Social justice should be prime objective of Digital innovation says President Murmu Confers Digital India Awards in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 7:  President Droupadi Murmu said, India will develop into a knowledge economy only when the digital divide is substantially bridged through the use of technology.
She was addressing the gathering after giving away Digital India Awards 2022 to the winners at a function in New Delhi today. She said, the pace of change in the future will be rather fast and driven by the use of technology and in this context, social justice should be the prime objective of digital innovations.
President Murmu said that Digital technologies have enabled the Government to reach out to the remotest part of the country at the click of a button. She said, India’s story of digital transformation is a story of innovation, implication, and inclusion.
The President expressed confidence that India is setting the right example of ensuring the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. It is strengthening economic, social, and cultural rights in the Government’s journey towards Digital Antyodaya, she added.
On this occasion, she also asked people to leverage prevailing policies and enable the ecosystem to position the country as a global powerhouse for software and hardware products by building innovative Made-in-India technologies.
As per reports the Digital India Awards-2022 were given away in seven various categories to the winners. These awards aim at inspiring and motivating not only government entities but also start-ups and grassroots-level digital initiatives in fulfilling the Digital India vision.
The Government has envisioned the Digital India Programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Digital India Awards are instituted under the aegis of the National Portal of India, which provides single-window access to information and services being offered by government entities at all levels.

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