He gave the formula to a baffled crowd while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court’s new digital filing system, ICMIS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday proposed an unusual formula to describe the future of the country.
“IT + IT = IT”, Modi, known for his penchant for coining abbreviations, said to an amused audience while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court’s new digital filing system. He then elaborated what he meant: “Information technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow.”
He said the country needs to embrace technology in a more collective fashion rather than in a piecemeal fashion. He said that all sections of society must embrace technology to gain the real benefits.
“Embracing technology can’t happen if only a few people are keen on it. The scale must be larger,” Modi said.
Modi started his speech with a few jokes. He said, “Buddh Purnima, it’s a holiday, we are working. Aadhunikata ke taraf ek aur kadam (another step towards modernisation).”
Calling Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar as “chief saheb”, Modi complimented the judiciary for cutting off vacation time.
He said, “In the old days, there used to be a flower vase on the table of an officer. Now, it is a big computer, which is rarely opened. We send a sms, and ring up to find out whether the sms has reached.”
“Artificial Intelligence will soon dominate the world,” joked PM Modi. “A day will come when we will be irrelevant.” Referring to third umpires in cricket, Modi added, “Technology helps.”
He was inaugurating the Supreme Court’s ICMIS, an online service to help people file complaints online.
“In my last meeting with the CJI, he had expressed concern on how to reduce the number of cases which are pending,” PM Modi recalled.
He praised the new initiative by Supreme Court saying the need of the hour is to focus on the application of science and technology.