The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrated its 20th Foundation Day, reaffirming its unwavering dedication towards building India’s internet infrastructure. This momentous occasion marked two decades of NIXI’s exceptional contributions to creating a robust and inclusive digital ecosystem in the country via its business divisions towards Internet Exchange, .IN Registry, IRINN and NIXI-CSC Data Services Ltd. The event was celebrated at the Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi and attended by functionaries from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), other government departments, valued partners and the vibrant NIXI community. The event saw the inaugural NIXI Foundation Day Lecture by Alkesh Kumar Sharma, IAS, Secretary MeitY and Chairman NIXI, on the topic ‘Digital Transformation: Need for India and the Globe.’ Several dignitaries attended the event, along with several government agencies, stakeholders, including NIXI’s valued partners, and the vibrant NIXI community.
Commenting on the milestone event, after his inaugural NIXI Foundation Lecture, the Secretary, MeitY and Chairman, NIXI, said, “Starting from 2003, NIXI has been instrumental in building India into a repository of India’s internet ecosystem prowess. Evolving from the initial mandate of building Internet exchange points to keep India’s data in India, NIXI has since evolved in building the digital identity of the nation by spreading the adoption of the .in domain and spreading the IPv4 & IPv6 address usage. The Data Centres vertical helps in rounding up the ecosystem by housing data in a safe, secure, unhindered and a cyber resilient structure. In line with Honourable Prime Minister’s vision, Digital India is being ably supported by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).” He further expressed NIXI’s commitment to driving innovation, fostering inclusivity across the national spectrum and leveraging technology for a digitally enabled and empowered India.
On this occasion, Bhuvnesh Kumar, IAS, Additional Secretary, Meity, felicitated longest serving employees of NIXI who have completed 10 years of service for their outstanding contribution. Also, NIXI honoured it’s ex CEOs on this occasion for their leadership, vision and contribution to the growth of NIXI.
Speaking on the occasion, Anil Kumar Jain, Chief Executive Officer, National Internet Exchange of India, said, “It gives me immense pride and privilege to serve the nation in building an organisation that builds India for the future. The wide population spectrum of India today demands and deserves internet enablement and NIXI will strive to meet those expectations in line with NIXI’s mission of Empowering Netizens.”