Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a book titled ‘Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem’ in New Delhi on 20 October 2019. He presented books’ first copy to eminent industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata. The book has been authored by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Roopa Purushothaman.
- The book ‘Bridgital Nation’ presents a powerful vision of future where technology and human beings co-exist in a mutually beneficial ecosystem. It stresses that instead of accepting technology as replacement of human labour, India can use it as an aid to generate more jobs.
- The cutting edge digital tools can act as bridge between aspirations and achievements – hence the term ‘bridgital’. The book strengthens the vision of government on technological approach. It stresses that technology is a bridge not a divider and it is a multiplier not a threat.
- Technology and talent are not a threat but force multiplier, moreover, technology builds a bridge between aspirations and achievements; and also a bridge between government and governance.
- When technology becomes bridge it leads to transparency and targeted Delivery and thereby, effective use of technology turns challenges into opportunities. However, technology was not the only solution but human intention and right intention is also very important.