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During his recent two-day visit to home state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA), an initiative aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas around the country. The announcement was made on October 6 during the inauguration of a building at the IIT Gandhinagar campus.
Calling for his fellow countrymen’s support to put an end to the digital inequality and divide currently present in India, PM Modi said at the launch, “A Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance. Work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of India, among all age groups and sections of society.”
In his impassioned speech, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the importance of technological revolution in the creation of a new, better India. He also encouraged the students of IIT Gandhinagar to participate in the process of nation building by facilitating need-based innovation that has the potential to bring change to the lives of people in rural and semi-urban areas.