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'Digital India' is the theme of MIT conference this year

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

India, which is creating a global buzz with its massive outreach and innovative solutions, has attracted the attention of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US.

MIT students have invited senior minister for a day-long brain-storming session on 'India' to discuss the progress made by in digitisation, the challenges that lies ahead and its impact on the socio-economic fabric of the country.

"It is indeed heartening to see that the transformational programs of our such as India, Skill India, Stand-Up India, etc are generating curiosity among some of the best institutions of the world," the Union IT minister said in a statement issued by organisers of the annual MIT-Conference.

Prasad is scheduled to deliver the key-note address at the conference in Boston on April 9, said Priyanka Chaturvedi, co-chair of the conference, which will also be attended by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission.

"In the same context we will explore innovative ideas and practical solutions adopted by different entities - government, big corporations and emerging start-ups - to empower the country with increased access to digital," said Rakesh Sridhar, another co-chair of the conference.

Other major speakers at the conference include filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Shekhar Kapur, and Sumant Sinha, CEO of ReNew Power.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:07 IST