On the 19th of November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020.
During the inauguration of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, PM Modi spoke about ‘Digital India.’
Mr. Modi 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.
PM Narendra Modi said, “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.”
Speaking about the growth and development of digital India, Mr. 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 further added, “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.”
Talking about the transition from industrial to the information era, Narendra 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.”
Praising the growth and development of the Information Technology (IT) sector of India, Mr. Modi 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.”
Besides highlighting technology and development of India digitally, Mr. Modi also highlighted ‘the work from anywhere’ era, which is the current scenario in India.
Mr. Modi said work from anywhere, is the new normal and is going to stay for a long period of time.
Due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, the pattern of working from home and working from anywhere, in tech companies had been seen.
The Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 is organised by the Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS,) Karnataka Government’s Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology and StartUp, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and MM Activ Sci Tech Communications.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Next is Now” and started from the 19th of November.
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