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IT workshop held in Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 11:02 pm
One of the teachers taking a class with the students during the IT workshop held in Kohima.

Dimapur, April 27 (EMN): An IT workshop sponsored by Saraswat Bank and facilitated by the Indian National Fellowship Centre (INFC), an NGO, was held in Kohima. The workshop was initiated by the State Governor Padmanabha Acharya, to connect with the border areas of the country.

It was conducted by three teachers namely Nidhi Poddar, Trupti Jadhav, and Snehal Sambre from Upanagar Shikshan Mandal’s IT department, Mumbai. Along with the school students, twelve teachers from schools across Kohima participated in the workshop.

The workshop instilled keen interest among students about computer science and provided a platform to explore how different applications could be used in their school curriculum and projects. The participating teachers learned scratch- a programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), that helped them to think creatively and to programme their own interactive game and animations.

Principal of Dr. Neilhouzhu Kire GHSS, Bijano Murre, appreciated the sincerity and dedication of the visiting teachers. Stating that the workshop had sparked interest among the students, she wished for such opportunities in future as well. She stated that students, who had attended the workshop, would now share their newly acquired skills with the other students.

Nidhi Poddar, who led the team of teachers said, “It is very important to prepare our students for the future. In today’s age of artificial intelligence, we need to introduce our students to the world of computer science. Students particularly in remote areas such as Nagaland should take advantage of the new gadgets and technology available to connect to the world outside.”

Nidhi Poddar further added that “Workshops such as these help build bridges between Nagaland and far away states, like Maharashtra through ‘People to people connect.’

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 11:02:43 pm