Mangaluru, March 31, 2016 :The Digital India programme would enhance business opportunity and overall productivity by bringing about a Smart City revolution and controlling all aspects of development including healthcare, Infrastructure, transportation, communications and water management, said V.K. Saraswat, Member of the NITI Ayog and former Director General of DRDO.
He was delivering the 34th Convocation Address of Mangalore University held at the University Campus at Konaje on March 30, Wednesday. Saraswat said the Digital Space has the capacity to transform various sectors and added that it was this digital space comprising digital information, communications and computers that bind young people.
The Digital India Programme of the Government contributes to inclusive growth, he said adding it intends to connect as many as 2.5 lakh villages in India through public internet access, broadband highways, mobile technology, e-governance and e-Kranti.
On this occasion Saraswat conferred the Honoris Causa to three eminent personalities including A J Shetty, Chairman of AJ Shetty Group of Institutions and President of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust, Dr C N Manjunath, famous cardiovascular surgeon and Director of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru and CL Bhyrappa, noted writer.
As many as 55 students received doctorates while 39 received gold medals. Seventy two students received cash awards. Nearly 59 rank holders in various streams were awarded certificates.
Prof. Byrappa, Vice Chancellor, A.M. Khan, Registrar and others were present .