PM Modi launches ‘Bhim’ app to promote digital transactions

To promote and make digital transactions easier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a mobile app at DigiDhanMela programme at the Talkatora Stadium here and said digital connectivity would do wonders for our nation.

Named after Bhimrao Ambedkar, the app is called Bhim and aimed at empowering the poor.

“Mantra of Dr Ambedkar was to work for the upliftment of the poor. And the biggest power of technology is that it can empower the poor,” Modi said while addressing the gathering at the event.

He said that the launch of the Bhim App is significant and in addition to his role in making of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar was also a great economist.

The prime minister also conducted a lucky draw for the Lucky Grahak and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojanas and said these two schemes are a Christmas gift to the nation.

“The mega draw will take place on April 14, the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar and over the 100 day period, several families will be given the prizes. These schemes were launched to benefit poor," Modi said.

“In two weeks time, we will make one more accomplishment, it's security is being worked on. It will empower Bhim and you'll only require your thumb to pay,” Modi added.

“For those with a positive mindset, India has several opportunities,” the prime minister said and added that three years ago, the news was about what is lost (in scams), today it is about what has come back or what is the gain.

He thanked the media for helping the govt to formulate schemes and take up initiatives to empower the poor and said, "In last 50 days media while covering me, also questioned the govt on how will the country become digital when poor don't have mobile phones".