a joint design, development and Manufacturing of handheld tablet PC with multilingual capability.
According to the President, missions of world knowledge platform should include the convergeance of bio, nano and the Information and Communication Technology. Areas such as electronics, ICT and Automobile sectors should be focussed in the areas of design, development leading to productionisation for meeting the market demands of the respective countries and also for the world market. Development and manufacturing of handheld tablet PC should be done with a cost effective factor and open source operating system and software configured for the school students and common citizen who wanted to benefit from the e-Governance initiatives to meet requirements of Asia Pacific and African countries. This PC would have wireless connectivity so that it could take care of communication needs and possibly even the telephone besides sufficient video capability to act as an entertainment platform. For young students it should serve as a boon in ensuring substantial reduction of carrying heavy books and note books.