NEW DELHI: Tripura’s Governor Tathagata Roy today came out in support of the state chief minister’s statements from yesterday that the internet and satellites existed during the period of the fictional epic Mahabhharata.
“Tripura Chief Minister’s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like ‘Divya drishti’, Pushpaka Ratha’, etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon,” tweeted Roy today.
Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb yesterday 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 in the epic) 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 had existed in India 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 U.S. company but most of its engineers are all from our country,” the Tripura CM added.
“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,” said the CM.