Prime Minister Modi inaugurated Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 via videoconferencing, on Thursday, November 19. The Bengaluru Tech Summit is Karnataka's flagship annual technology event and was held virtually for the first time this year.
PM Modi began the address by noting the importance of technology."It is fitting that technology is helping organize this important summit on technology," he said. "Digital India has become a way of life. Particularly, for the poor, marginalized and for those in Government"
He further spoke about the impact Digital India and the usage of technology on a large scale has had on the public. According to him, the results of this are out there for everyone to see. He spoke of how technology has been of great value after the advent of the pandemic, including the running of the Ayushman Bharat Yojna. "The scale of this relief has few parallels," he said.
The Prime Minister further spoke about the rate at which technology is growing. He mentioned how the transition we have experienced in the past few months is more than one would have expected in a decade in the past. He stressed that the world was developing quickly and that we are past the Industrial Age, and now in the middle of the Information age.
He ended with an appeal to the youth, "The potential of our youth and possibilities of technology are endless. It is time, we give our best and leverage them."