Amidst the clutter of news and views on the Internet, an e-newspaper hits the web
The advent of digitisation brought with it tablets, smart phones and many other mobile devices. It not only enabled information to travel faster but also made it accessible. News, a primary need for any individual to remain connected with happenings around the world, became easier. With this idea in mind, B.A.G Network launched the E Newspaper of India recently in the city.
Tagged as ‘a newspaper that never sleeps’ this digital version would be brought out multiple times in the day, at intervals of six hours.
Present at the launch were cricket ace Sachin Tendulkar, Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari. Hosted by Anurradha Prasad, Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of B.A.G, these well-known personalities discussed various issues regarding digitisation, the use of social media and the importance of a digital newspaper in our country.
IT Minister Kapil Sibal said that the 21st Century is a high-speed revolution time. The print media is here to stay but we are looking into the future. He also emphasised the broadband revolution and the changes it will bring in terms of education, development and mass media.
Tendulkar spoke about the need for an e-newspaper and its significance in today’s world, especially since it provided fresh and updated news on the go. He also said, “It is especially important for the guys travelling as it would help them stay in touch with the country on the go.”
Lastly, while the significance of introducing the digital media to children at an early age was emphasised, the event also saw Anurradha Prasad speaking about social media and the role it plays in today’s computerised world, especially in highlighting burning issues by giving them a voice.