New Delhi, October 2: Bringing a scientific context to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an exhibition titled 'Digital Gandhi Gyan Vigyan Exhibition' was inauguratedthe today by the Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Prof. Ashutosh sharma. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with a technology start-up under incubation by IIT, namely, Vizara Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Delhi.
The exhibition has two components. First one is VR Experience which is an Immersive Virtual Reality experience based on the life of Gandhiji, with special focus on his life at the Sabarmati Ashram. The visitor wears a VR Headset wired to a computer and experiences the feeling of walking around in the Sabarmati Ashram and gets to view important periods and locations in it by moving physically in the real world.
Charkha with an AR App, the other component is a fabricated physical model of a Charkha which gets animated when seen through an AR app on a hand-held device such as a smart-phone or tablet. Users gets to know about its history, mechanics and linkage to Gandhiji from the AR App.