On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech at the inauguration of a seminar on Supreme Court’s journey towards becoming a ‘Digital Court’. While Modi’s focus was on technology and how it can be used to empower India, the Prime Minister provided the country with yet another acronym. During his speech, PM Modi said IT plus IT is equal to IT which left people puzzled for a second before he explained their meaning.
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PM Modi, after a pause, said that it means, “Information technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow”. Talking about India’s immense potential in the technology sector, the Prime Minister said it is saddening to see that it is not utilised properly. He said doesn’t matter how much technology we introduce, people still keep a paper diary, even though there is a contact list very much on their phone. “Accepting technology can’t happen if only some people are keen on it. The scale has to be larger,” he added. Remembering Gautam Buddha on the occasion, PM added, “Mann badle tabhi badlaav ki shuruwaat hoti hai (Change begins when there is a change in the thinking process).”
“Technology has the power to transform our economic potential as well. Impact and influence of artificial intelligence are going to increase. Space technology is also becoming important,” he added while mentioning that need of the hour is to focus on the application of science and technology. Modi also expressed his joy about the decision taken by judges for reducing their summer holidays and added that he has discussed the problem of pending cases with the Chief Justice of India. “In my last meeting with the CJI, he had expressed concern on how to reduce the number of cases which are pending,” PM Modi said. Apart from this, he urged people to help the poor and said, “Let us create a mass movement to provide legal aid to the poor.”