Addressing the silver Jubilee event of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) through video conferencing in New Delhi, Mr Modi said, India’s telecom sector is a great example of self-reliance adding that the connectivity in 21st century India will determine the pace of progress of the nation.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr L Murugan said, TRAI has continuously worked to protect the interest of service providers and consumers of telecom and broadcasting sector. Dr Murugan termed TRAI as a key facilitator of modern Indian digital regulation. He added that the Digital India mission has transformed the lives of millions of Indians.
Dr Murugan said, in the last eight years, the motto of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas has enabled DD Free Dish to emerge as the largest free to air public DTH platform serving more than 4.5 crore family. He said, when schools were closed during Covid-19, DD Free Dish came to the aid of millions of students.
In his address, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra said, the reach, scope and employment is huge in the broadcasting sector. He said, the media and entertainment industry today is estimated to be about 25 Billion Dollars and it is expected to reach 70 Billion Dollars by 2030.
During the event, the Prime Minister also released a postal stamp to commemorate the silver jubilee celebrations of TRAI. News On Air