Digital Design Labs for Livelihood Generation


Shillong: Secretary, NEC, K. Moses Chalai, IAS inaugurated the project namely Digital Design Labs for Livelihood Generation on Friday here at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong.

Present at the event were Sherry Lalthangzo, Economic Adviser (E&M), NEC, S Sundar, MD, AMTRON, Guwahati, Fr.  Sagi Stephan of Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong, Tanung Jamoh, Director (S&T), NEC, ALIMCO officers and other Senior Officers of NEC.

This project is being funded by NEC at a cost of about Rs 5 crore combined with ACC Institute, Senapati, Manipur.

The Centres developed will be providing training of use case deployment for technologies namely Graphic Designing and Animation with high-end Softwares. Later on, it will move towards 3D printing, 5G applications, digital designing of training/ instructional videos/3D Animations in different languages including local North Eastern Languages.

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On the occasion, Leihaothabam Johnson Sharma spoke, who is one of the engaged instructors and mentors. He is a renowned Digital Designer who took part in well-known Hollywood, Bollywood projects and famous TV Programmes. Currently, he is devoted to digital learning with well-known Institutions including from abroad. He shared the wide range of opportunities the project will bring to the youths of NER.

The day marks as one of the modest initiatives in NER towards Digital and 4.0 Industry journey which will open up huge scope and opportunities ahead in Digital space in the days to come. NEC along with the Ministry of IB is starting a training programme in March 2023 namely Animation 3D courses for 100 youths of NER in Delhi. Very soon, NEC along with the Ministry of DoNER and AMTRON will take up 3D Printing project in the 8 NER States, which would be a revolutionary move.

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Also, along with AMTRON, NEC will also take up 5G Applications training in the 8 NER states, which will be up and running in the next 2 or 3 months again to open up multiple opportunities as 5G is already underway. NER is already quite challenged in terms of economic transformation and job opportunities, particularly for the youths. Today’s initiatives are in line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister when he addressed the NEC Plenary in Shillong in 2016 and emphasized the need for economic transformation in the NER region from time to time.


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