Manipur: Minister pushes for IT in the state


IMPHAL, June 30, 2018: Union minister of state for electronics and information technology Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia visited National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) on Friday where he interacted with trainees after inspecting the institute's infrastructure and distributed skill development certificates to them.

The courses were sponsored by the Development of North Eastern Region ministry and Departmentof Science and Technology (DST).

Thirty trainees under the Suryamitra Skill Development Programme and 45 trainees under the LED Light Repair Technician Training Programme were trained during the two-month course.

Ahluwalia was presented LED bulbs, Senapati LED, created by a group of eight youths trained at NIELIT.

M. Kaovala Rong, one of the eight youths, said they launched the bulb on June 26.

So far, they have produced 600 bulbs and they are looking for a market.

"It's good that the institute conducts training on mobile repairing and anti-spam to detect and prevent cyber crimes," he added.

He praised the institute's director general Rajiv Kumar and executive director Th. Prameshwor Singh for successfully taking up different initiatives in skill development programmes.

He assured that all possible support for the institute's expansion would be extended.

Kumar said the institute aims to create job opportunities for the local youths.

Three new business process outsourcing units will be setup on the NIELIT campus soon.

NIELIT Imphal is a branch of NIELIT New Delhi, an autonomous body of the DST. Apart from Imphal, the centre has branches in Churachandpur and Senapati districts.

Ahluwalia will visit the Software Technology Park of India at Mantripukhri here on Saturday and interact with youths working in the field of information technology.

TNT with the The Telegraph inputs