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The Government of India’s Digital Calendar and Diary app has been launched. This is the first time a government calendar and diary have been introduced in digital form. The digital calendar and diary has been launched by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. The digital calendar and diary app are currently available in Hindi and English, will be launched in 15 other languages soon. The theme of the calendar and diary will be changed every month.
Five crores will be saved: Ministry
On Friday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched a digital calendar and diary for 2021, saying it would save about Rs 5 crore on the cost of printing the calendar.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that every year we print 1.1 million calendars and 90,000 diaries but this year it is in digital format.
Head of Press Information Bureau (PIB) K.S. Dhawalia said printing of calendars and diaries cost Rs 7 crore last year, but this time the cost to the ministry is around Rs 2 crore as it is in digital format.
Great men will be mentioned
Javadekar said the app will meet the need for a new calendar every year. Each month a theme will be set up and messages will be given and a great man will be mentioned. The application will also inform the people about the start timeline of various government programs.
Will be available in 15 languages from January 15th.
Javadekar said the diary has added more features to the calendar. It has more features than other digital calendar apps and is easier to use. He said the ‘GOI Calendar’ app is free and will be available in 11 languages from January 15.