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Times Now, ET Now to air Times Network’s ‘Digital India Summit and Awards’ in Apr

MUMBAI: Times Group’s English news channel Times Now and ET Now will air the third season of the group’s IP property, the ‘Digital India Summit and Awards’, in April.

Hosted by Times Network, the event took place on 23 March at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi. The entire event will be converted into episodes and each episode will be telecasted on the English news channels. The episodes will be aired right through the month of April.

The Digital India Summit 3.0 aimed at unearthing key challenges, laid emphasis on the headway made on the Digital India Initiative and also planned out a definite roadmap to build an empowered society and knowledge economy. The summit aimed to lay out key imperatives and framework for turning the vision of ‘Digital India’ into a reality.

The day-long initiative was attended by some of the valued dignitaries in India. The special guest of honour was Government of India, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. The summit kicked off with the welcome address by Times Internet vice chairman Satyan Gajwani, followed by a keynote address by Prasad.

On the initiative, Prasad said: “I compliment Times Network for focusing on the critical issue of Digital India. We want to become a leader in the digital revolution in the world. Today data management and data analysis is the next big thing. Digital payments and new start-ups are a new area of growth in the country and with GST coming very soon there will be more support for start-ups. 1.7 crore people have downloaded the Bhim app and India’s digital economy will become 1 trillion economy in the coming years. Today, no change can happen without the involvement of people and hence we want more and more participation from the citizens of the country.”

The event also saw special address from two prominent dignitaries Minister of State, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy where he spoke about Skilling India for Digital India, and a speech by Minister of State, Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.

The event was split into two parts – Digital India Summit featuring panel discussion which were held during the day and Digital India Awards in the evening. The ceremony awarded 11 organisations for their digital initiatives in the social and corporate world. The awards were given to those organisations that are harnessing power of ICT and digital tools to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and create a positive impact on society.

The ‘Digital India’ Awardees are:

Sr.No Award Category Winner
1 Digital Enterprise – Manufacturing IRA House of Designers
2 Digital Enterprise – Service Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd
3 Digital Startup Innovators Futuretrucks Logistics Pvt Ltd
4 Digital Social Innovation YourDOST Health Solutions Pvt Ltd
5 Digital Social Innovation SankalpTaru Foundation (Certificate of Recognition)
6 Digital Innovation in E-governance Solutions National Housing Bank
7 Digital Innovation in E-education learning Solutions CLT India Registered as Children Love Castles Trust
8 Digital Innovation in E-healthcare Solutions Khushi Baby
9 Digital Innovation in Skills & Employment Solutions AMBA
10 Digital Innovation in Smart City Solutions Allied Digital Services Limited
11 Innovation in Digital Energy Solutions REConnect Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd
12 Innovation in Digital Environment Solutions Uttar Pradesh Health System Strengthening Project