Vishrut Shukla, Ankit Govil and Abhay Murarka, all of them currently
enrolled at BITS-Pilani Goa Campus, have provided a software
solution which attempts to blend modern mobile technology with
interactive media and provide the rural people good affordable
education, proper health care services
and sufficient knowledge of their rights.
Swashikar, as the prototype application
for implementing this initiative is named, comprises three separate
modules, namely Swasthya (healthcare), Shiksha (literacy) and
Adhikar (rights) which combine to provide the application its unique
"80% of Indian population stays in rural areas and hardly get access
to good education. As a result, the nation has a poor literacy rate
of 55%. The 'Shiksha' module could bridge this gap. It has a
potential of serving as a vehicle for mass literacy in villages for
people of all ages," they said.