Source: News Bharati English21 Mar 2017 16:15:40
New Delhi, March 21: Digital India is one of the sensational concept and the primary goals of development. Also the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of US in its annual conference will have ‘Digital India’ as its theme. This would serve globally as ‘Digital India’ has already attracted population on global level. MIT students have invited senior minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for a day-long brainstorming session on ‘Digital India’ to discuss the progress made by India in digitization, the challenges that lies ahead and its impact on the socio-economic fabric of the country. “It is indeed heartening to see that the transformational programs of our government such as Digital India, Skill India, Stand-Up India, Aadhaar etc are generating curiosity among some of the best institutions of the world,” the Union IT minister said in a statement issued by organisers of the annual MIT-India Conference.
Ravi Shankar Prasad is scheduled to deliver the key-note address at the conference in Boston on April 9, said Priyanka Chaturvedi, co-chair of the conference, which will also be attended by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission.
“In the same context we will explore innovative ideas and practical solutions adopted by different entities – government, big corporations and emerging start-ups – to empower the country with increased access to digital,” said Rakesh Sridhar, another co-chair of the conference. Other major speakers at the conference include filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Shekhar Kapur, and Sumant Sinha, CEO of ReNew Power.