The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu presented the seventh edition of the Digital India Awards 2022, here today. The Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Alkesh Kumar Sharma, the Director General National Informatics Centre (NIC), Shri Rajesh Gera and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, the Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw recalled how the Prime Minister had initiated the Digital India program eight years ago. Since then, India has set an example for the world by harnessing technology to deliver services to people at the grassroot level.
How Digital India is transforming the life of common people of India has become a case study for the whole of the world.The Minister further elaborated on the comprehensive 10-dimensional vision of the Government towards the goal of transforming India.
He concluded his speech by extending his compliments to the winners and participants and also thanking the President for attending the ceremony.The Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma in his welcome address, said that Digitization provides perfect tools to deliver seamless benefits to the target groups and reinforces our resolve to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy.
Our shared goal is to enable every individual to fully participate in social, economic, cultural and development activities.Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma also mentioned that “As India assumes Presidency of G20 this year, there's an opportunity to inspire the world with our deeply rooted belief in a human centric approach to technology and facilitate greater knowledge sharing in areas like digital, public goods, financial inclusion and technology enabled development.”
The Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw released the Digital India Awards 2022 Compendium and presented the first copy to the President, Droupadi Murmu.
Digital India Awards encourage and honour innovative digital initiatives by government entities at all levels. These awards aim to inspire and motivate not only the government entities but also start-ups and grassroot level digital initiatives in fulfilling the Digital India vision.