Interacting with the beneficiaries of Digital India Programme across the nation through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that digital India initiative was launched to ensure access of technology to all sections of the society. During the interaction on Friday, he said the focus of digital India is to provide joy of technology to everyone.
“Due to technology railway tickets can be booked online, bills can be paid online…all this brings great convenience. We ensured that the advantages of technology are not restricted to a select few but to are there for all sections of society. We strengthened network of CSCs”, said PM Modi.
He further said that digital India is creating village level entrepreneurs. BPO sector is also under transition and is creating new opportunities in the sector.
“Earlier, it was only about bigger cities but now things are different. The India BPO promotion scheme and a separate BPO promotion scheme for the Northeast is creating new opportunities relating to the sector”, PM tweeted.
The programme was broadcasted on DD and was also available the Narendra Modi mobile App (Namo App).
Prime Minister interacted with students/beneficiaries of PMGDISHA (Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan) and CSC VLEs.
On the occasion, around 30 to 40 PMGDISHA candidates/beneficiaries from across all the districts of country also shared their experiences on how digital literacy transformed their lives with Prime Minister.
In the series of PM Modi’s video conferencing, he had earlier interacted with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the scheme that envisages housing for all by 2022.
PM also interacted with young innovators and start up entrepreneurs. He was delighted at India’s youngsters becoming job creators rather than job seekers. Prime Minister said that the Government is committed towards harnessing the demographic dividend.