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Siren Goes Off & People Leaves Their Gadgets, IRS Officer Shared A Video of Digital Detox Programme of A Village in Maharashtra

Sangli village in Maharashtra started digital detox programme called Siren Project, where kids are learning better and families bonding

In Maharashtra’s Sangli village, digital detox programme is showing the mirror to the society and giving the lesson to all of us. As siren goes off at 7 pm every day, TV and mobile in every house goes silent and children start studying in this remote village.

2008 batch IRS officer Smita Singh shared a video of ‘Mohite Vadgaon’ of Sangli, which is getting much praise on social media. She tweeted, “Mohityanche Vadgaon in Sangli, Maharashtra is a smart village which practices digital detox everyday for 1.5 hours from all electronic gadgets. Kudos to wise & mindful village residents for such impactful community action!”

The ‘Project Siren’ was started in a Mohite Vadgaon but now five villages has adopted this practice. For over eight months, at the least half a dozen villages in Maharashtra’s Sangli district have been following this at sunset and nobody’s complaining.

A siren goes up, all mobiles are switched off in the village with a population of 3000. Children open their books and study. Some children go for group studies too. All the houses across the village quietens down in a minute. It is time for digital detoxification for the whole village. Elders too chat in hushed voices. Another siren goes off at 8.30pm to denote the end of the detox period. It is a routine followed even on Sundays.

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