4th International Conference on Life Skills & Livelihood Skills -
Leveraging Digital India for Rural Empowerment.

16-17 November 2017, at Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad
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    Dr.MCR HRD Institute
    of Telangana

    • 16-17 November 2017,

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    We Want To Have One Mission And Target:
    Take The Nation Forward – Digitally And Economically

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
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    I Am Particularly Optimistic
    About The Potential For Technological Innovation
    To Improve The Lives Of
    The Poorest People In The World

    Bill Gates
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    Everyone Gets Smarter
    Because Of This Technology…
    And The Empowerment Of People Is The Secret
    To Technological Progress

    Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman,
    Google, USA
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    India Is The World’s Largest
    Experiment In Digitalisation
    B. Santhanam, Saint-Gobain India
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    “We want to have one mission and target: Take the nation forward –
    Digitally and Economically.”

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
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    “Our youth has surprised the world with its IT skills.
    Our ancestors played with snakes, we play with mouse."

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
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    “I am particularly optimistic about the potential for technological
    innovation to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.”

    Bill Gates
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    “When people are empowered, they will use digital technology
    to innovate on their own behalf.”

    Bill Gates
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    “Everyone gets smarter because of this technology… and the
    empowerment of people is the secret to technological progress.“

    Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman,
    Google, USA
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    “The benefits of getting women connected (digitally) often outweigh
    the benefits of getting men connected because they will put their
    investments back into the education and health care of their children.”

    Sheryl Sandberg,
    Chief Operating Officer,
    Facebook, USA
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    “I’m most grounded on the role of technology. Ultimately to me
    it’s about the human capital and the human potential and
    technology empowers humans to do great things. You have to be
    optimistic about what technology can do in the hands of humans.”

    Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer,
    Microsoft Corporation, USA​
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    “India is the world’s largest experiment in digitalisation.”

    B. Santhanam, Saint-Gobain India
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    “The last mile of the digital highway is not infrastructure
    but skills of the users.”

    Debjani Ghosh, Intel South Asia
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    “In 2018, 60% of the Internet users of India will be from rural areas.”

    Jaideep Mehta, IDC India
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    “Digitising a country of the scale of India, and making it work
    well, truly will have a beneficial effect.”

    Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

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SKILLS2017 presented a valuable platform for idea development and collaborative discussion, on the national Digital India mission’s potential to transform rural agricultural economies, among the relevant stakeholders in India and across the world.

With over 350 participants from 5 countries, SKILLS2017 International Conference has achieved a key meeting with inspiring exchange on the best means to identify the challenges and creating the digital solutions necessary for rural empowerment.

SKILLS2017 is our modest effort to realize digitally empowered India. We are thankful to all those who supported us in our endeavor to make a change.

We are grateful to all participants – delegates, speakers, session chairs, sponsors and other collaborating partners. We profoundly thank the conference committees, TEAM REEDS & LSLSI, and everyone who contributed in various ways to make SKILLS2017 lively and effective.

The conference photos will be available on photo gallery page so that you can enjoy the memories about SKILLS2017. We will also be sharing the conference proceedings and recommendations soon with all the participants.

We trust that all participants found their involvement in the Conference rewarding and satisfying. We welcome your continued engagement with REEDS and LSLSI in ‘Making of Developed India’!

Thank you again for being part of such a wonderful conference experience!

- SKILLS2017 Conference Organizing Committee

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