Highlights: I dream of a digital India where high speed digital highways unite the nation, says PM

New Delhi, July 1: In an order to create participative, transparent and responsive government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the much ambitious 'Digital India' programme on Wednesday, July 1 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital. [All you need to know about Digital India programme: Explained]

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6.10 pm: Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DIETY) extends vote of thanks.

6.06 pm: PM Narendra Modi concludes his speech at the Digital India Week launch.

"I dream of a #DigitalIndia where high speed digital I-ways unite the nation. where knowledge is strength and empowers people. I dream of a #DigitalIndia where Govt services are easily available to citizens, where access to info knows no barriers. I dream of a #DigitalIndia where the world looks to India for the next big idea", pledges PM Modi.

6.05 pm: "The day is not far when banking will be paperless and premise-less. Govt is ready to help start-ups in whatever way we can. We need to push the youth of our nation, help them", says PM.

What is the reason that innovations do not happen in our nation? Like #MakeInIndia, "Design In India" is as essential. Youth of our nation can use "Design In India" to give more power to #DigitalIndia, I call on the youth of my nation for that", says PM Modi.

The world is so worried about cyber security. One click can change a lot of things. Must assure the world through innovation that if it is a product of India, the world is secure in the cyber world", says PM Modi.

5.50 pm: "If the demographic dividend with not get digital strength then we wont be able to yield fruits of it globally. In the past, people lived beside rivers. Then came highways. Now they set up homes where optical fiber cables pass through", says PM Modi.

5.48 pm: Time has changed. Back in the day when we visited someone the kid in the house used to play with your glasses or pen. Now the kids go for your phone. Thats how much technology-oriented the world has become. And we need to go with the times", says PM Modi.

5.45 pm: "I am confident that the dreams of crores of Indians will be fulfilled", says PM Modi.

5.42 pm: "Even kids today understand the power of digital. It's time we should as well", says PM.

5.40 pm: "I want to congratulate Ravi Shanka Prasad and his entire team. They have used a comprehensive integrated approach to change India's future", says PM Modi.

5.39 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks at the launch of 'Digital India Week'.

5.32 pm: "Digital India is one movement that takes services to the people. Finance Minister.

5.31 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks at the launch of Digital India Week.

5.25 pm: Hari Om Rai of Lava Mobile extending his support to Digital India

5.19 pm: Pawan Munjal, Vice chairman of the Hero motocorp delivers his support for Digital India.

5.17 pm: "Digital India carries sign of PM Narendra Modi and that of transformation. Digital India needs unlimited cloud computing to be a success", says Anil Ambani.

"With PM Narendra Modi we inaugurated a new era of visionary and decisive leadership. Our Prime Minister is India's greatest and world's most popular leaders in the digital space", says Ambani.

5.16 pm: "With Narendra Bhai as PM we inaugurated a new era of visionary and decisive leadership", says Ambani.

5.15 pm: Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani speaks at at the launch of Digital India Week.

5.13 pm: "Looking to invest $500 mn in India over the next 10 years; expect to create over 20,000 new jobs in India", says Cheng.

5.11 pm: Ping Cheng, CEO of Delta Electronics talks about his participation in Digital India. "Digital India drive will help India ensure sustainable growth", says Cheng.

5.06 pm: Anil Agarwal, the Non-Executive Chairman of Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) speaks at the launch of DIW.

5.05 pm: "We need to take connectivity to the next level, we need to bring 4G for the masses. We are committed to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in next 5 years in digital space", says Mittal.

5.04 pm: "Mr Modi understands the power of technology and how it can transform the nation, connect the nation in shortest timeframe", says Sunil Mittal.

5.02 pm: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Airtel India head pledges support for Digital India. "We need to take connectivity to the next level, bring 4G for masses", says Sunil Bharti Mittal.

4.58 pm: Bernhard Gerwert, CEO Airbus Defence & Space speaks about Digital India.

4.56 pm: "Digital India has very exciting prospects. PM has articulated a bold vision for our digital future.We applaud this momentous launch", says Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla.

4.52 pm: Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla speaks at the launch of Digital India Week.

4.50 pm: "India Today + Information Technology = India Tomorrow has become a staple mantra of IT firms", says Premji.

4.48 pm: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji speaks at the launch of Digital India Week.

4.45 pm: "I commit Tata Group's wholehearted participation to make this a century of India innovation. Tata Group will hire 60,000 IT professionals this year", says Mistry.

4.43 pm: Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry speaks at the launch of Digital India Week.

4.40 pm: Mukesh Ambani will invest Rs 2.5 lakh crore across Digital India pillars.

4.35 pm: RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani speaks at the launch of Digital India Week.

"Digital India will be a huge success because of youth of our country", says Ambani.

4.30 pm: Kiran Kumari and Tanuja - awarded by PM for exceptional work in the area of Digital India.

4.25 pm: PM Modi launches the Digital India book that focusses on the nine pillars of the campaign.

4.17 pm: PM Modi announces an array of products under Digital India campaign: BharatNet, Digital Locker, National Scholaships Portal.

4.15 pm: PM Narendra Modi unveils Digital India Logo and officially launches the Digital India Week campaign video.

4.12 pm: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the audience, says, "Digital India" will bring about a great change,let me appeal all, to make this great mission a great success."

4.08 pm: PM Narendra Modi and Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reach Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi to launch the 'Digital India' programme.

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