National Informatics Centre pays Tribute to Founder Director General Dr. N. Seshagiri

National
Informatics Centre (NIC) is a key organization under Ministry of
Electronics & Information Technology and plays a pivotal role in the
promotion of e-Governance and provisioning of ICT infrastructure,
platforms, products & services for the Government.
The
vision behind the establishment of NIC was of Dr. NarasimaiahSeshagiri,
Founder Director General, NIC and former Special Secretary to the
Government of India under whose dynamic and visionary leadership during
the 25 year period spanning 1976 to 2000, NIC established an extensive
IT infrastructure and service delivery system across the Government
establishments – covering Ministries, Departments, State Government
establishments up to the districts.

To pay tribute to the visionary, NIC organised the “Dr. N. Seshagiri Memorial Lecture – 2019” on 5th August, 2019
at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi, where the keynote address was delivered by
Shri Narayana Murthy, Founder – Infosys Limited, in the august presence
of Sh. Sanjay Dhotre, Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD, Communications
and Electronics & Information Technology, Sh. Ajay Swahney,
Secretary, MeitY and a large number of Senior Government Officials,
eminent personalities from Government and Private organizations.
Hon’
bleMoS for HRD, Comm. & EIT praised Dr N Seshagiri for guiding NIC
in becoming the IT arm of the Government and providing global solutions
for Digital India.
He also lauded the role of NIC for transforming the Government services through  the use of its physical and human network.
Sh.
Ajay Swahney, Secretary, MeitY described Dr. Seshagiri as the doyen of
Indian IT revolution, an institution builder, visionary, and credited
with creation of a Nation-wide Satellite Network connecting all
districts 30 years ago, which was a great feat.
Sh.
Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys Limited, in his Memorial address
titled “The role of education and research in accelerating the growth of
Indian Software Industry “, emphasized on the need for improving the
quality of our educational institutions imparting engineering and
technical education, which should be supplemented by on-job mechanism
for enhancing knowledge and skills. Sh Murthy also remembered his close
association with Dr. Seshagiri which went back as far as 1982. He
described Dr. N Seshagiri as a first rate patriot with a combination of
academic excellence, administrative acumen and a sense of quick decision
making.
The
family of Dr. Sheshagiri was felicitated during the ceremony. A film on
the life and work of Dr. Seshagiri was also screened.
The
event ended with the vote of thanks by Dr Neeta Verma, Director
General, NIC. She paid tribute to the founder of the organisation by
stating that what we see as e-Governance
today,
is the outcome of his vision and its translation through the decades of
80s and 90s. She expressed her gratitude to the great leader of Indian
IT Industry Sh. Narayana Murthy for gracing the occasion and
enlightening all with a very insightful talk. She expressed her sincere
thanks to the Hon’ble Minister of State, Secretary MeitY, family of Dr.
Seshagiri, all senior officers and dignitaries, Print and Electronic
Media and last but not the least, her fellow NIC officials for making
the function a great success.