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

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.


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