Great Enthusiasm at DBS, Liluah: Mozilla Showed the Way

Super Saturday!!! And the Indus Blogging Community made a kick-start in association with Mozilla Firefox. Let the honeymoon continue….reports Subhasis Chatterjee 

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The atmosphere became electrifying when sixty three dazzling faces brimming with confidence and extreme inquisitiveness flocked in front of me on a Saturday morning (7th Nov, 2015), at Don Bosco School, Liluah, for the event “Firefox Download: The IndUS way.” The very body language and the attitude of the XI Science students were so inspiring that it instantly spurred me to be more proactive to match their spirit.

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A student’s life is full of experiences, some of which not only enlighten them but also prove to be a beautiful opportunity for students to interact and be a part of something new and enriching. The best experiences are the one’s that remain in their minds etched forever. Those experiences give the students a sense of immense pleasure whenever they think about it. It is these experiences that help them in their future. “Firefox Download: The IndUS way” was one such opportunity for the young minds where they did learn different nuances of blogging backed up by some amazing technology knowledge sharing platform from Mozilla Firefox. 

The Introduction

It all started with the wonderful inaugural speech by the Principal, Father Sunit Kiro, followed by a small introduction of the event by their computer teacher, Mr. Suman Roy. Then I took over and started explaining how ‘IndUS’ was born and what its mission is, its long term plan and where exactly we intend to culminate.

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In India, many stereotype career options coexist where you can be successful only if you are a doctor or an engineer, but we tried to prove otherwise in an awesome way. Our aim delves deep in enthusing them about content writing, blogging, e-book writing and lot of creative activities. We strive to make them understand that this is a wonder world, which is no less than the conventional professions like medical or engineering. We analysed the importance of blogging and the IndUS projects. We went on to share the blueprint on how IndUS will help the students to shape up their careers if they want to take up content writing or blogging as their career options. No sooner did I start speaking, than I found the students hooked on to this interesting and rather new topic. The computer lab suddenly became a multiplex and I could see the enthralling crowd glued to my words with all ears.

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The Mozilla Co-Relation

The next phase was planned to demonstrate Mozilla’s tremendous mission and activities to bolster the knowledge of the participating students. We emphasized on the how Mozilla understood the concept of bridging the inter-communal gap between various communities of India since India is an amalgamation of various cast, creeds and languages. Thus, in a very dynamic and fluid way we introduced the new initiative taken up by Mozilla to download the Firefox browser in 90 different languages.

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The students got pleasantly surprised at Mozilla’s efforts to bridge the gap between various people in India and connect the world through technology updation. The students were also shown how to download the Hindi browser. A good number of 63 downloads took place within next 60 mins. The two hour knowledge sharing fun reached its climax when the attending students got free goodies from Mozilla. It was really encouraging.

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Kudos to Mozilla! It was really nice to be a part of this wonderful Mozilla initiative.

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Let the World Know Why You are Special

Written by Pathikrit Banerjee on January 2, 2016
Launched in 2015, Indus Youniverse is the most ambitious project of ConnectIndia – a professional content creation service having the most experienced and talented writers found online. The writers come from a wide range of backgrounds but the one thing they all have in common is a passion for writing.

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Indus Youniverse is not merely a community; it is a platform which aims to make the world a better place for students. It is a network which wants to connect students all across the world, irrespective of religion, caste and country. We want ‘YOU’ to be famous. We want the world to know why you are special. Inspire others with your art and join us in creating a better world for students.

We really hope you would be part of our journey.

How can you contribute?

We cover a wide range of topics on Indus Youniverse and you can contribute by:

  • Submitting your Poems
  • Showcasing Your Photography Skills
  • Writing a Blog on any topic of your choice
  • Graphic Designing
  • Submitting Your Films (Documentaries, Music Videos, Short Films,Video Art)

 

Technology and Blogging Connect India and the World

LogoI was a participant of the amazing workshop arranged for the science students of Don Bosco, Liluah. 7th November, 2015 will be etched in my memory for ever and I am eagerly waiting for the next interactive session. This day my school gave me the golden opportunity to take part in the amazing “Firefox Download: The IndUS Way” event. This event was skillfully arranged and conducted by the IndUS blogging community and Mozilla. This event opened in front of us a whole new world of blogging and the thing which drew my attention most was the new initiative of Mozilla.

I was initially irritated to wear my school uniform and head towards school as it was a bright, sunny Saturday morning. However, my sore feeling soon turned to much enthusiasm and fun as the event proceeded. We were welcomed and introduced to the IndUS community by our Principle, Father Sunit Kiro. He then handed over the mike as well as the apparently impossible responsibility, of making us sit for two long hours, to Mr. Subhasis Chatterjee. But this time Mozilla and IndUS made the impossible, possible as we were all literally glued to our seat as well as Subhasis sir’s words.

The first segment introduced us to the world of blogging, content writing, creative writing and e-book writing. It was great to know that there existed lots of such areas which we can take up as profession. Trainings and degrees are also arranged if you wish to take up these courses apart from the conventional engineering and medical studies. The most interesting thing I leant in the second phase of the event is that Mozilla has recently introduced the opportunity of downloading the Firefox browser in 90 different languages including Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati and a lot more. We were taught by Subhasis sir to download the browser in Hindi and downloading it on my own gave me Goosebumps!

I was amazed to know how Mozilla took the initiative to bridge the inter-communal gap between different Indian communities. Mozilla aimed at globalizing the Firefox browser make India’s unity stronger. In other words both Mozilla and IndUS aimed at connecting India and the world- Mozilla through technology and IndUS through blogging. The best part of the event was to receive free goodies from Mozilla. To sum up, the workshop was worth appreciating and I totally support the endeavors of both IndUS and Mozilla to bring India and the world together.

Written By: Abhinab Mishra, XISc, DBL

Blogging: A New World Revealed

Logo7 November, 2015 opened up new avenues in my life. My school, Don Bosco Liluah and Mozilla together answered all my questions regarding the most interesting word and profession ‘blogging.’ It was an amazing Saturday morning as I participated in the “Firefox Download: The IndUS way” event. This was an excellent initiative no doubt by the IndUS Blogging Community and Mozilla Firefox, who gave us this golden opportunity to understand every tits bits of blogging.

To help us learn and feed our inquisitive minds we had among us Mr. Subhasis Chatterjee, who explained about blogging, its features and technique involved in detail. He was there all through to help us understanding blogging all well as Mozilla’s introduction, use and new updates. It was good to see him answer all our valid and stupid questions with much patience. It was fun altogether.

Every activity involved starting from the very beginning was really interesting. The introduction by The Principle, Father Sunit Kiro followed the first phase of the event- introducing the concept of content writing, creative activities, e-book writing and blogging. IndUs made it very clear that these new world is no less than the conventional professional world of medical and engineering. This really made us think of taking up blogging or content writing as profession. This was a rather new topic introduced to us and we were all glued to Mr. Chatterjee’s words. The initiative of IndUs and its mission was clear to us and according to me the people behind this initiative deserves a standing ovation.

Starting with blogging the event moved on to the next phase where we learnt Mozilla’s new mission. We understood how Mozilla has taken an initiative to bridge the inter-communal space between numerous Indian communities. We were also introduced to the initiative of Mozilla of downloading the browser in 90 distinct dialects. We were also shown and allowed to download the Firefox browser in Hindi. The best part of the entire event is to get free goodies from Mozilla. It is really hard to say which of the two segments were more interesting.

This two hours of fun filled learning process was no doubt very encouraging for our young minds. My heartiest thanks to IndUS and Mozilla, for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to shape our future. The event was like a pathfinder towards selecting our professions in today’s technology driven world.

Written By: Rohitendra Chatterjee, XI Sc, DBL

ConnectIndia Launches International Blogging Community, IndUs

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Keeping in tandem with the innovation spree of “Brand Bengal”, ConnectIndia launches, for the first time ever, an international blogging community, “IndUs”, primarily targeting youngsters, making it a very unique project by a single company in the entire nation.

Blogging will primarily be focused on three domains – Cross-cultural Travel, The Life of a Student, and The Life of an Employee (work place/ work life). For this, ten bloggers from each country will be selected keenly. These ten bloggers will simultaneously blog on the various domains and share their views and experiences. No migrating blogger will be entertained.

Speaking on the occasion, Founder and CEO of ConnectIndia, Subhasis Chatterjee, a web Journalist & a content analyst with an experience legacy of more than 23 years expressed his views saying, “it is a gift and innovation towards the entire blogging community in Bengal and India. It’s a dream project for us and we want to make it big ensuring global footprints. Not only will this give vent international exposure and cultural exchange to the bloggers, but also strengthen public relations between nations.”

Sayantan Mitra, a former student of the Calcutta Boys’ School and presently an Economics Undergraduate at The College of Wooster, Ohio, is the Chief Coordinator of the project in the US. He is excited. “The very first day when I came to know about this initiative in Kolkata, I was enthused. On returning to my college in Ohio, I did my own research and noticed how brilliant the idea was. To taste the water, I talked to some sponsors and the response was overwhelming. In my view, bloggers are not just writers. They’re gifted thinkers. They share their thoughts with the world and that is what spreads like wildfire. Therefore, I feel that personal touch is very important. If we can make this happen, then we’re looking at the next big thing the world should watch out for,” he sounds positive about the prospect.

The program kicks off with two countries, India and the United States of America, and promises to add on many more along the way. Through this initiative, ConnectIndia promises to groom and nurture budding bloggers on board and simultaneously will set up the platform for the next generation to take up blogging and content writing as career options.

  By Ritwik Chatterjee