Speakers in the Event
Dr. Bibek Debroy
Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India
"There are major challenges facing the education sector today. When we talk of education, everybody tends to focus only on higher education. But higher education is only one side of the coin. Education probably begins with school education. It expands primary education, secondary education, farther up vocational education and even higher education. Today if you look at school enrolment, across the country whatever be the state that we are talking about, we are getting children into schools. The number of students who have dropped out of school has dropped phenomenally in spite of having problems with drop-outs, retention and quality of education. The education sector is up for reform, but they do not happen only when they are supply-driven."
Shri P.P Chaudhary
Hon’ble Minister of State, Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
"We might not have been a witness to Industrial Revolution, but our young generation and even we would be able to see the country taking a leap to Digital India. The biggest challenge before India today is that of infrastructure because our 83 crore population reside in rural India. And today when there is a big Digital Divide, our Honourable PM is trying his best to bring India on the world map as a digital country. Once we reach around 2, 50,000 gram panchayats getting connecting through optical fibre or high speed internet and giving wi-fi connectivity to villagers, we would know that we have lived up to our aim."
Shri S. N. Tripathy, IAS
A.S. and Development Commissioner, MSME, Government of India
"When we were talking about bottlenecks to make India digital, we were afraid of many things not falling into place. Today the entire eco-system is set – so how can Digital India be made successful? What is it that we expect from the government? We have used Digital in the Dept. of MSME and one scheme where we have used is a recent project that will give sufficient scope to the players in that industry. We have been promoting ICT among micro & small enterprises, and see in what ways they can use the digital platform. We are sure of 2 things – we are not going to support disruption but go for neutralization."