Jaipur Becomes First Lighthouse City of India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, Digital Economy, Digital India, Genpact, Cisco
Jaipur : Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, on Monday said, "Rajasthan is the best equipped state when it comes to embracing the Digital Economy. Rajasthan stands out for making Digital India a reality”. She was addressing at the inauguration of the Global Centre of Excellence here at Genpact Building on Monday. During this, John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco and NV Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Raje addressed award winning youngsters whose Citizen Centric Apps won prizes, said, “Get yourselves skilled, since the skill set shall be your only ticket to the future and it is imperative that in order to be relevant, you keep improving, keep learning and keep innovating”.

Raje congratulated both Cisco and Genpact on their efforts and said, “Application of advanced digital technology will benefit Jaipur in its efforts in economic and social progress through an enhanced citizen experience. This partnership will significantly help Jaipur to become a city of the future”.         

John Chambers, Executive Chairman of CISCO said, “Government leaders today increasingly recognize the importance of digitization as the foundation for economic growth, job creation and the development of a knowledgeable workforce. Our commitment with the Cisco Lighthouse initiative in Jaipur is to help the state develop an ecosystem of talent, entrepreneurship and innovation to drive growth, generate jobs, diversify the economy and support sustainable growth.

He admired Vasundhara Raje for her strong vision to digitize Rajasthan, and said CISCO was honored to collaborate with the state to help realize its vision of ‘Digital Rajasthan."

Tyagarajan, CEO Genpact reiterated GENPACT’s commitment to Rajasthan and briefed the audience about the company’s expansion plans that included the upcoming centre in Sitapura which is likely to be operational this year and create 1000 local jobs. “We believe this collaboration will have a resounding ripple effect on a global scale by demonstrating how collaborative innovation can result in making a large city like Jaipur truly smart and connected."

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