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Chingari App Co-developed By Odisha Techie wins India’s first AatmaNirbhar App Challenge

(Chingari short-form video making ‘Made in India’ app)

Chingari App has emerged as the winner in the social category of the innovation challenge in which around 6,940 tech entrepreneurs and start-ups from across the country participated and submitted entries for 9 different categories namely Business, eLearning, Entertainment, Games, Health, News, Office and Work from Home, Others and Social. The winning app of each category was chosen by users through votes.

After the Govt banned Chinese apps like Tik Tok, Govt of India today announced Chingari as the best home-grown short-form video secure app, as it bags the first position as the best app in ‘Social Category’, in the Govt of India’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat App challenge. Chingari app has the highest user base of 5.1M users from Hyderabad.

Chingari App, co-developed by techie Biswatma Nayak, who is from Cuttack district of Odisha, continues to add feathers to its cap and has bagged the top award in the Challenge.

Mr Biswatma Nayak said “We were confident of our victory and the initial trends left no doubts as we were leading the other apps in the social media category by a considerable margin. We thank the government and all our users for showering their love on us. This recognition has given a new boost to our team and we will keep working tirelessly to provide our users a seamless experience.”

The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge was launched to promote existing homegrown apps and push for more such apps. The app challenge has been organised by MeitY along with MyGov India, Atal Innovation Mission and Niti Aayog.