India’s 75th Independence Day is being celebrated today, and industry leaders share their take on “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”
India’s 75th Independence Day is being commemorated on this day, and the nation is celebrating the occasion with great fervour across the country. Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, said that the country has marched ahead inspite of many challenges because she is the Mother of Democracy. He said that India has proved that the people have the inherent strength coming from its diversity and the common thread of patriotism that makes India unshakeable. He stated that this soil has the power that despite many challenges, India did not stop, did not bow down and kept on moving forward. He stressed on the need to also salute the soldiers, police forces, and every citizen who combated many challenges and yet worked towards the vision of New India during the 75 years.
Several industry leaders have also written to Dataquest stating their views. “Celebration of the glorious journey of India since its Independence, the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has infused a new vigour in its people. The InMobi group is humbled, being honoured by the Government of India as a key milestone in India’s innovation history. Much like the reason for India’s success in the 75 years since Independence, it is India’s hard work, dedication, talent, and unbridled passion for creating impact at scale which have brought us this far. Historically, we looked to the West for technology. We have now actively proven that world-class tech products can be built out of India, thanks to our multi-faceted talent, engineering prowess, creativity, design, and uniquely innovative Indian mindset. Technology has been critical to the progress we have made as a nation, leapfrogging over several developmental stages into the future. Nations are built on the backs of such an innovation-first mindset. Our impact is not limited to any particular industry but has cut across various systems to create ground-level changes that are meaningful at a societal and individual level. In the next 25 years, we must build together upon the work we have done so far to take Indian innovation to new heights,” said Naveen Tiwari, founder and CEO, The InMobi Group.
“As we step into this new stage of India’s evolution, being data intelligent, innovating responsibly, and building a framework where innovation results in inclusive experiences for all, is critical to our success. We are at the forefront of moving the human race forward in ways as yet unimagined. This is an exciting moment in history and we are better suited to meet it as a strong and united nation more than ever before. InMobi remains committed to building a brand with purpose and fostering innovation for all, building a new India for all young Indians where we move forward with pride and dignity embracing our roots and yet poised to design for the world! InMobi salutes and celebrates the spirit of India and wishes all Indians a very Happy Independence Day as we start the year-long celebrations of Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and lay the roadmap for the next 25 for India@100,” he added.
In the same vein, Ranjan R Reddy, CEO and founder of Bureau, said: “As we step into the 75th year of Independence, it is heartening to see India’s digital infrastructure transforming steadily. While the country is rapidly moving toward a digital-first economy, cyber-fraud remains a matter of concern. 2021 saw India as the third-largest victim of growing cybercrime with five major data breaches. Over 150 million users were impacted, whose private data now floats in the internet ether, leaving them vulnerable to a rapidly increasing menace of cyber frauds and data breaches. These numbers point to the vast cyberspace that India needs to secure. With the world entering an era where national security will hinge on cyber security, a lot needs to be done to secure India’s cyber infrastructure. Therefore, it is important to build defensive and offensive cyber security capabilities while pushing for regulatory frameworks that govern the nation’s cyberspace. But building a risk infrastructure is a shared responsibility where government, public and private sectors must collaborate to strengthen India’s cybersecurity posture. It’s time to free India from fraud.”
NASSCOM is of the view that India has played a crucial role in the last decade, emerging as the technology and innovation nerve center for the world. “Combined with emerging technologies, India’s technology innovation has impacted the world across. While it brought benefits of citizen services to the grassroots through the Digital India initiative, India’s technological prowess lead the advancement of business across the globe, even during times of crises. Indian technology companies and start-ups are ranking high-up in the world, and the growing number of unicorns are a shining example of our progress over the years. A collaborative industry-government association is helping bridge gaps in digital talent, innovation by setting up CoEs, deployment of emerging technology and policy changes are helping the economy flourish, innovate, and progress,” said the trade body and chamber of commerce of the tech industry in India.
“As we move towards the next milestone in the journey of the nation – the Amrit Kaal of the next 25 years to the celebration of the centenary of our Independence, we would like to congratulate the entire nation on its progress, contribution towards the national growth and the 75th Independence Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi added during his speech ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’ the need to emphasize technology innovation and research to steer the country’s growth. Amrit Kaal will be dedicated to the success of the people of India, digital technology innovation, and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ which are going to be key aspects part of this Mahotsav,” added NASSCOM.