PM Modi at NASSCOM: Aspirations of 130 crore Indians push us to move faster

PM Modi was addressing the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)'s Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) via video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses while laying the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake in Bahraich, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses while laying the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake in Bahraich, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 02:08 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said aspirations of 130 crore Indians push the government to move faster.

PM Modi was addressing the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)'s Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) via video conferencing.

Addressing the IT industry, the prime minister said, "Looking at the image India's technology has today globally, the country pins its hopes on you. A lot of aspirations ride on you."

"You've ensured that our technology becomes as indigenous as possible. Your solutions, too, should now have a Make For India mark," he added.

Lauding the sector's contribution during coronavirus disease outbreak, PM Modi said, "At a time when every sector was affected due to Corona, you achieved a 2% growth. It's commendable if India's IT industry adds 4 billion dollars to its revenue at a time when suspicions of de-growth were being cast."

National Digital Communication Policy an attempt to make India a global digital product hub, PM Modi said.

India, the prime minister said, is not short of ideas. It needs mentors to turn those ideas into realities, he added.

In his message on the need to develop smaller tier 2 cities, PM Modi said, "There are many young innovators in smaller cities, they want your support. The Government is planning to build infrastructure in tier 2 cities, to help all of you."

"Think, how you can create world-class products that will set the global benchmark on excellence. There can be no compromise on these goals. Without them, we will also be a follower and not a global leader," PM Modi said.

"There were reasons that IT industry could not get benefits from large domestic market of India. Due to this particular reason digital divide kept widening in India. We may call it 'Diya tale andhera'. Policies of our government reflect how we changed this approach in past few years," PM Modi elaborated.

"Our government is well aware that future leaders cannot develop with restrictions in place. Therefore, the government is trying to get the tech industry out of unnecessary regulations," he added.

Hosted as the flagship event of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the theme of this year's event is 'Shaping the future towards a better normal'.

The event is hosting 1,600 participants from more than 30 countries and more than 30 products will be showcased during three days, a release by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

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