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Mmhonlumo stresses on e-governance & IT for transparency


5th e-Naga Summit begins

Dimapur, November 30: Advisor, IT&C, Science & Technology and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon today stressed on the prominent role e-governance and IT is playing in transforming the society by bringing transparency, efficiency and delivery to public services.
He was speaking at the 5th e-Naga Summit on the theme ‘Towards making the State of Nagaland a leader in e-democracy & digital society’ at RCEMPA, Jotsoma.
Mmhonlumo reminded that in the 21st century, a new society is now emerging where knowledge is the primary resources instead of capital and labour, and the key to success is now relying more on superior technology. And out of various kinds of technology, the information technology is now used in every area of human activity, he said.
“We need young people in our society to be innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and that the e-Naga Summit is one platform where young people can learn a lot from our resource persons and experts with vast experience and knowledge. With the right policies and investments in human capital, we can empower young people to drive socio-economic development and boost our economy,” he said. He added that the Government of Nagaland will do whatever is possible to promote IT culture and digital society to boost the economy and socio-economic development in the State.
Special guest, Ambassador of Estonia to India, Katrin Kivi said that since 2015 the Department of IT&C of Nagaland has organized the summit which has been attended by experts from Estonia several times. Estonian experts are taking part in the e-Naga Summit for the fourth year in a row this time and last year, the Nagaland Government inked a MoU with the Estonian e-Governance Academy.
The main objective of the five-year agreement is to work together to develop and expand scientific collaboration on setting up e-Governance Academy in Nagaland. She said that it is important to discuss such topics as the role of social media, e-democracy and technology in policy formulation for Government, future of a State and promotion of digital society in every corner of the world.
The Ambassador said that one of her tasks in India is to take this cooperation forward to bring tangible results. She pointed out one very interesting project where internet runs on the beam of light. This idea which is known as LiFi, was born in India and the company is registered in Estonia through e-residency programme that celebrates five years this year.
LiFi is a full duplex communication network enabling transmittal of data. The potency of bidirectional Visible Light Communication allows to build an ideal medium, independent of congested radio frequencies and interference from electromagnetic waves, thus, resulting in faster data transfer. Lifi as it is called is being developed to provide alternative to Wifi to provide internet in places where Wifi connection cannot work that well.
Phase 1 of Kohima WiFi City was also launched during the second session of the programme by Advisor, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr Neikiesalie Kire. (Page News Service)