Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh welcomed students from various parts of the country studying at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur, however lamented the lack of students from the state in the institute.
Biren was delivering his speech at the valedictory function of a 3-day workshop on Drone Awareness Training Programme on Thursday at the institute’s Mantripukhri campus.
He said youth of the state and the region should take advantage of the presence of such prestigious institute in the state and study at the IIIT.
IIIT is here, he said urging youth of the state and the region to get admitted in the institute. “Today with the presence of the institute in the state, our youth don’t need to go outside to other states like Karnataka to study IT.”
Today’s world is an IT world, he said adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put particular focus on the IT sector. Today, people in the sector, who were once working outside have returned to the country and started working in the country, making the nation one of the best in the IT sector, he added.
The chief minister expressed the need to open a Drone School in the state.
As part of the valedictory function, certificate of participations were also distributed to the participants. The workshop was participated by individuals from Indian Army, Assam Rifles, CRPF, police and civil departments including agriculture, information technology, horticulture and soil conservation, health etc.
The valedictory function was also attended by chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, vice-chancellor, Dhanamanjuri University Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, director IIIT, Prof. Dr Krishnan Baskar among others.
Bire also inspected the ongoing construction work of the IT-SEZ building at Mantripukhri.