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Google Doodle – Honoring Indian Independence Day

Check out the Google home page today. The Doodle celebrates 63 years of Indian Independence. It’s great to see a Rangoli with the colors of Indian National Flag (Saffron, White and Green) and an Ashoka Chakra in the middle.

Do check – http://www.google.com/ to experience it!

India got its freedom from the British rule in the year 1947. Today, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted all across the country. The main event takes place in New Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a speech. He highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development.

Some Google Doodles which was blogged in the past –

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Opportunity to contribute to GoI UID Project

You may already be knowing that Govt. of India (GoI) is in the process of implementing the Unique Identification project for whole of India. For those who don’t know what it is, here is the link to their website: http://uidai.gov.in

Unique identification Authority of IndiaThe face of the project is Mr. Nandan Nilekani and the project has been regularly making public aware about their progress (and it has been good, so far).

The UID team has come up with a unique opportunity to tap the developer community in the country. They have invited the developer community in India to participate in developing the client software application using Java, C++ or C# for all the standard client operating systems. The developer community includes individual developer(s) or a software development company. You can find more information on this project in this official document.

If you or your company is interested in exploring this opportunity, you can send your intention to participate in this collaborative effort to enrolmentsw@uidai.gov.in

This is one of kind chances to contribute to the nation in a geeky way! If you would like to share this information to your friends, please feel free to do so!