Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb ahead of the World Heritage Day claimed that internet and satellite have existed since the era of Mahabharat.
Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerization and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Deb said that India invented the internet lakhs of years ago.
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjay (the charioteer of King Dhritarashtra) give a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra? It means internet was there, the satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,’ he said.
The BJP leader said that the European nations and the United States may claim that it is their invention but it is actually India’s technology.
“Internet and satellite system has existed in India during lakhs of years ago. The richest culture belongs to our nation and I feel proud of it. Even today in internet and software technology, we are ahead. See Microsoft, it may be a US company but most of its engineers are all from our country,” he added.
The Chief Minister further suggested that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a big edge to digitization by making it accessible to citizens across the country.
“Our Prime Minister himself is active on social networking sites and he asks the MPs and even the Chief Ministers about their presence on social media. We are lucky enough to have a guardian like Prime Minister,” he added.