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"E-Governance to me is ‘easy, effective and efficient governance'"
"We try to connect our people, mainly the young generation, to our roots and our legacy of knowledge through the Sanskrit and Hindi versions of the portal."
"I welcome all those who want to study our model and use the knowledge for the betterment of the society"

Place : Gandhinagar, Date :28-10-2010

Dear Friends,

I am extremely happy for today's award since it has supported my belief that we can do wonders by deploying the strength of social networking platforms- not only to remain closely in touch with people or to improve our delivery mechanisms, but also to make people actively participate in governance. It gives me satisfaction that over a period of time this portal has evolved as a strong platform for the citizens to have easy access to the highest office of the State. We receive hundreds of messages, tweets and other communication, many of them requiring our intervention for some or the other issues. We see to it that each message is read and each request attended to. I firmly believe that ‘People's voice is the key driver of a democracy and listening to that voice is the key test of Good Governance'.

E-Governance to me is ‘easy, effective and efficient governance'. It is quite heartening that the e-governance initiatives of Gujarat are being acknowledged and recognised in one or the other forums. Our ICT based grievance redress programme called SWAGAT has been recently recognised by the UN. The august audience here would be happy to know that my office received the UN Public service award for its contribution towards improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of public service. Gujarat is the only State in the country having provided broadband connectivity to all 13,695 Village Panchayats. We have been successfully providing e-services in a number of areas which include e-Dhara for computerized land records; e-gram, e-municipality and one-day governance for delivery of citizen centric services, just to mention a few.

I have been saying that the 21st century is the century of knowledge and hence it is the century of India. The knowledge treasured in Indian culture is impeccable and immense. We try to connect our people, mainly the young generation, to our roots and our legacy of knowledge through the Sanskrit and Hindi versions of the portal.

Let me also mention here another facet of networking. Friends, this portal is managed entirely by volunteers, that too staying in different parts of the world.

I take this opportunity to thank the forum for recognising our efforts. I also congratulate all our co-winners and nominees. I welcome all those who want to study our model and use the knowledge for the betterment of the society. To enable us deliver still better, your suggestions are most welcome. Let us all work together for betterment of the society by use of technology. Let us all strive for e-governed India.

Narendra Modi

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Excellency,

Greetings and thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.

Your party has achieved its fourth consecutive major victory under your leadership. I had immediately congratulated you on Twitter for the same, but today as we are meeting up virtually, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you once again and wish you all the best!

Excellency,

Our relations are based on shared values ​​like democracy and the rule of law. Our approach towards global challenges like climate change, terrorism, pandemics is also the same. Convergence is also emerging on our thoughts about new areas like Indo-Pacific resilient supply chains and Global Digital Governance. Today, we will give a new dimension to this bond with our Strategic Partnership on Water. The establishment of a fast track mechanism for promoting investment will also add new momentum to our strong economic cooperation. I am confident that in the post-Covid period many new opportunities will open up in which like-minded countries like ours can increase mutual cooperation.

Excellency,

The visit of Their Majesties to India in 2019 has given a boost to India-Netherlands relations. I believe that today our Virtual Summit will add further momentum to the relations.

Excellency,

Just as you mentioned about the Indian diaspora, it is true that a large number of people of Indian origin are living there in Europe, but I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for the care and concern that you have shown to the people of Indian origin in this corona period, in this pandemic. We will also get the opportunity to discuss various issues during the COP-26 as well as the India-EU summit with the European Union.