Internet, satellite existed since Mahabharata era, says Tripura CM
Tripura : It sounds surprising when Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb mentioned about the existence of internet and satellite since the Mahabharata era. During a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Biplab Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.
"Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. How could Sanjaya (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.
"Internet and satellite system had 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 Tripura Chief Minister is in the view India was top in technology since the epic era of the Mahabharata, but somehow in the mid years, it went missing.
"But, again today India has regained its position in technology in the world and it can be proved from the fact that a large number of software engineers play a vital role in the US companies," the Chief Minister said.
Deb further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a big drive to digitisation by making it accessible to citizens across the nation.
"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.