Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a public rally in poll bound Gujarat state’s Gandhinagar and pitched his idea to promote digital India. Advocating the benefits of adapting digital  ways for various things, PM Modi said that if user friendly technology is introduced then we can take the country on the path of digital literacy.

“You are IIT-ians, I was a Tea-ian when I was young, I sold tea. On this day, a few years ago, I took oath as Chief Minister for the first time. Till then, I had never even been an MLA. I had decided that whatever I will do, I will do to the best of my abilities,” PM Modi said.

Highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s address in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

  • In this day and age, we cannot afford to have a digital divide. We are working to spread digital literacy to every part of India, and to finish the digital divide.
  • Work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of India, among all age groups and sections of society.
  • A Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance.
  • Our academics should not be exam driven. The focus should be innovation.
  • Nowhere in the world there is a forensic science university but only in Gujarat.  

Earlier in the day, PM Modi had laid the foundation ceremony for a couple of development projects. The Prime Minister laid the foundation ceremony of a bridge between Okha and Bet Dwarka in Gujarat. Speaking at the foundation ceremony event, PM Modi had said, “I see Gujarat contributing actively to the development of India and congratulate the Gujarat Government.” 

During the foundation laying ceremony, PM Modi had said, “When there is trust in a government and when policies are made with best intentions, it is natural for people to support us for the best interests of the nation.” The Prime Minister also visited Dwarkadhish Temple and offered prayers before commencing his two-day visit to the state. 

First Published | 7 October 2017 6:27 PM
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