Rajeev Chandrasekhar

A Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) facility was officially inaugurated in Nagaland’s Kohima on September 17.

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated the STPI facility in Kohima in presence of presence of advisor IT&C, NRE, S&T, Mmhonlumo Kikon at Directorate of Information Technology & Communication in Kohima on September 17.

Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while delivering his speech, said that electronic and information technology and skill development and entrepreneurship may be both very different but the underline common thing is that it both target the youth and the mission is to build a runway of opportunity of hope and prosperity for all the youth of India.

He also said that the inauguration programme of STPI is fulfilling part of PM’s vision of creating a technology eco system in the north east and thereby creating opportunities for future generations of youngsters of this region.

He said the main reason of his visit to the Northeast region is aimed at creating a real change in the technology ecosystem in the region and deepening the extent and quality of opportunities that comes from the ecosystem. He remarked that the main objective of NIELIT centres across the country is to take the delivery of skills, knowledge and expertise closer to the communities that will use them.

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He further opined that the training centres across the Northeast is already creating appetite for more learning among the youths and aligning the learning to the opportunities that exist outside. He said that in the next six to eight months the other strategy that will be visible in north east region will be new ideas and new concepts that are more relevant in the post COVID world.

Chandrasekhar called on the Ministry of Electronic & Information Technology to work closely with the state government and state administration in order to create the outcome of job opportunities. He further encouraged the IT department to create a rolling strategy to have monthly meetings with the ministries.

Advisor, information technology & communication, new & renewable energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon informed that the Nagaland government has silently invested a lot of energy and resources for the IT department. He stated that the STPI is not just for giving grants and identifying entrepreneurs, but the Government of India will be handholding them through mentorship for achieving success of the programme that will be chosen.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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