Infosys Executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy today said India still remains the country with problems relating to healthcare, education, nutrition, shelter and has a long way to go in each of these sectors before “we call ourselves an accomplished society.”
“India has made significant progress in several areas in the last 65 plus years after our independence, at the same time India also remains the country with perhaps more serious problems- whether it is education, healthcare, nutrition or shelter,” Murthy said while delivering a keynote address at a hackathon event.
Speaking at “Code for India”, the global hackathon event at Google campus here, he said “in every one of these we still have a long long way to go before we can call ourselves an accomplished society.”
“This is also a society where government plays a large role and the gap between rich and the poor is so large,” he added.
Stating that therefore the contributions of participants at the hackathon in finding solution to the problems of society by the power of algorithmic, design, analysis and ability to programme will be of extraordinary use to the society, Murthy said “in some way it will be more useful to this society than most other societies.”
The global hackathon is aimed at building and showcasing scalable technological solutions for not-for-profit organisations solving real-life challenges in India.
The event will set the stage for participants and volunteers to collaborate with global counterparts and develop applications (apps) for non-profits based in India.
It is a parallel India-US hackathon being held at the Google campuses in Bangalore and in Mountain View, California.