In a major breakthrough, Govt. of India grants Copyright to Aryans Shikara App developed by Aryans JK students
JK students of Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh have brought laurels to the valley.
The copyright entitled “Aryans Shikara App” has been approved by the Copyright Office, Government of India, Diary Number 4191/2022-CO/SW, dated 23rd April, 2022. The App has been developed by JK Engineering students of Aryans to reduce the gap between Shikara owners and riders.
The relaunching of this App was held at Srinagar. Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Secretary, Tribal Affairs Dept., J&K was the Chief Guest. Dr. Anshu Kataria presided over the event.
Dr. Choudhary while appreciating Aryans JK students & launching of this app said that Kashmiri students have great potential in every sphere to lead the country. I have interacted with Aryans students many times & it gives me immense pleasure that again I am motivating them. The tribal affairs department & Skill development mission, J & K will always support Aryans JK students whenever they will be taking initiative for the betterment of country, he added.
Choudhary further added that I have also addressed Aryans students last year who have done various innovations for the valley. The innovations have not only attracted the tourist from the world but I hope that in future too they are going to help in improvement of social life of the kashmiris, Choudhary said.
Feeling ecstatic while congratulating team Aryans, Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group said that students have created a platform where details of all Shikara owners from Gate No 1 to 20 have been made available on this App. With this the tourist can choose the gate and owner of the Shikara well in advance from where he wants to start the ride. On the other hand, Shikara owner also have the choice to accept or reject the ride offers.
Dr. Garima Thakur, Deputy Director, Aryans Group said that “The idea of developing an app for booking Shikaras hit our mind after hearing about Ola & Uber which are used for cabs bookings and Chairman, Dr. Anshu Kataria inspired us on this idea. Many other innovations done by our students have also been launched earliest and gained popularity widely. Aryans is the only campus near Chandigarh outside Kashmir having over 2000 students from various parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Thakur said.
The Shikara app project has been completed under the guidance of Ms. Manpreet Mann & Ms Punika Mahajan, Faculty, Aryans College of Engineering. While thanking Govt. of India, Mann & Mahajan said that shikara app was initially started by CSE students including Riyaz Rasool, Irfan Ahmad Malik, Abid Mushtaq, Aquib, Shakir Ahmad, Asif Ahmad, Mehbooba Bano, Bilal, Mehzabeen, and Sabreena did hard work in getting the details of Shikara owners and generating the database to get it on one platform while the work has been completed by Rumaisa, Muneeba, Hashim, Abhinandan. The app still is in process of refinement for payment gateway so that the customer can pay the shikara owners digitally & would be further enhanced for responsiveness & to be more interactive with customers, added Manpreet Mann, Rumaisa & others.
President, Shikara Association, Dal, Wali Mohammad Bhat was also present on the occasion. While appreciating the efforts , Wali Mohd thanked Aryans students who did hard work in getting the details of Shikara owners and generating the database on one platform. Now the tourist would have the flexibility to book Shikara on any gate via their smartphone from any area & they would not have to wait in queues for same, wali added.
The Shikara App is android based app of 1.4 version & of 6.61 MB. One has to download the App on Android phone and would get platform for checking & booking Shikara’s online through this App. The App is available for download on Google Playstore with the download link as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aryans.dallake
In past, many innovations done by Aryans students including “Aryans Solar Boat” that can run through solar energy, “Aryans Android App” to make campuses paper free, “Aryans Save Kashmir App” for the rescue operation at the time of floods in Kashmir, “Aryans Life Saving Glove” to provide timely assistance to the people prone to the risk of cardiac disease, “Aryans Safety Helmet” to provide timely first aid at construction/ mining/ industrial sites, “eMunshi- Advocate Diary” Android App for important Court Date, “Aryans Shikara App” to book online Shikara at Dal Lake, “Aryans Ramadan App” to set the alarm for Sehar time and Iftar time etc were launched and applauded at various Government Levels and gained interest of many people.
It is to be mentioned that established in 2007, Aryans campus is located on Chandigarh–Patiala highway, near Chandigarh and has lush green 20 acres pollution free campus. Aryans Group has been serving the educational and intellectual interests of the youth in a commendable manner. The group is running Engineering College, Pharmacy College, Management College, Business School, Education College, Degree College, Nursing College & Law College.