Mohali: Different sections of the society, including politicians and corporates, should work towards job creation as it is the only "antidote" that can make the country prosperous, Infosys Executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy said on Saturday.
He also emphasised upon the need for countries like India to use technology in an intelligent way to reduce poverty and promote transparency in government as well as corporates.
"The need of the day for all of us, including politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, corporate leaders and civil societies is to come to a unanimous conclusion (that) job creation is only antidote, and only solution to make country prosperous," Murthy said during his address at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Infosys' new campus here.
He also said that the government should use taxes for making lives better, particularly of poor people by providing them basic education, healthcare facilities and so on.
Murthy, who returned last June from retirement to head the firm, also stressed on adoption of technology by the country in order to reduce poverty.
"Technology is the finest instrument that God has given us to reduce poverty in countries like India...One country that has to embrace technology in a very intelligent way," he said.
"We must embrace technology in a very passionate way so that governments become accessible to the poorest of poor, companies can create more and more jobs leveraging the power of technology and make lives of poor people better by helping them," he added.
First Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 22:22