Building Atmanirbhar Bharat with OpenSource

Updated 17 February 2023

Building Atmanirbhar Bharat with OpenSource: Atmanirbhar Bharat, also known as “Self-Reliant India,” is a campaign initiated by the government of India.

It is aimed at making India self-sufficient and reducing its dependence on other countries. One way to achieve this goal is by promoting and adopting open-source technologies.

Open-source technology is freely available and can be used, modified, and distributed by anyone. It offers a number of benefits, such as lower costs, increased innovation, and improved security.

By using open-source technologies, India can reduce its dependence on proprietary software and hardware, which are often manufactured abroad.

Additionally, the use of open-source technologies can help to develop the country’s tech industry and create new job opportunities.

Building Atmanirbhar Bharat –  Importance for Students

Students can contribute to AtmaNirbhar Bharat by acquiring skills, knowledge, and expertise in areas that are in demand in the country.

They can also create startups and businesses that cater to the domestic market, thereby reducing the reliance on imports. This will also create job opportunities for others who want to be a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Ultimately, AtmaNirbhar Bharat can lead to the country’s economic growth and development, and students can play a significant role in this journey.

IIIT Lucknow Workshop

At IIIT Lucknow, Bagisto did a workshop on – “Building AtmaNirbhar Bharat with OpenSource” where the main attendees were the students of IIIT Lucknow.

Below find the various topics on which Webkul gave presentations:

The first talk was presented by Suraj Kumar on the Importance of licensing in open-source products.

Here, Suraj discussed the importance of licensing and the types of licensing. Apart from that, he also gave an overview of the OpenSource licenses and their types, and the importance of licensing in an open-source product.

The second talk was presented by Pulkit Srivastava on the Career benefits of the open-source contribution.

Here, Pulkit talked about how open-source projects are important for career building as they can provide market-level experience to students.

Apart from that, he also discussed how the students can connect with the open-source community and can contribute to the projects, and how this will eventually help the students to use this experience when applying for jobs.

The third talk was given by Abhishek Kathuria on Deploying Opensource.

Here, Abhishekh talked about – “Source code” which is part of the software that most computer users don’t ever see.

He also gave insights regarding programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code and how they can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don’t always work correctly.

The last talk was given by Rajat Singh on Bootstrapping Opensource in India.

Here, Rajat talked about what steps were followed to make Bagisto( our own Opensource software) successful. What is the impact of the community and how we can be more interactive with the community to make a project successful.

Also, he discussed how as Indians we need to participate more in the Opensource project to become technological Sovereignty


In conclusion, using an open-source e-commerce platform like Bagisto can help businesses in India to build Atmanirbhar Bharat. This is achieved by reducing their dependence on proprietary solutions. Thereby improving their competitiveness and efficiency, and leveraging the expertise of a large and active community of developers.

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