Gadget Insights: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Aatma Nirbhar Innovation Challenge, encouraging India’s tech community to create an Aatma Nirbhar App, after India banned 59 Chinese applications due to India – China border dispute.
“This challenge is for you if you have such a working product or if you feel you have the vision and expertise to create such products. I urge all my friends in the tech community to participate.” PM Modi tweeted.
The challenge will be monitored by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission and run in two tracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.
In a tweet, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Electronics and Information Technology (IT) Minister said that the prime minister has launched the challenge to encourage Indian application developers and innovators.
“PM @narendramodi urged tech community to participate in #AatmaNirbharBharat App Innovation Challenge
* PM’s post on LinkedIn
*evolve for Indian market&compete with world
*challenge to promote existing apps&develop new apps
*tech to make traditional Indian games popular @rsprasad’,” he tweeted.
“Today, when the entire nation is working towards creating an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, it is a good opportunity to give direction to their efforts, momentum to their hard-work and mentorship to their talent to evolve Apps which can satisfy our market as well as compete with the world.” PM Modi’s LinkedIn post said.
“Track-01 will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month.
For incubating new Apps and Platforms, Track-02 initiative will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out along with market access,” PM Modi’s LinkedIn post further read.