We are richest nation in world by way of knowledge, says NITI Aayog CEO at The Doon School Founders’ Day | Dehradun News – Times of India

Dehradun: The two-day-long occasion held to mark the 85th Founders’ Day of The Doon School concluded on Saturday. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, participated within the on-line occasion because the chief visitor. He spoke on the life classes he learnt throughout his profession as an administrator and requested college students to steer by optimism. Kant, who’s 1980-batch officer, informed college students concerning the international place of India with regard to its huge quantity of information.
“We are the only country in the world with billion-plus biometrics, a billion plus mobiles and almost a billion plus bank accounts. We have over 650 million internet users and are adding a new internet user in every 3 seconds. Our app downloads are more than US and China combined. This vast scale of data and the massive digital footprint is India’s biggest strength for the technological leapfrogging in machine learning and artificial intelligence development,” Kant informed college students and friends through the occasion that was held just about as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Adding that “India is the ‘data-richest country in the world”, Kant said, “As India moves from being data rich to data intelligent, it will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to find solutions for a vast number of our challenges like water availability, health improvements and others.”
Kant, who is an officer from the Kerala cadre, also shared the story behind the ‘Incredible India’ marketing campaign that he had initiated.
“After my tenure in Kerala, I was posted as the joint secretary of the ministry of tourism in the Government of India. As I took charge, the twin tower attack took place in New York. A war was ongoing in Afghanistan and an attack took place on our Parliament. There were major travel advisories against visit to India. At the peak of this crisis, we launched the Incredible India Campaign. It was a 360-degree campaign across television, digital, and print. We connected directly with the consumers and brought the wonders of India to the living rooms of the potential tourists from across the world. The campaign brought back tourists and tourism grew rapidly in the country,” mentioned Kant.

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