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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said India is adaptable and agile even in the middle of the pandemic.

He pointed out that India implemented huge reforms across sectors, be it mining, space, banking, atomic energy and more during this period. Delivering a keynote address at the VivaTech this afternooPrime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said India is adaptable and agile even in the middle of the pandemic.

He pointed out that India implemented huge reforms across sectors, be it mining, space, banking, atomic energy and more during this period. Delivering keynote address at the VivaTech this afternoon, the Prime Minister stated that India offers what innovators and investors need. 

He invited the world to invest in India based on the five pillars of – Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, culture of openness. He said India is home to one of the world’s largest start-up eco systems. Several unicorns have come up in the recent years.

Mr Modi said innovation can help where convention fails. He added that COVID-19 put many of the conventional methods to test and it was innovation that came to the rescue. He said digital technology helped people cope, connect, comfort and console. Through digital media, people could work, talk with loved ones and help others.

The Prime Minister said indigenous IT technologies helped our fight against COVID19. While Aarogya Setu enabled effective contact-tracing, CoWin platform helped ensure COVID Vaccines to millions. He said two vaccines are being made in India and more are in the development or trial stage.

Mr Modi added that Aadhaar helped provide timely support to people during pandemic and free ration, and cooking fuel was delivered to people. He said in two public digital education programes- Swayam and Diksha – were operationalised in quick time to help students.

Mr Modi said disruption was witnessed over the past year but disruption does not have to mean despair. He said the focus should instead be on the twin foundations of repair and prepare.

Prime Minister stressed the need for insulating planet against the next pandemic. He said focus on sustainable life-styles must be ensured that stop ecological degradation. He called upon the start-up community to take the lead in working with collective spirit and a human centric approach to overcome this challenge

The Prime Minister said that India and France have been working closely on a wide range of subjects. Among these, technology and digital are emerging areas of cooperation. He said it is the need of the hour that such cooperation continues to grow further. n, the Prime Minister stated that India offers what innovators and investors need. 

He invited the world to invest in India based on the five pillars of – Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, culture of openness. He said India is home to one of the world’s largest start-up ecosystems. Several unicorns have come up in recent years.

Mr Modi said innovation can help where convention fails. He added that COVID-19 put many of the conventional methods to test and it was innovation that came to the rescue. He said digital technology helped people cope, connect, comfort and console. Through digital media, people could work, talk with loved ones and help others.

The Prime Minister said indigenous IT technologies helped our fight against COVID-19. While Aarogya Setu enabled effective contact-tracing, CoWin platform helped ensure COVID Vaccines to millions. He added that Aadhaar helped provide timely support to people during pandemic and free ration, and cooking fuel was delivered to people.

Mr Modi said disruption was witnessed over the past year but disruption does not have to mean despair. He said the focus should instead be on the twin foundations of repair and preparation.



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