In a world that has seen a lot of changes due to COVID, technology will play an important role, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday (November 7) while addressing the 51st annual convocation of IIT Delhi via video conferencing.
“COVID-19 has taught the world that globalisation is important but self-reliance is equally important,” he said.
“India is fully committed to give its youth ease of doing business so that the youth through their innovation can bring about a change in the lives of crores of people of the country,” he said, reported PTI.
He called the students as the “best ambassadors of Brand India.” He said: “Your work will give global recognition to our products. Your efforts will lead to swifter recognition of Indian products.”
He spoke about how the country will support the students and how they, in turn, can contribute. “The country will give you ease of doing business but you do one thing, through your expertise, experience, talent and innovation…ensure ease of living for the poorest of the poor citizens,” Modi said.
He urged the students to focus on quality, to never compromise, and to make their innovations work at a mass scale. “Your work will give global recognition to our products. Your efforts will lead to swifter recognition of Indian products,” Mr. Modi said.
“In the last few years, the nation has seen how technology can provide good governance and reach the poor and the needy,” the Prime Minister said, adding, “Technology has made last mile delivery of services efficient and reduced the scope of corruption.”