On Thursday, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched CODE-A-THON campaign for Govt School Students. This is a great initiative taken by the Delhi government. In this way the students can get better exposure of the coding. More than 12,000 students will take part in this campaign. In this launching ceremony six students were created the animated video for the presentation which they made from their mobile phones by using their knowledge, thinking ability, voice-overs, and other tools. These presentation topics are “saving the environment”, “beti padhao, beti bachao”, “good touch-bad touch”, and also presents public awareness from the COVID-19.
Manish Sisodia launched this CODE-A-THON campaign at Kalkaji in Veer Savarkar Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya and said that, “We started coding campaign in this January month cooperation with SheCodes foundation where 870 girls have been given training of coding till now, During this coronavirus pandemic our team decided to make it online. We have visualized this coding campaign to become even bigger.”
Manish Sisodia also said that, “Steve Jobs said that coding is the new generations’ liberal art. It is not about programming, designing, or creating some videos, it is about creating art. Coding helps you to think, that is why it is important to learn to code. Today, I could see how it is enabling our school children to start thinking. There was a girl who made a video on early childhood marriage where she mentioned that the girl was helpless”. He also added that, “While viewing the video an idea entered my thoughts that now she won’t be powerless, she will have the option to code. We try to cause coding a language so open that to can be utilized on an everyday premise, similar to Hindi, English or some other language”
As a feature of the CODE-A-THON campaign, students will experience self-learning modules on coding and will get a chance to rehearse it. They will participate in different tests and dependent on that, they will bounce to the following level. There will be a grand finale in December where students will get a chance to grandstand their ventures.