Digital Desk, Bangalore. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called upon innovators and entrepreneurs to focus on solving the issues that the country’s agriculture sector is facing and how to improve the lives of farmers. In a session on ‘Driving the Next’ after inaugurating the 24th edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit-2021, Karnataka’s flagship three-day technology event, he said Bengaluru is at the forefront of India’s knowledge wealth and it is rightly called the Knowledge Capital of India. goes.
The Vice President said that it has become necessary to transform IT and BT while performing its duty of becoming powerful in creating knowledge wealth for the country. He said that ultimately technology and innovation should aim at bringing happiness to people and their lives. Naidu said the need to share and care when it comes to knowledge and ideas, which is at the heart of India’s philosophy. He said that the summit should also focus on the agriculture sector which is currently facing unrest and the challenges facing the entire human race from climate change despite the ongoing pandemic in the world.
The Vice President said, we must adopt new ideas through innovation to stimulate the growth of the knowledge economy and ensure that we will improve and do better to transform India into a new economy. Naidu called upon private entrepreneurs to create jobs in the new economy, while the government’s initiatives were crucial for its growth. He started his speech in Kannada and later switched to English after pronouncing a few sentences in the local language. Initially, he condoled the death of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar. He died on 29 October due to cardiac arrest.
IT & BT, Science & Technology Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said that Bengaluru is the hub of future technologies and Karnataka is a leader in IT and BT. He said that Karnataka is the first state to implement the National Education Policy and expressed confidence that the new policy will take the state to greater heights. Naidu also expressed happiness that the technology is now reaching other cities of Karnataka.