TURA, April 12: Digital India launched on 1 July 2015 is a campaign by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.
A day after Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma hit out at the central government’s move to mark this year’s Good Friday as Digital India Day, member of parliament (MP) from Tura, Conrad K Sangma today shot off a letter seeking deferment of Digital India Day for Christians across the country.
In a letter to the PM, Narendra Modi, Conrad stated, “It is learnt that Digital India Day (DID) this year falls on Good Friday, April. I express my best wishes for the celebration of DID but with deepest and sincere concern of the Christian community, I suggest you to kindly
defer DID so that the secular fabric of India remained honoured.”
Christian dominated North East has not taken too well to the idea of observance of DID on the same day as Good Friday with most coming out openly on social media to condemn the move that most believe will hit hard at India’s projection as a secular state.