E-Sanjeevani’s reach reflects power of India’s digital revolution: PM

NEW DELHI, 26 Feb: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the e-Sanjeevani app, which facilitates online medical consultations, reflects the power of India’s digital revolution, noting that over 10 crore people have benefitted from it so far.

In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast, Modi said that the app is becoming “a life protection app” for the common man, middle class or those living in remote areas.

“This is the power of India’s digital revolution,” he said.

He also referred to the recent agreement between India’s unified payments interface (UPI) and Singapore’s PayNow, so as to allow easy money transfer between people of the two countries to underscore the boost in ease of living brought by the country’s adoption of digital technologies.

The prime minister spoke to a doctor and a patient to highlight how helpful the app has proved in providing medical consultations. “This is a big achievement. This is a living example of how the people of India

have made technology a part of their lives. We have seen that in the time of Corona, e-Sanjeevani app proved to be a great boon for the people,” he said.

In his address, Modi also highlighted the cleanliness exercises adopted by people in different parts of the country to say that ;Swachh Bharat’ has become a mass movement.

“If we resolve, we can make a huge contribution towards a clean India,” he said.

Various efforts being made to preserve and promote India’s cultural heritage also featured in his address.

Modi said the might of a country increases with the strength of society, adding that interest in Indian sports and toys saw a big increase after they were mentioned in the broadcast.

“Indian toys have become such a craze that their demand has increased even in foreign countries,” he said.

Noting that, on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary, observed as Unity Day, on 31 October, three competitions related to patriotic songs, lullabies and rangoli were started, he said that over five lakh people from more than 700 districts participated in them.

The prime minister also played some of the winning entries in the programme, including the ones who received the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar.

Modi said, “I hope that all these artistes will continue to inspire everyone at the grassroots towards making performing arts more popular.” (PTI)