Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the telecom industry for completing 25 years of mobile telephony in the country. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) organised a special online event “Desh Ki Digital Udaan” to commemorate the event.
In his letter, the prime minister appreciated the contribution made by DoT, telecom companies, and COAI in the growth of the telecom sector. He said while 25 years ago connectivity was a privilege, today, it is a tool of empowerment.
The letter also mentions digital mobility as an enabler of multiple kinds of mobility – social, economic and informational. He said the telecom sector’s achievements also fit in with the government’s Digital India initiative and the JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobility) programme.