Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar speech at Digital India Week 2022 Gandhinagar

“Startups and unicorns are the new drivers of India’s digital economy,” said Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar at Digital India Week 2022

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At the Digital India Week 2022 organized at Gandhinagar, Gujarat whose theme is ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’ Minister of State for Electronics & IT, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the Government’s Digital India initiatives have brought in a seismic transformation in the economic landscape of the country, by creating more opportunities and putting the youth in the driver’s seat of the Indian digital economy.

He further added, “Saare Jahaan se Aachaa, Digital India Hamara. The world too has now come to realise India’s entrepreneurial power and many countries have evinced interest for collaborations with our home-grown startups and unicorns.

Minister of Electronics & IT, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav and several Founders/Co-founders of startups & Unicorns, including Ghazal Alagh, founder of Mama earth,  Varun Khaitan, Co-founder, Urban Company, Rohan Verma, CEO MapmyIndia, Srinath Ramakrishnan, Co-founder, Zeitwerk, Anil Sharma, TCS, Head corporate incubation, Sonia Swaroop Choksi, Co-founder & CEO, and several other dignitaries were present at the event.

On Monday, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India Week 2022, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. During the programme, he also launched several Digital India initiatives, namely, India Stack: indiastack.global, MyScheme: Service Discovery Platform, MeriPehchaan: National Single Sign On (NSSO), Digital India Bhashini: Bhasha Daan, Digital India GENESIS and unveiled an eBook ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’. The first cohort of 30 institutions supported under the Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme was also announced.

Minister of Electronics & IT, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav on the occasion said social media account has become a valid question globally and it will first start with self-regulation, then industry regulation, followed by the government’s regulation. He also added, “We would like GENESIS to become your gateway to different support systems which include mentors, funds, pitching partners and your gateway to various Government Programs”

Seema Jain

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