Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that India will give the world the next Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
He was speaking in his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, where he spoke about a number of home-grown apps, which were recently awarded top prizes in the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.
"Youth participated enthusiastically in the challenge, in which nearly two-thirds of the entries were made by the youths of tier-2 and tier-3 cities," Modi said
"Awards were given to around two dozen apps in different categories. I request listeners to familiarise themselves with these apps and to connect with them," the PM added.
Prime Minister Modi discussed several of these apps, including Kutuki Kids Learning app- an interactive app for children.
He also spoke about ku KOO ku- a microblogging platform; Chingari app, which is getting popular among the youth.
He also spoke about the Ask Sarkar app, which has been developed to get the right information about any government scheme.
"Today's small start-ups will transform into big companies tomorrow and become the mark of India in the world," he said.
"One should not forget that the big companies which exist in the world today, were also, once, start-ups," Modi added.
It may be mentioned here that the Aatmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge selected the best apps from around 7000 entries across India.
These were from different categories like gaming, entertainment, business, utilities, social media, fitness, etc.
Indian video app 'Chingari' that is a competitor to the now-banned Chinese app TikTok was the winner in the social category.
The second winner in the category was YourQuote, India's largest writing app, and news app Koo was the third winner.
Some of the top winners in each category were - CaptionPlus (Entertainment); Logically - Check Fake News and Verify Facts (News); Hitwicket Superstars - 3D Cricket Strategy Game (Games); Zoho Workplace & Cliq (Office); StepSetGo (SSG) - Step Earn Redeem (Health); Disprz (eLearning); Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense (Business); and MapmyIndia Move: Maps, Navigation & Tracking (Others).
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