Bhubaneswar: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the 5G service in the country, President Droupadi Murmu’s village Pahadpur under Kusumi block in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district experienced the new generation of telecommunication.
Students of the SLS Memorial Residential School, which was built by Murmu in the memory of his husband and two sons, participated in the launch event virtually through the 5G network. The over 100 students also connected on Jio True5G with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and other dignitaries from the India Mobile Congress being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 1st – 4th October. Several dignitaries including senior officials from Dept. of Telecom, Govt. of India and Reliance Jio along with school Principals, teachers and locals witnessed this momentous occasion at the school.
The school was among the four schools selected for the live demo of 5G usage. A tower connected with 5G fibre optics was installed by Jio for the live demo.
Sources said the students of the school will receive education live from Mumbai, thanks to the 5G network.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the India Mobile Congress, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries said “ With 5G, India will take longer and faster strides towards Sab Ka Digital Saath and Sab Ka Digital Vikas. India may have started a little late, but I want to assure all of you, we will finish first by rolling out 5G services across the length and breadth of India. And as an industry, we will ensure that we have the highest quality and the most affordable rates than anyone else has in the world. Today, I want to reiterate Jio’s commitment to deliver 5G to every town, every taluka, and every tehsil of our country by December 2023. Most of Jio’s 5G is developed in India, and hence carries the stamp of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
He further added that “The steps taken to fast-track India’s march into the 5G era provide a compelling proof of our Prime Minister’s determination. This is most heartening because 5G is much more than the next generation of connectivity technology. To my mind, it is a foundational technology that unlocks the full potential of other 21st century technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, Blockchain, and Metaverse.