The India Internet Governance Forum 2021 was jointly inaugurated by Ashwini Vaishnaw and Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

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New Delhi, India, November 25: On Wednesday, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar unveiled the India Internet Governance Forum 2021 (IIGF 2021), an initiative jointly run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).The conference, which is organized around the theme Empowering India by the Internet, will gather representatives from the internet governance community to discuss the roadmap for digitization and reaffirm India's status as a key player globally, taking place between November 25-27.It will also discuss the role and importance of digitization in international policy formulation on internet governance.The Internet, Ashwini Vaishnaw said at the inaugural function, is the most vital component of any economy and society, and it is crucial to establish its governance principles.

It is also important to choose the authorship of the material shared online.Young minds are at ease to believe in what is shared online, especially on social media, and there is a need to decide responsibilities.The cultural benefits of online disruption must also be understood.Small businesses are being affected by e-commerce today, and that has a social effect.

Attention is required to the point of cyberattacks.Entire systems can be taken for ransom or can be held hostage.Can we create a robust framework for cybersecurity?I hope this forum will provide concrete responses to these questions, he said.

The government has pledged to make the internet available, safe, and trusted, and open to everyone.It must also be free from the influences of both government and big corporations, and it should be an act of faith for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration.We will soon have a billion Indians (people, children, elderly, etc.)connected online and using government programs, subsidies, etc.

He said that India's internet ecosystem and innovation potential are the key to the future of global internet, according to the Ministry of Electronics and IT, which released a press release stating that the digital drive in India is already underway to attract 100% of the population to the internet network, and that the summit is focusing on the digitization roadmap, challenges, and opportunities in India.IIGF is bringing together all players in the global internet governance ecosystem, including government, academia, civil society, and academia, as equal participants in the larger internet governance discussion.The internet has devolved into our lives, and we use it to explore, communicate, and discover opportunities.Governance is the key to surviving such a complex ecosystem, and IIGF has been taking the lead.All stakeholders should work together to anticipate what will happen in the coming years and find solutions together.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder forum that brings representatives from diverse organizations together to address public policy issues relating to the Internet.The IIGF held a closing event in October 2021 that gave an insightful account of India's digitalisation roadmap.

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