Prime Minister Modi has recently said that we have one of the most tech-friendly populations. India was best placed to leverage the power of technology and leapfrog into the future.
India is the hot-spot of digital innovation across all sectors. It not only has an increasing number of innovative entrepreneurs but also a growing market for tech innovations.
Modi indurated the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018 by addressing the delegates through video conference from New Delhi.
“With over one lakh villages linked with optical fiber, 121 crore mobile phones, 120 crore Aadhaar and 50 crore internet users, India is best placed to leverage the power of technology and leap-frog into the future while ensuring empowerment of every citizen.”
He claimed that Digital India has not merely a government initiative but has become a way of life. Modi noted the unique Umang app launched only three months back is already offering 185 government services.
“In the 21st century, technology is becoming an enabler for this concept. It helps us create a seamless, integrated world. A world where geographical distance no longer remains a barrier in collaborating for a better future,” Modi added.
The three-day WCIT is being held along with the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum. There are business delegations from 25 countries are attending the event themed ‘Amplify digital-Disrupt the core’.
Being held in India for the first time, it has been organized in partnership with NASSCOM, WITSA and the Telangana government.