Technology breaks barriers, it validates Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: PM Modi

Cheryl Sanders
November 23, 2017

"Alertness towards cyber security concerns should become a way of life", he said.

As per the reports the Electronics, IT, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said he believes that it is a recognition of India's emerging role as a massive cyber power which accelerated by the Digital India pressure and required worldwide acknowledgement.

Speaking about the utility of digital technology in governance, Modi said, "Today, digital technology is a great enabler". I am confident that the global investor community will recognize the vast potential waiting to be tapped from India's startup pool.

We in India, give primacy to the human face of technology and are using it to improve what I call, "ease of living".

"Nations should also take responsibility to ensure that digital space does not become a playground for the dark forces of terrorism and radicalisation".

Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was also present at the event, said there was no legal framework on cyberspace and he hopes that the conference leads to a consensus to finalize the terms of the framework.

Mr Modi said digital technology also contributing to farm incomes. "Cyberspace technology must remain enablers for the common man and the people". The application will provide over a hundred e-government services to citizens. In many key policy areas, we received thousands of valuable suggestions.

The MyGov platform is a prime example of how technology strengthens offices. At the 23rd interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform - with top Central bureaucrats and chief secretaries of various states, he emphasised on the need for improvement in the administrative arrangement to benefit consumers.

The Prime Minister also launched Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) Mobile App after almost a year it was announced. "It will automatically add pressure among peers and result in a better performance".

The two-day event on cyber-security has been organised for the first time in India. The third edition of GCCS was held in 2013 in Seoul with commitment to Open and Secure Cyberspace.

The theme of this year's conference focuses on inclusive and sustainable development using cyber technology.

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