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GITC (Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities) 2018 to be Held in New Delhi

The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC), 2018 will be held in New Delhi during 8th to 11thNovember, 2018.
GITC 2018

  • A MoU in this regard was signed between Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Rehabilitation International Korea.
  • As per MoU, both the parties have agreed to cooperate in making all arrangements for the successful events in providing all necessary financial, logistics, manpower and other facilities.

Highlights

  • This event will have around 300 participants including 120 Youth with disabilities from 24 Asia Pacific countries.
  • India is hosting the event along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Korea, and its organising partners are Rehabilitation International, Korea, and the LG Group.
  • The event will also have a seminar in which countries will present their work and achievements in ensuring accessibility to persons with disabilities in the IT sector
  • GITC is an annual event and has been held in Asia-Pacific region countries such as Korea, China, Thailand and Vietnam in the past.
  • This GITC competition is amongst four categories of disabilities namely, Physical, Visual, Hearing and Intellectual. 
  • It is a testing ground for individual as well as group competencies in the field of IT. 
  • Awards will be given to the most successful candidates from different categories of event.
  • This competition is expected to enrich further the IT skills of Youth with Disabilities further and help them emerge as future leaders.
  • DEPwD will also involve major stakeholders in this event. These include the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Ministry of Human Resource Development etc.
GITC (Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities) 2018 to be Held in New Delhi GITC (Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities) 2018 to be Held in New Delhi Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on April 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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