Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Nawanshahr, September 2
Indescribable and little-known village, Sahungra in Nawanshahr has taken a digital leap forward in making its presence felt. The village is just a click away if you want to know its history, total population, percentage of men and women, literacy rate, etc.
In a one-of-a-kind initiative, he has developed his own Android app, ‘Digital Sahungra’. Claiming the village is India’s first online gram panchayat, Sarpanch Rajbalwinder Singh, 28, says the aim is to make the village popular by putting it on the digital map. In addition to providing information, the app also facilitates the filing of complaints online. Villagers can upload photos and videos of problems they face in the village to the app for quick repair.
On the app, there is an option of stars of Sahungra where there is proper information about the soldiers who were martyred in the China war and those who were part of the WWI.
Also, the people of the village or anyone downloading the app will be informed about the news as all the news, whether national or international, is uploaded to the app for the users with the aim of keeping them updated. permanently.
Rajbalwinder, a graduate and currently pursuing a law degree, was recently honored by the Nawanshahr district administration on August 15. He was also invited to the Digital Transformation Awards, 2021, organized by Governance Now.
“When I became a sarpanch three and a half years ago, I wanted to do something different for my village. The app contains forms for all national and state plans that can be downloaded. Also, there is an e-library where books have been uploaded so anyone who owns the app can read it,” young Sarpanch said. He now intends to add new features to make it even more useful.