New Delhi (NVI): Seeking to add a technological dimension to his government’s motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that technology builds bridge between aspirations and achievement, demand and delivery, government and governance and that it was the technology that has transformed ‘dakiya (postman) into Bank Babu’.
Talking about the need to convert challenges posed by technology into opportunities, PM cited the example of the creation of India Post Payment Bank. He added that the disruption caused by technology to the entire postal organization was converted into a technology intensive banking system, benefitting millions through postal bank which transformed ‘dakiya into a Bank Babu’, an official statement said.
Releasing a book ‘Bridgital Nation’ here on October 20, Modi stated technology is a bridge and not a divider. He said that positivity, creativity and constructive mind-set is essential for fast growing aspirational India. He emphasized on the need to build bridge between artificial intelligence and human intentions.
The book has been written by N Chandrasekaran and Ms. Roopa Purushottam. Modi presented its first copy to noted industrialist Ratan Tata.
Prime Minister narrated how technology has been a key component of government schemes in order to reform, transform and perform. He mentioned about the use of data intelligence, digital mapping and real time monitoring in Ujjwala Yojana which has transformed the lives of millions of women.
He talked about how technology has helped in empowering people through schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana and Ayushman Bharat.
He also outlined that his government has used technology to remove silos amongst government departments and build a bridge between supply systems and demand, through innovative ideas like Government e-market Place (GeM).
He explained how technology was used to create a robust Start-Up system in the country, especially in tier-2 and tier 3 cities – which has helped in the development of an entirely new ecosystem of startups.