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Digital India will contribute to inclusive growth: NITI Ayog Member V.K. Saraswat

Digital India will contribute to inclusive growth: NITI Ayog Member V.K. Saraswat

Mangalore Today News Network

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.

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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 .

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