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Bill Gates commends India's digital governance in discussion with PM Modi

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 29th 2024 09:30 AM
Bill Gates commends India's digital governance in discussion with PM Modi

Bill Gates commends India's digital governance in discussion with PM Modi

PTC News Desk: During a candid exchange at the Prime Minister's residence, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lauded India's rapid adoption of technology and its pioneering role in the digital sphere. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gates engaged in a wide-ranging discussion touching on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Public Infrastructure, and climate change mitigation efforts.

Gates expressed admiration for Indians' adeptness in embracing technology swiftly, acknowledging their leadership in this domain. In response, PM Modi encouraged Gates to utilise the Photo Booth feature on the PM's Namo App for a selfie, showcasing the innovative strides in India's digital landscape.

Reflecting on the 2023 G20 Summit held during India's presidency, PM Modi highlighted the extensive deliberations that occurred and emphasised the alignment with the summit's core objectives. Gates echoed this sentiment, praising India's hosting of the summit for its inclusivity and focus on digital innovations, advocating for enhanced collaboration among southern nations.

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Addressing the digital revolution in India, PM Modi underscored the country's commitment to democratising technology to prevent monopolies, emphasising its accessibility and inclusivity. Gates lauded India's efforts, labeling it as a trailblazer in digital governance and applauding its role as a global leader in technology adoption.

In sum, the conversation between PM Modi and Bill Gates underscored India's pivotal role in the digital sphere, with Gates expressing enthusiasm for India's achievements and pledging support to extend these successes to other nations.

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(Inputs from agencies)





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