PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Bengaluru tech summit

“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,” said PM Modi he also added that when it comes to technology, the way ahead lies in learning and growing together.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Bengaluru tech summit

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is time for tech solutions that are designed in India but deployed for the world, and the country is positioned to leap ahead in the information era. At Bengaluru Tech Summit he said that they launched Digital India 5 years back and he is happy to see that Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular Government initiative but has become a way of life.

“India as a country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. We have the best minds as well as the biggest market. Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global,” he said. Modi added that 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’.

At the BTS, he said, "Through technology, we have enhanced human dignity. Crores of farmers receive monetary support in one click. At the peak of the lockdown, it was technology that ensured that India’s poor received proper & quick assistance. The scale of this relief has few parallels."

Stating that his government’s policy decisions are always aimed at liberalizing the tech and innovations industry, he said, recently the government has eased the consent burden on the IT industry in various ways, and have always tried to engage with stakeholders in the tech industry.

“Thanks to Digital India our nation has witnessed a more human centric approach to development. Using technology on such a large scale had brought about several life changes for our citizens,” he said.

Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology & Startup, and Software Technology Parks of India, the summit is scheduled from November 19 to 21. More than 25 nations are participating within the 23rd edition of the event alongside thought leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, policymakers and educators from India and different parts of the world, officials said.