Hon’ble Minister for Communications and Information
Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched
the “e-Greetings Portal” in the presence of Shri R.S.
Sharma, Secretary Department of Electronics The
e-Greetings portal has been developed by NIC as part
of the the “Digital India” initiative of the
Government of India. The current catalog of designs
has been specifically designed for sending
e-Greetings for the Independence Day,
Inaugurating the portal, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
exhorted all Government employees to send
e-Greetings in future to save nature and money. He
said the innovative beginning of the Information
Technology (IT) department is in-consonance with the
larger commitment of the honourable Prime Minister
to ensure that there is a proper IT revolution in
India followed by connectivity. He said
“e-Greetings” on August 15 being created with the
larger cooperation of the people of India through
crowd sourcing is a step in the right direction.
The objective of the portal is to promote a
contemporary and eco-friendly method of sending
Greetings by Government officials and agencies to
colleagues and friends. The portal allows users to
select and send a greeting from several templates
available for an occasion. The portal also allows
users to select a quote of the Hon’ble PM to be sent
as part of the greeting. The Departments can also
customize the greetings by adding taglines relating
to their programmes of public interest.
e-Greetings portal is unique as most of the creative
designs for the Independence Day greetings have been
crowd sourced through the recently launched MyGov
portal. The campaign was enthusiastically received
by MyGov users with 3572 designs submitted. Nearly
twenty selected designs are available on the portal.
Launched with creative designs specific to the
Independence Day, the creative designs for other
national occasions and festivals are also being
developed and will be made available on the
e-Greeting portal from time to time.
While the portal was initially developed for
government users, it is open to all citizens for
sending greetings to their family and friends. Users
can access the portal using the link http://egreetings.india.gov.in.
The link will also be available on the India Portal
and MyGov site. To send an e-Greeting, a user needs
to be a registered user of the Government Email
service/MyGov platform/India Gov platform.
(Release ID :108702)