Take advantage of electronics, IT facilities for better future: Union min urges NE youths

DIMAPUR, 7 May: Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday virtually inaugurated five centres of the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) from here and urged the youths of the northeastern region to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the government for a better future.
The five NIELIT centres, located in Dibrugarh (Assam), Dimapur (Nagaland), Jorhat (Assam), Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), and Senapati (Manipur), will help in the skill enhancement of the educated youths in the Northeast.
The union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said that the NIELIT should not be considered as a gateway to a certificate but a gateway to a new life.
“The facilities will give more options to youngsters to excel by dint of their capabilities,” he said.
The minister said that the mission of the government is that every youth will have the opportunity to be skilled and trained in technology through the combination of NIELIT centres and the digital India platform.
Not a single youth in the country will lack the opportunity to access skills, he said.
Recollecting his earlier visit, the minister said there was only one entrepreneur in the Software Technology Parks of India, Kohima, about seven months ago.
“Now STPI Kohima is packed with entrepreneurs. And that is the symbol or the sign of the future of Nagaland and the future of the Northeast,” he said.
Chandrasekhar also launched the NECB 2.0 project for capacity building and training in digital skill sets in the northeastern states. The project is funded by the electronics & information technology ministry.
The NIELIT will be the implementing agency, through its centres in Agartala, Aizwal, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, and Shillong.
Earlier in the day, the minister visited the Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre here and inspected the facilities and ongoing projects. (PTI)