‘Digital India has become a way of life’, says PM Modi at Bengaluru Tech Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ‘Digital India’ mission launched by the Centre five years ago is no longer being seen as a regular government initiative and it has instead become a way of life.
“Thanks to Digital India, our nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development. Using technology at such a large scale has brought about several life changes for our citizens. The benefits are for everyone to see,” the Prime Minister said while inaugurating the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020.
Modi said the government has successfully created a market for digital and tech solutions. It has made technology a key part of all schemes. “Our governance model is ‘Technology First’,” he said.
Bringing to spotlight the significance of technology amid the coronavirus pandemic, Modi said, “At the peak of the lockdown, it was technology that ensured that India’s poor received proper and quick assistance. The scale of this relief has few parallels.”
The Prime Minister said that when it comes to technology, the way ahead lies in learning and growing together and following the approach, several incubation centres are opening in India. He also pointed to the culture of hackathons which have been organised in India over the past few years.
Talking about the transition from industrial to the information era, Modi said, “Achievements of the industrial era are in the rear-view mirror, and now, we are in the middle of the information era. Future is coming sooner than anticipated. In the industrial era, change was linear. But in the information era, change is disruptive.” He said that in the industrial era first-movers had an advantage over others. However, in the information era the best-mover races ahead, Modi said.
Hailing India’s IT sector, the Prime Minister said, “Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global. It is time for tech-solutions that are Designed in India but Deployed for the World.”
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