India has talent, market, capital, investors should take advantage of opportunities: PM Modi in Viva Tech summit

New Delhi, 16 June: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invited innovators and investors from across the world to take advantage of the efficiencies available in India, saying India has talent, markets, capital, economic systems and a culture of openness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the fifth edition of the ‘Viva Tech’ conference held in Paris, the French capital today.

He said that despite the pandemic, there are mining, space, banking, atomic energy and many such areas in which India has made many reforms. This shows that India has remained friendly and agile as a nation even during this period.

The Prime Minister described the Corona epidemic as a big catastrophe and said that there is no need to be disappointed with it. We need to focus on two bases of repair and repair right now. At the same time, innovation helps where the traditional fails.

The Prime Minister divided innovation into two parts, one before the pandemic and the other during the pandemic. He said that digital development was a pre-pandemic innovation and said that due to this, it helped in dealing with the epidemic, staying connected, working easily. Through this we can work, talk and help each other.

He also appreciated the role of start-ups in innovation during the Corona pandemic.

Referring to India’s cooperation with France, the Prime Minister said that the two countries are working together in diverse areas, including emerging areas like technology and digital technology.

Other prominent speakers at the event include French President Emmanuel Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and ministers and parliamentarians from various European countries.

The event will also see participation from corporate figures such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith.

Viva Tech is one of the largest digital and startup events in Europe. It is held in Paris every year since 2016. It is organized jointly by Publicis Groupe, a leading advertising and marketing conglomerate, and Les Echos, a leading French media conglomerate.

It brings together stakeholders from the technology innovation and startup ecosystem. The event includes exhibitions, awards, panel discussions and start-up competitions.

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