PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized an interactive session on celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 and World Hypertension Day 2020 with the theme ‘Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ with eminent panelist which were Mr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (Broadcasting and Cables), Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI); Mr. Ashutosh Vasant, Director- POM, RailTel Corporation of India; Prof N K Goyal, President, Chairman, Emeritus; Mr. Sanjeev Shreya, Regional President, IDEMIA; Dr. M Khalilullah, Managing Director and Cardiologist, The Heart Centre, New Delhi.
Mr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj, Advisor (Broadcasting and Cables), Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) mentioned that the IT and Telecom Sector is one of the backbones sectors for the country. There is a need to advance the telecom infrastructure for the country. In India, since 2016 data usage has multiplied by 44 times and due to COVID-19, daily usage has increased by 15%. We have been taking a lot of effort and measures to ensure smooth communication and strengthen the network capacity.
The objective for 2030 for the telecom industry is innovation, inclusiveness, suitability, partnership, and others. We are trying our best to make achieve this goal through reforms, strengthen connectivity, and many other initiatives. Telecom in a dynamic growing industry and we will continue to develop it in the best possible ways. said Mr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj.
Hypertension is a behavioral change and we have accepted and are living with it but it has been projected that 25% of the global population is likely to suffer from hypertension by 2025. So, one has to be careful and we have to talk about our problems to someone who can help us to relieve the anxiety and stress we carry, said Mr. Anil Kumar Bhardwaj.
Dr. M Khalilullah, Managing Director and Cardiologist, The Heart Centre, New Delhi gave a detailed deliberation about the symptoms and factors that cause hypertension and the increase in the number of cases of hypertension over the years. He also said that people who suffer from obesity have a high chance of getting hypertension. It can be mainly dialogized via blood pressure and it has stages. He further highlighted that stroke is a severe stage of hypertension.
Hypertension can cause damage to every part of the body and it’s really important to be vigilant about it. One should start the treatment of hypertension at the earliest and make sure that one maintains an active lifestyle to keep problems like hypertension at bay, said Dr Khalilullah
Mr. Ashutosh Vasant, Director- POM, RailTel Corporation of India emphasized the shift of physical offices to virtual offices which will be the next development for the work environment. The virtual office will make India a step ahead and help the working environment more streamlined and harmonious. He further talked about the new developments in the telecommunication industry.
Mr. Sanjeev Shreya, Regional President, IDEMIA gave insights about the telecom sector’s history and developments due to which we live in a well-connected world. He also said that telecom has impacted human behavior and discussed how India has sustained itself in the telecommunication sector.
Mr. Sanjeev Shreya mentioned that India’s development in telecommunication is under two parts- first is digital telecommunication through smartphones and the second is basic feature phones. He further deliberated about the security risks involved in the telecommunication which is causing a threat and the financial inclusion due to which many telecommunication companies are having financial crunches.
Prof NK Goyal, President, Chairman, Emeritus talked about the massive increase in the usage of devices like laptops, mobiles, and others to work from home and stay connected. He further talked that during this lockdown, there are 400 cyberattacks per day, 64% were focused on educating students and there is a need to find a solution to combat it.
Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior Vice President in his welcome remarks mentioned the role of telecom in these times when the majority of people are working from home and due to telecom, we can interact and stay connected. He gave an overview of the industry focusing upon its benefits, vast reach, and its importance which needs to be understood, respected, and nurtured.
It’s important to understand that due to development in the telecom sector we can reach everyone in this world of today. The Telecom sector is profitable, the potential to grow itself and this sector becomes a thriving sector for the betterment of the future. the new normal will be to be connected via technology and keep ourselves calm, said Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal.
Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Chairman, Telecom Committee, PHD Chamber while deliberating about the growth of telecommunication in the world of today and world telecommunication day, mentioned that the future is of self-driving automobiles, remote working of operation theaters, artificial intelligence and many more. He said that we are connected via mobile and electronic devices while were in lockdown. These electronic telecommunication devices are ensuring that we are in peace and convenience and working efficiently remotely.
Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHD Chamber delivered a formal vote of thanks to all the eminent panelists and other participants and thanked them for such an informative session.
The session was supported by IDEMIA and Coca Cola. The session was moderated by Dr. Yogesh Srivastav, Principal Director, PHD Chamber, and was attended by Mr. Alok Mukherjee, Co-Chairman, Telecom Committee, PHD Chamber and received extensive participation of 100 participants which included senior members of the PHD Chamber and industry stalwarts all over the country.