The Gujarat chief minister in his speech underlined the need to develop an information highway through information and communication technology (ICT) to achieve the goal of "One Nation, One Vision and One Mission". He said the IT sector can help the nation progress towards all-round development and focus on tapping the nation's potential, particular the youth and women.
Speaking at the XXth Awards function organised by CyberMedia group, Modi said the global ICT and electronics market is ever growing.
Modi alleged that the 2G Spectrum scam in the telecom sector has hit India only in terms of monetary damage due to corruption but also the future of youth talent of our country. It said the challenge before the country is now to recover from this. Modi praised the functioning of the telecom sector during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government and said it was for the first time then that a separate IT ministry and a new IT Act were formed and also a separate task force for the telecom sector was established.