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Raman Singh, Tanuja Raichuria to participate at India Social Good summit

Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh and Dhamtari resident Tanuja Raichuria, who was awarded by the Prime Minister for her exemplary work during Digital India initiative, would be participating at the forthcoming India Social Good Summit 2015 to deliberate on the theme of “Technology, Social Good and the Road Ahead for India.”

The summit, an initiative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), would be held at IIT Delhi on Monday and would be simultaneously streamed live in over 70 countries as part of the global 2015 Social Good Summit. The summit would showcase technologies that are changing the lives of people across the country.

The Chief Minister is slated to share his views on how technology can transform people's lives.

According UNDP's website the theme for the global summit this year is, “2030 Now - What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” The global summit, scheduled for Sept 28, aims at uniting, global citizens around the world to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

The Summit follows the historic signing by member states on Sept 25, where 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. The goals include ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change.

According to the summit's programme schedule, while the chief minister would be present at the function, Raichuria, who was awarded her exemplary work in starting a IT enabled common service centre (CSC) in Dhamtari village, would join the proceedings via web chat from her village.

According to officials, last year, the Social Good Summit was held in 74 countries and connected people globally with the help of live streams in seven languages and through social media using hashtag 2030Now to share innovative ideas for the future of our world.