The use of technology coupled with bold decisions can help India leapfrog into inclusive growth and improve the quality of health and education, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said.
Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ campaign along with the socio-economic reforms, Gates said that digitisation can help monitor quality and eventually help the education system.
The idea is “if you take care of their health, including nutrition and you improve the education system… then the promise for India is really unbelievable,” Gates told PTI in an interview.
“Absolutely yes,” Gates said when asked if digitisation and modern technologies would help India achieve the goals of an ideal society as being articulated by top Indian leaders’ post-independence.
“The idea of growing up is having very high survival rates, growing up without malnutrition, giving birth without the mother’s life being at risk; the next 20-25 years India will make a lot of progress on these things,” said Gates, who now is involved in major philanthropic activities globally as head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.