Hyderabad: ‘T Culture’ app, an initiative of the Telangana government to issue identity cards to artistes across the State to access various welfare schemes, bagged the Skoch award.
The app, which was launched by the Department of Language and Culture in collaboration with Telangana Information Technology Association’s (TITA) digital entity Digithon, is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country. Excise and Culture minister V Srinivas Goud had launched the app on the occasion of IT Minister KT Rama Rao’s birthday in July 2020.
The app aims to create a database of artists in the State to ensure they get access to the benefits of welfare schemes of the State government. It is linked with MeeSeva and helps artists to obtain ID cards. The app was made available to the artists from 1 August, 2020.
TITA, headed by Sundeep Kumar Makthala, apart from making daily events of the Department of Language and Culture online for two years, has also made efforts to issue ID cards for all the artistes without the intervention of middlemen, said Mamidi Harikrishna, director, Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana.
T Culture enables all sorts of artists like folk, tribal, Deccani artists, classical, fine arts, theatre, literature, poets, mimicry artistes, TV to register themselves with the department for a detailed database of them. The database helped them in conducting workshops and training, organising tours to other States, and providing benefits of government welfare schemes like pensions among others.
Harikrishna accepted the Skoch award at the 70th Skoch Summit conducted virtually. He appreciated TITA saying the Digithon team’s efforts have benefited over 10,000 artistes receiving ID cards through the T Culture initiative.
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