Feel differently and act,’ urges Dr. Pitroda

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‘Think differently and act,’ urges Dr. Pitroda

Mumbai, 1 April 2013: The Indian Merchants’ Chamber study wing IMC-Economic Research &amp Coaching Foundation (ERTF) has organised 10th Kilachand Memorial Lecture today at the IMC Constructing. Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Data Infrastructure &amp Innovations, Chairman, National Expertise Commission delivered the lecture on ‘Creating the understanding and Innovation Economy for 21st Century.’

“When I began functioning in India in the year 1981, the scenario in our telecom sector was totally various. Now, the 1st phase of the telecom regulation is almost more than and the second phase is even far more thrilling,” stated a confident Dr. Pitroda. “What we want to do in this sector is to do things differently and this is what I get in touch with innovation. We do not collaborate nicely and share details and facilities accessible,” he added. “In the next 18 months, 25,000 Panchayats in this country will be connected by optic fibre and distinct people will be capable to use it differently,” explained Dr. Pitroda about the status of the implementation of the telecom infrastructure in the country.

“Our next mission is to develop an IP address in each space of this nation and is also in the approach of computerizing all key government and court associated matters quickly. This is a vision which no other government in the world dared to do,” concluded Dr. Pitroda.

Dr. Pitroda emphasized on the significance of new technologies to bring about new adjustments in the society. “If India wants to grow then it has to modify and for alter it has to equip itself with new technologies.”

Although speaking about the education, Dr. Pitroda stated that the days of chalk and blackboard teaching where the part of the teacher was aimed at preparing and delivering content material are extended more than. These days it can all be accessed on the Web. The teacher has to become a mentor for students and it is necessary to alter their attitude and go for multidiscipline by way of enhancing soft capabilities as a single profession may not last a lifetime. The paradigm in education needs to be changed.

Dr. Pitroda reiterated that “Tod Phod Jod Centre” need to be encouraged. In these centres, students will be asked to break an instrument/object and then fix it back so as to understand innovation. Many such centres are already operating in schools of Madhya Pradesh, karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These centers would improve the efficiency and productivity in our production processes by bringing innovative tips, products, processes, designs to add value and this will directly or indirectly augment India’s development.

Earlier, Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, President, IMC in his welcome address, congratulated Dr. Pitroda for his contributions to the Indian telecom sector. Mr. Tanil Kilachand, Co-Chairman, IMC ERTF proposed the vote of thanks.

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