April 18, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

PM inaugurates the silver jubilee edition of BTS 22

Only red carpet, no red tapism: Prime Minister assures investors

Bengaluru, Nov. 16: India is investing a whopping 100 trillion dollars on infrastructure projects in coming years there would be red carpet welcome for them in place of red tapism which used to exist earlier assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investors on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the silver jubilee edition of the country’s flagship event ‘Bengaluru Tech summit’ (BTS 22) virtually, he expressed confidence, that solutions could be found to all the problems if confidence of investors and creativity of innovators go together.

He remarked, “Since past, India has been contributing to make technology human centric and democratic. Technology has turned out to be a weapon to eradicate poverty in the country. Especially, Bengaluru is leading the path being the capital of technology, innovation and potential leadership.”

Saying, Indian techies are leading all the fronts of technology including healthtech, fintech and edutech, he added that the world wad witnessing talent globalisation. “India being home to about 81,000 startups is the third largest hub of unicorns. In the last 8 years India’s has advanced 40 places in the iglobal nnovation index” Prime Minister stated.

“Technology is being used in the country to bring about equitability and empowerment. This has also curtailed irregularities. India has become a information super highway’ he remarked.

He described how technology was efficiently used to fight against corona pandemic, to provide quality education, in implementing direct benefit transfer, Jandhan, Aadhar, E-market and such other social welfare programmes.

Narendra Modi said that the country was transforming as a sustainable digital economy with the happening of broadband revolution even in rural parts.

H.E .Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy, UAE; H.E. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia; H.E Petri Honkonen, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland and Martin Schroeter, Chairman & CEO, Kyndryl USA, Naveen Tewari, Founder & CEO, Inmobi, India’s first unicorn, Aravind Kumar, director stpi shared their thoughts on the occasion.

Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai unveiled the commemoration plaque of the event and addressed the gathering.

Kris Gopalakrishna, Kiran Majumdar Shah, Prashant Prakash, BV Naidu also spoke.

EV Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of IT/BT, Director, Meena Nagaraj, KDEM Chairperson BV Naidu were present.

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