Nagpur: The Second Capital City of Nagpur, fondly called Orange City, is soon going to be a Digital City. A workshop on how to make the city a total Digital City was organized at NMC hall on Saturday (February 18) where Knowledge Officer of Tel Aviv Corporation, Isreal, Zoer Sheron was the chief guest. Other dignitaries present on the occasion include Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Additional Commissioners Dr Ramnath Sonavane, Ravindra Deotale, Deputy Commissioner Dr Ranjana Lade, Vaibhav Saraf and Ankit Bhargav.
Making the introductory speech, Hardkar apprised the workshop about Central Government’s Smart City project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and other various projects being undertaken by NMC.
The chief guest Zoer Sheron made a presentation on how the world is going digital. He dwelt upon how Tel Aviv Corporation turned digital and its usage in various fields. He also got himself apprised about modern technologies being used by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Sheron also answered different questions posed by the participants of the workshop. Sheron has been bestowed with an award in Spain’s Barcelona city for Best Smart City 2014 Award.
At the outset, Hardikar welcomed Sheron by offering him with a bouquet. Dr Ramnath Sonavane conducted the programme. The programme was also attended by Mahesh Dhamecha, Mahesh Gupta, Dr Pradeep Dasarwar, Ruprao Kamble, Supriya Thool, Sanjay Gaekwad and other officials.
Once Nagpur becomes a Digital City, various government services will be available online as digitalisation initiatives have been implemented in city, and by the end of this year, Nagpur is set to become the digital city of the country.
Tel Aviv had more than 700 startup companies and research and development centers, and was ranked the second-most innovative city in the world. The recent years have seen Tel Aviv becoming one of the world’s leading smart cities. All this is a result of its constant innovation, resident engagement and out of the box thinking.
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