The digital divide has to be bridged: Union Education Minister
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The India Leeds-2021 Summit was organized by FICCI in Delhi on Wednesday. Speaking at the India Leeds-2021 Summit, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development spoke about the role of e-governance and India’s efforts to support Africa’s growth, including bridging the digital divide.
Dharmendra Pradhan said that Leeds 2021 had a fascinating conversation. I talked about the penetration of digitization in every sphere of our lives, the relevance of digital during and after COVID, the role of e-governance and India’s efforts to support Africa’s growth, including bridging the digital divide. Is.
He also talked about the top priority given to India-Africa bilateral relations by the government of PM Narendra Modi in this conference. He emphasized on replicating the success of Indian solutions like Rupee, BharatNet, Jan Dhan initiatives in Africa for greater financial inclusion and digital literacy.
The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan said that both India and Africa are countries with bright, young, urbanizing and mobile-first populations and both have similar developmental challenges. Digitization and skilling are vital for becoming citizens of the 21st century and for future development. It is also important to reap the demographic dividend.
The Union Education Minister said that only change is constant in this digital age. India and Africa must collaborate and create solutions to bring greater ease to citizens, improve the delivery of public services, drive digital transformation and compete globally.
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First Published : 16 Sep 2021, 12:50:01 AM