TERI in partnership with Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India organized the ICDL 2004 (International Conference on Digital Libraries) during 24-27 February 2004 in New Delhi. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia (CEMCA) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) were also associated with the conference.

The Conference was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Hon'ble President of India. Shri Jagmohan, Hon'ble Minister of Tourism and Culture, who is also the patron of the Conference, was also present and spoke at the inaugural function. Mr Dhanendra Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, welcomed the audience while Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI gave an introduction to ICDL 2004. Prof. N Balakrishnan, Professor and Chair, Division of Information Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore delivered the Keynote address. Prof. Hsinchun Chen, Professor, Department of MIS, University of Arizona, USA gave the special address. Mr Vinod Bhargava, Associate Director, Information Technology and Services Division, TERI, proposed the vote of thanks.

Inauguration of ICDL 2004. From left: Prof. Hsinchun Chen, Professor, Department of MIS, University of Arizona, USA; Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI; Prof. N Balakrishnan, Professor and Chair, Division of Information Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Hon'ble President of India; Mr Jagmohan, Hon'ble Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of India; and Mr Vinod Bhargava, Additional Director, Division of Information Technology and Services, TERI.

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