India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever Digital India Week at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium on July 1, 2015. The initiative is likely to bring in investment worth billions of dollars, as the government has invited the top businessmen of the country to be a part of the event. These leaders include RIL Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry, Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, Adiya Birla Group Chairman Kumaramangalam Birla, Airbus India CEO Peter Gutsmiedl and Sterlite Technologies Chairman Anil Agarwal, among others.
This video by DD News explains what Digital India Week is all about. It also shows Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at the media meet to announce the Digital India programmes. He says, “Digital India has three-four components – 1) To bridge the digital divide, 2) To improve the quality of governance, 3) To harness the power of technology for empowerment of the people of India…and therefore the states have to work together.”
“The business leaders have been invited to present their investment proposals,” the minister said. Digital India also aims to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to all schools and colleges, and broadband connectivity to all panchayats by 2019. Watch the video to know more about Digital India Week.