Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) event on Wednesday through video conferencing.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 17, 2021
PM Modi said that the government understands this restless desire to grow and achieve success globally. He also said that the world is looking at India with many expectations. He said, during the coronavirus pandemic, India’s technology has not only proved itself, but also evolved itself.
— NewsMobile (@NewsMobileIndia) February 17, 2021
Here are the key takeaways from his address:
“When the chips were down, your code kept the world running,” PM Modi said during his opening comments. He lauded the IT industry for 2% revenue growth when there was degrowth all around, PM Modi said.
It’s commendable if India’s IT industry adds $4 bn to its revenue at a time when suspicions of de-growth were being cast, PM Modi added.
He also congratulated the role played by India’s tech sector in helping companies scale up to the digital challenge allowing employees to work from home during the pandemic.
“It’s a time when world is looking at India with greater hope & expectations than before. However tough may be the challenge, we should not think of ourselves as weak or move away fearing challenges. During COVID, our science & technology not only proved itself but also evolved,” Modi further said.
There was a time when we were dependent on other nations even for the smallpox vaccine. Now we are providing made in India Corona vaccines to several countries. The solutions India gave during Corona, are an inspiration to the entire world: Prime Minister Narendra Modi https://t.co/0qyhXoEpYZ
— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2021
The two-day summit which begins on February 17 is the flagship event of the industry body of India’s Information Technology (IT) companies.
The theme of 29th edition of the summit is ‘Shaping the future towards a better normal’. The event is likely to host 1600 participants from more than 30 countries and more than 30 products.