UA Day Event Agenda

Event Venue Details

21st March 2024

Nalanda Hall (DAIC)
Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC),
15, Janpath Rd, Windsor Place,
New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Platform Link

Webinar number: 2512 094 8441

Webinar password: 12345

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Indicative Agenda

UA Day – “BhashaNet: Impetus Towards Universal Acceptance”

Timings Agenda Items
09:00 AM – 09:45 AM Registration
09:45 AM – 10:45 AM


  • Address 1: CEO NIXI
  • Address 2: JS, IG Division, MeitY
  • Address 3: Prof. Rajat Moona (Academia)
  • Address 4: Mr. Sajid Rahman (ICANN Board Member) and Mr. Samiran Gupta (Vice President, Government and IGO Engagement APAC & Stakeholder Engagement South Asia)
  • Release of Bhasanet Portal
  • Keynote address by Secretery, MeitY
  • Vote of thanks by Shri. T. Santhosh
10:45 AM to 11:10 AM Tea Break
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Panel A: Showcasing success stories of UA adoption by the Indian Government, while deliberating on the need of bolstering UA initiatives for India and Global South, highlighting the need and scalability requirements of the diverse communities.

Panel Discussion – Government initiatives and perspective

Moderator Shri. T. Santhosh (MeitY)

  1. Member – Shri. Amitabh Nag (CEO Bhashini)
  2. Member –  Ms. Tanya Madaan (ONDC)
  3. Member – Inderjeet Singh (Commissioner, Information Technology & Communication, Government of Rajasthan)
  4. Member – Ms. Alka Misra (NIC) 
12:05 PM to 12:50 PM

Panel B: The industry driven panel will focus on showcasing the success stories of UA adoption and the potential of UA in businesses, industries and its relevance in meeting the diverse linguistic needs of a society thereby enabling access and promotion inclusion.

Panel Discussion – Industry preparedness and perspective 

Moderator Mr. Nitin Walia (UASG Vice Chair)

  1. Member – Mr Balendu Sharma (Microsoft)
  2. Member – Sarika Gulyani (FICCI)
  3. Member – Lt. Gen. Dr. S.P. Kochhar (COAI)
  4. Member – Mr. Mathew Jose (Infiybeam)

13:20 PM to 13:25 PM


13:30 PM to 14:30 PM Lunch Break
Technical Workshop
14:35 PM to 15:00 PM

Bhashanet walkthrough (including ticketing system) – Mr. Sanjay Tiwari (CDAC)

15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Technical workshop-1: Demystifying IDN’s and EA

  • Awareness session – Dr. Ajay Data (XGen)
  • IDN Process flow – Start to End – IDN, EAI awareness session – XGen
  • IDN Process flow – Start to End – Ms. Neha Gupta (CDAC)
  • EAI implementation – case study – Mr. Lokesh Srinivasalu (Zoho) & Mr. Amol Mujumdar
    (Rediff) (References to Resources and libraries)
16:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Technical workshop-2 – Making website/application UA ready

  • Making websites / applications UA ready – Mr. Akshat Joshi
  • IDN implementation– case study – Mr. Anubhav (MyGov)
  • Industry IDN implementation – case study(references to resources and libraries)
16:55 PM to 17:00 PM Wrap-up
17:00 PM Onwards High Tea

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