The Prime Minister Narender Modi opened the 68th Independence Day address by saying: Dear countrymen, on this auspicious occasion of Independence Day, many good wishes from the Prime Servant of India. I am here amidst you not as a Prime Minister but as the Prime Servant, conveys a PIB release on the highlights of the address.
Modi shared his dream of a well-governed digital India as is revealed by the following high-points in the release.
~Youth belonging to the IT profession have paved the way for establishing India’s new identity in the world.
~Digital India is our dream for the nation. When I say ‘digital India’ it is not meant for the rich but for those who are poor.
~If we move with the dream of electronic digital India and manufacturing of electronic goods and become self-reliant, it will be a major gain for the country.
~Crores of families have mobile phones but not a bank account. We have to change this situation.
Modi said that India is to be no more seen as country of snake charmers or black magic, and stressed the need to become digital India for bringing about equality of access to all people as a tool on communication, connectivity, education, participation and governance.