PM Modi inaugurates 5th global conference on cyber space
Inaugurating fifth global conference on cyber space, he said rapid change in digital domain has brought changes in the entire world.
Mr Modi said technology breaks barriers and has given a level playing field to the society. He said power of technology in improving governance is the need of the hour.
He said, Indian IT talent is recognised world-wide and Indian companies have made name for themselves globally.
Mr Modi said digital technology also contributing to farm incomes.
He said, mobile power is being used to empower citizens in the country. Mr Modi said citizens of the country are increasingly adopting cashless transactions.
Mr Modi said digital technology paves way for efficient service delivery and governance.
The Prime minister said we want to make cyber space enabler for differently abled. He said cybe space remains a key area of innovation.
Sri Lanka Prime minister Ranil Wikramsinghe said transparency is central to cyber space . Saying cyber space repository of information, He said super computer pin pointed location of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan when many believed he was in Afghanistan.
Information and Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India is committed to make cyber space safe. He said digital empowerment must be inclusive and affordable. Mr Prasad said digital economy of India to touch 1 trillion dollar mark.
Mr Modi also launched UMANG app, which is a unified platform for multiple government of India mobile apps. Prime minister also gave awards to winners of Hackathon.
Global Conference on Cyber Space two-day mega event began in New Delhi. For the first time, the event is being organized in India. The theme of the conference is Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.
AIR correspondent reports, representatives from 124 countries and 33 Ministerial delegates from 31 countries are attending the conference.