IANS | 17 Feb, 2023
Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and
Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar has
said that Narendra Modi Government at the Centre believes in the
power of technology and did not look at “Digital” as an outlier, but
something that is deeply embedded in opportunities.
we are living in most opportunity rich times in independent India’s
history. We are at an inflection point where there are tremendous
opportunities for growth of our economy. The Government is playing the
enabler for the young Indians to dream and ensuring that those dreams
turn into reality,” Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said while addressing the
“Techspectations Digital Summit” in Kochi, Kerala today.
Summit was organised by the Manorama Online here to commemorate the
completion of 25 years of their online platform. The Malayalam Manorama
newspaper was started back in the year 1888. And its online platform was
launched in 1997, a year before Google arrived.
Minister said that India can go up the ladder on Ease of Doing Business
index, if all State Governments worked together with the Centre. “All
State Governments are not performing at the same level of transparency
and support to entrepreneurship and investments and have clung on to the
vestiges of the past. If each of them worked in tandem with the Centre,
India can move up to the No.1 position from the present 63rd,” he
said the Shri Narendra Modi government has redefined the goals for
India with respect to technology, and has emphasised on moving from
being a bland consumer of Western technology to becoming a producer of
technology and a trusted tech player for the world.
Minister said Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji has envisioned that
technology as that which should transform ordinary citizens lives and
make an impact on governance and democracy. In furtherance of it, he
stated that “Today when a subsidy leaves the government exchequer it
reaches the beneficiary’s account without any leakage or corruption.
This is what technology has done to transfer the lives of citizens”.
the example of a recent visit of his to Zunheboto, a town in Nagaland,
the minister stated that even in the remotest part of India technology
is enabling the transfer of benefits with any hitch and building trust
Rajeev Chandrasekhar then went to St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam,
where he interacted with students and released a book a biography on
Prof. E. Balaguruswamy titled ‘Professor Balagurusamy- Sathyathinte
Paathayil Thudarunn Yathra’. The book profiles the life and times of
Prof. Balagurusamy, who was the Vice Chancellor of Anna University and
also a Member of the Union Public Service Commission.
at the event the Minister stated that it was an honour for him to meet
Prof Balagurusamy and that his work has tremendously helped in shaping
technical prowess of many generations working in the tech sector.
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar met Chief Justice of Kerala High Court S.
Mani Kumar and Justices Shaji P. Chaly, A. K. Jayasankaran Nambiar, A.
Muhamed Mustaque, P.B. Suresh Kumar & Raja Vijayaraghavan V. ahead
of a session that was Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association in court
premises. The Minister spoke on ‘Modern Technology and Judicial
Dispensation System’ at the session, focussing on the potential of
E-Courts as a powerful platform for dispensing justice.
Minister engaged in an interactive session with students at Amrita
Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus on ‘New India for Young Indians: A
Techade of Opportunities’.
asked him a wide range of questions about his life, student days,
career and many more subjects. He urged the young students never to be
afraid of hard work, take shortcuts, and always put nation first in
their approach to career or life. He also asked them to learn Digital
Skills to be future ready for employment and entrepreneurship.