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Digital District Repository ( DDR ) project of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

CCRT is organising a two day workshop on ” Collecting stories under Digital District Repository ( DDR ) project of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” at CCRT Regional Centre, Hyderabad from November 11-12, 2022 in which 44 CCRT trained teachers and teacher educators are participating from Telangana State. The workshop formally began with lighting of lamp followed by inaugural address by Dr.R.Ramesh Arya, Director, Rajbhasha, Ministry of Culture. He has lauded the efforts of CCRT for undertaking such projects for documentation of local history about unsung heroes and unwritten events, hidden treasures, traditions and folklore related to freedom struggle. The participants were given a detailed insight about the DDR project and methodology for developing and writing stories by Dr.Rahul Kumar, Dy.Director(Training & I/C AKAM). He also briefed the teachers about the main objective of the Project and responsibility given to CCRT by the Ministry of Culture, under the ‘DDR Project’, of collecting 5000 stories / snippets. He motivated the teacher participants to take this as a national duty to submit at least 10 stories each every month in the DDR project. The second session was on Art of writing stories wa given by Ms. Namrata Kohli, Content Advisor, CCRT. She gave a detailed presentation about the process of writing & collecting stories in DDR Project . She has highlighted the important points while writing the snippets and stories and she motivated each and every one to contribute stories of freedom movements to the DDR Project. In the second half, the session was taken on practical exercise and writing stories in prescribed template, where in the experience of writing stories was also shared by Shri G.Prabhakar, DRP, CCRT. The participants also gave their valuable feedback at the end regarding the importance of such workshop for capturing the stories of local heroes, traditions and artforms. The session concluded with singing of National anthem.