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Most Techies Work For Foreigners, Which Needs To Change, Says Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam, MoS

The greatest technological revolution are - schemes like Aadhaar, at least 70 per cent of population having access to toilets, and electricity supply to the last village and household in India

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Our state of mind needs to be changed to see our country changing. People need to realise that India is their own country and a behavioural change has to come about to see our people and country at par with the developed world. Whenever I travel to countries like China, I find that DNA infused in people to keep their surrounding clean and feel a sense of belonging to their country," said Alphons at BW Businessworld's 4th Digital India Summit & Awards today in New Delhi today.

"We not only need to change our mindset but inculcate a sense of intent and belonging to our country in our DNA to bring out a change." Said Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India at BW Businessworld 4th Digital India Summit & Awards today in New Delhi today.

Addressing the audience at the event, Alphons said that the biggest technological revolution in the world has been undertaken the able guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is providing the unique identification number Aadhaar to 1.24 billion people of India, which has not ever happened before.

"For me, the greatest technological revolution are - schemes like Aadhaar, at least 70 per cent of the population having access to toilets, and electricity supply to the last village and household in India," he added.

He also affirmed that the government needs to collaborate with private sectors to make sure that our intellectual property is not sold to foreign companies. Indigenous solutions and companies need to be prioritised especially in the field of technology. "98 per cent of IT/ITES services are provided by foreign companies, most of the techies are working for foreigners, which needs to change." he cited.


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