PM poses challenge to youth to create world class Made in India Apps

04-07-2020

New Delhi, (UNI)

Amid the India China border standoff and the decision of the NDA government to ban 59 Chinese apps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday posed to the youth of the country a challenge to create world class Made in India Apps. 


In a series of tweets, the PM urged India’s IT workforce to take part in an innovation challenge to “code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. 


“This challenge is for you if you have such a working product or if you feel you have the vision and expertise to create such products. I urge all my friends in the tech community to participate,” Modi said in a LinkedIn post on Saturday. 


The PM said that there is immense enthusiasm among the tech and start-up community to create world class Made in India Apps. 


'To facilitate their ideas and products @GoI_MeitY and @AIMtoInnovate are launching the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge,' the PM said. 


“For promotion of existing Apps and Platforms across the categories of E-learning, Work-from-Home, Gaming, Business, Entertainment, Office Utilities, and Social Networking, Government will provide mentoring, hand-holding and support. Track-01 will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month,” the PM said in his LinkedIn post titled 'Let us Code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat!'. 


'We all know the huge potential of our market and the scale products can achieve if they can satisfy the demands of the market. Nowadays, we are seeing huge interest and enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps. 


Today, when the entire nation is working towards creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, it is a good opportunity to give direction to their efforts, momentum to their hard-work and mentorship to their talent to evolve Apps which can satisfy our market as well as compete with the world,' the PM said.