Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the 75th anniversary of Independence Day. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 76th Independence Day, he said an aspirational society is very precious for any country and in India, people’s aspirations are on the rise. PM Modi also said that the wait for 5G is over. Here are key highlights from his address:
Wait for 5G is over
India will soon see the advent of 5G mobile services, Prime Minister Modi said. “India’s techade is here! With 5G, semiconductor manufacturing & Optical Fibre Cable (OFCs) in villages, we are bringing a revolution through Digital India to the grassroots level,” PM said.
Rooted for ‘Made-in-India’ technology solutions
PM rooted for ‘Made-in-India’ technology solutions to meet challenges of new India. The Prime Minister said that it is time for India’s techade and digital technology is going to bring in reforms in every area.
Digital India Movement to change people’s live
He said that the Digital India Movement with production of semiconductors, 5G networks and optical fibre network show strength in three segments — education, health facilities and change in common man’s lives. “From digital payments to mobile and semiconductor manufacturing, we are in a time of change that happens in an era. The digital age is changing around us. It has redefined politics, economy and society,” he emphasised.
Growth to come from grassroots
Modi said that India’s industrial growth will come from the grassroots. “Our Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), street vendors & those working in the organised sectors need to be strengthened,” he said.
Airtel and Reliance Jio to launch 5G this month
A successful 5G spectrum auction concluded in July. The country is likely to witness the roll out of the much awaited high-speed 5G mobile services in about a month’s time. Both Airtel and Reliance Jio are likely to launch 5G services starting this month.
(With agency inputs)