Digital transformation is the future: Minister

Digital transformation is the future: Minister
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Dimapur, April 15: Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along Longkumer has said that digital transformation is the future that we all need to be prepared for.
“In this ever changing world & the advances being made through technologies, Nagas have to shed their narrow-mindedness to embrace change for better. NIIT is the right platform to provide the much needed skills to the students to get the national & international exposure,” he said adding IT skills cannot be ignored today as it controls all spheres of our life.
Speaking at the 19th Foundation Day of NIIT Dimapur Center on April 14 at NIIT Dimapur Center’s auditorium, Temjen Imna exhorted the NIITians to seriously re-skill themselves and appreciated the team of NIIT which keeps itself updated with the latest technologies.
Congratulating the NIIT Dimapur center team for its 18 years of hard work in building Nagaland, the minister asked for its expansion in other districts of Nagaland, besides opening a call centre to employ the youth of Nagaland. He also advised NIIT to open a university in Nagaland for high-end technology education. He also showed his willingness to work with NIIT for any project which can benefit youth of Nagaland.
Congratulating Ajay Sethi, Managing Director of NIIT Dimapur Center for his 18 years of dedicated services beyond his community’s traditional business, he appreciated the Jain community’s contribution in providing an educationist for the welfare of Nagaland.
Earlier, Ajay Sethi, MD, NIIT Dimapur reminisced about his team’s achievements in the last 18 years. “Freshest Technology First” being NIIT’s motto, NIIT Dimapur has undergone 11 curriculum changes to train approximately 25,000 NIITians of Nagaland while partnering with 16 institutions of Nagaland & employing almost all the major tribes of Nagaland & major communities of India at one or the other time.
More than 200 people have been employed by the company till date out of which 50% have always been Nagas. He also expressed gratitude to Government of Nagaland for sponsoring 121 unemployed youth to undergo job-guaranteed GNIIT program at the centre for becoming software engineers, while requesting for providing soft-loans or any other support for the needy youth of Nagaland.
Speaking on the occasion, Om Prakash Sethi, President, Marwari Samaj cited various ways in which Jain Samaj contributed for the welfare of Nagas in general. Abea Mero, an entrepreneur & social worker, besides being the vice-president, NDPP said that employed or unemployed, self-employment is the need of the hour as Government jobs are saturated.
GNIITian Myingthunglo Y. Ezung, fresher Mazir Abdin Talukdar & Meriseno Kannao, faculty also spoke on the occasion.
(Page News Service)