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: Dr. Devesh Tyagi (CEO NIXI)
  • Address 2: Shri Sushil Pal (Joint Secretary, IG Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
  • Address 3: Prof. Rajat Moona (Director IIT Gandhinagar)
  • 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 BhashaNet Portal
  • Keynote address by Shri S Krishnan  (Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
  • Vote of thanks by Shri. T. Santhosh (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
10:45 AM to 11:10 AM Tea Break
11:15 AM to 12:15 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

  1. Member – Shri. Amitabh Nag (Bhashini)
  2. Member –  Ms. Tanya Madaan (ONDC)
  3. Member – Shri. Inderjeet Singh (Commissioner, ITC, Government of Rajasthan)
  4. Member – Ms. Alka Misra (NIC)                                  
  5. Moderator Shri. T. Santhosh (MeitY)
12:20 PM to 13:20 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 

  1. Member – Mr.Balendu Sharma (Microsoft)
  2. Member – Mr. Nitin Walia (UASG Vice Chair)
  3. Member – Mr. Mathew Jose (Infiybeam)
  4. Member – Mr. Manoj Dhanda (Utho)     
  5.  Moderator Ms. Sarika Gulyani (FICCI)

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 in UA- connecting the dots for a seamless experience- 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 (ThinkTrans)
  • IDN implementation– case study – Mr. Anubhav Saroha (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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