Reacting to the first anniversary of the government's ambitious plan to digitally empower the people of the country, Debjani Ghosh, vice president, Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director, South Asia, Intel, said we're off to a great start and making steady progress.

"However, we still have a long journey ahead of us and must provide access to last mile connectivity and infrastructure. There is also a need to inculcate a temperament of innovation in our education system to ensure sustainable technology development to solve local problems," she told reporters.

"I would like to congratulate the government on the anniversary of its Digital India programme and Intel India is proud to collaborate with the government on multiple initiatives that will help in the transformation of Digital India from vision to reality," she added.

According to Rajiv Srivastava, Managing Director, HP Inc. India, the Digital India vision is driving transformation for the Indian businesses and citizens.

"I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government of India for successful completion of one year of Digital India programme. HP believes in bridging the digital divide in the country and we are committed to contributing to the programme by enabling digital transformation and increase the technology adoption in India," Srivastava told reporters.

India will soon launch a Rs 1,800 crore (USD 265 million) Digital Literacy Mission for 60 million people in rural areas as another initiative to bridge the gulf between those who have access to and can use computers and the internet and those who don't, a top official told reporters recently.

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