Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a big dreamer and his dream at the moment is to transform India into a digitally empowered economy. Prime Minister was talking on the issue of “Bloodless War” which is faced by globe at the moment over the cyber security; he said India needs to come up with the solutions to meet the challenge posed by this threat. PM Modi was launching a digital campaign at the inaugural function of ‘Digital India Week’ for which top Indian companies has assured the investment in tune to 4.5 Lakh Crore.
Prime Minister was pitching for a digital revolution in the country, saying it is necessary to deal with problems like corruption to create the transparent and efficient governance while bridging the gap between poor and rich. “We have to move from E-governance to M-governance. M-governance does not mean Modi governance. It means Mobile governance,” he said in the presence of several ministerial colleagues and who’s who of Indian industry and CEOs of some global companies. The Prime Minister spoke about the huge capabilities which India has in the field of IT and it is very much possible to have the manufacturing of electronics goods within the country which at the moment amounts to second largest imports after the petroleum products. He pointed out this to the startups in India.
Modi was highlighting the advantages of Information technology said “The clouds of a “bloodless war” is hovering over the world. The world is terrified by this….India has a big role to play in this. ‘Can India play this big role?’ India has talent. Can India provide a shield to the world by providing innovative and credible solutions? Why should we not have such a confidence? We should accept this challenge to ensure that the entire humanity lives in peace.” He was talking on the present dangers of cyber security; he said “somebody, with education of 10th or 12th class, sitting thousands of miles away, can clean up your bank account with a click of mouse.” This situation needs to be addressed.
Modi said that India never lagged behind in anything, he said that he dreams of “Digital India’ where any citizen of India can browse the information of government services easily on mobile devices. “I dream of a Digital India where government proactively engages with people through social media… I dream of Digital India where cyber security becomes integral part of national security,” he said, He was reminding the audience of the historical speech of Martin Luther King. Putting his point across on the help of the technology in reducing the corruption Modi said “Technology played a big role in auction of coal mines. So many coal mines were auctioned but there is no allegation against the government because it was all done in a transparent manner”.
This grand function was attended by the who’s who from the Indian industry, commencing with RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, ADAD Chairman Anil Ambani, Bharati Enterprises Chairman Sunil Mittal, Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry, Aditya Birla Group Chief Kumarmangalam Birla and Wipro’s Azim Premji. Among the Global Companies Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of European consortium Airbus’ Defence and Space unit, and Ping Chang, CEO of Taiwanese Company Delta Electronics, attended the event.
Modi further said that the industrialists have made announcements of their intention to invest in Digital Sector which will run into Rs. 4.5 Lakh Crore with the potential to generate around 18 lakh jobs. Mukesh Ambani announced an investment of Rs 2.5 lakh crore over five years and said it will result in creation of 5 lakh jobs. He said his company was working with device makers to make affordable devices. Birla promised to invest USD 7 bn in next 5 years in network rollout and infra and digital space. Mittal committed to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in next five years in digital space while Anil Ambani promised to invest Rs 10,000 crore over next few years across digital, cloud and telecom space. Delta CEO pledged USD 500 million.