Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Digital Literacy Mission in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
PM while addressing gathering after launching the National Digital Literacy Mission in Ranchi said that:
- India has to emerge as a developed nation, then no part of the country can remain weak and underdeveloped.
- Eastern India has remained underdeveloped, and growth should be balanced across north, south, east and west so that common people across the country can enjoy the fruits of development in equal measure.
How National Digital Literacy Mission will help?
- To empower rural communities with capacity building & training programmes and make them digitally literate
- To facilitate deployment of rural citizen services through digital means
- To create a digital data house at every rural community level to make them economically viable
- To generate social, cultural and economic advantages for rural communities with two information and content gateway.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech on Digital India:
PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort shared his dream of Digital India.
While addressing nation, he wondered what a quality education the children in villages will get, if all the villages of India are connected with Broadband Connectivity and if we are able to give long distance education to the schools in every remote corner of the villages.
He even shared his vision to establish a network of telemedicine in the places where there is a deficit of doctors, which help to provide health facilities to the poor people living in those areas.
He even called upon the countrymen to move towards the direction of mobile governance.
As per him digital India will help in providing direction to every poor person to operate his bank account from his mobile. This will make poor person to ask for various things from the government, submit applications and perform all his business while on the move through mobile governance.
PM idea of ‘Digital India’ is not limited to just connectivity but also includes domestically manufacturing electronic goods like televisions, mobile phones, i-pads etc. which we import in large amount.
If we move ahead with the dream of ‘digital India’ to manufacture electronic goods and become self-reliant at least there, it would be of great relief for the treasury.
He said that the idea of ‘digital India’ should also be driven by e-governance which he called “easy governance, effective governance and also economic governance”.
E-governance paves the way for good governance.
He said that IT that has the potential to connect each and every citizen of the country and we can realize the motto of unity with the help of ‘Digital India’.