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India Internet Governance Forum, 2021 will be held in Delhi next month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the event. Dr.Ajay Data of Rajasthan will be presenting his expert views on the Internet Governance Policies in the forum. Dr.Data hails from Rajasthan and is the founder of Made in India videoconferencing app VideoMeet and linguistic email platform XgenPlus.
A curtain raiser preliminary event was held in Delhi last week organized by the United Nations Mission. The prime vision behind the event is to facilitate every citizen with internet access. At the same time, the significant policy framework and cybersecurity issues must be addressed by the stakeholders. It was for the first time in history that the different stakeholders gathered under the same roof with common interests.
Indian Government’s Minister of State, Mr.Rajeev Chandrashekar emphasized removing the language barrier in providing internet services to the common people. He added that all the government websites must be available in all languages including email addresses and domain names in the Indian languages.
Dr.Ajay Data addressed the event and said that removing the language barrier is necessary for the digitalization process in the country. He added that every citizen irrespective of the language he speaks or understands must be able to use internet facilities including people who do not speak or understand the English language. People with visual impairment must be able to use the internet just like every other person, he said.