Nagaland chapter of CSI launched in Kohima
Kohima, Sep 8 (EMN): With the objective of creating platform to promote computer knowledge and opening new doors and opportunities to the youth and professionals in the State, Nagaland chapter of Computer Society of India (CSI) was launched in Kohima this afternoon.
The launching programme was graced by Parliamentary Secretary of IT&C, Dr. Longrineken as the chief guest held at the Directorate building of IT&C, Thizama Road, Kohima.
Speaking at the launching programme, Dr Longrineken opined that Nagaland, although a late starter in the field of IT, has been able to make considerable progress. Realising that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers numerous options to help realise the social and economic developments of a State, he said the government has taken several initiatives for successful e-governance implementation.
He said the vision of the IT&C Department is to make the State a destination for investors both within and outside the country and to initiate the people to take advantage of technology through e-governance and providing IT-enabled services to the State. He felt that this, in turn, would facilitate in providing a SMART (simple, manageable, approachable, responsive and transparent) government to the people.
Dr. Longrineken was optimistic that the launching of CSI Nagaland Chapter would give Naga youth the opportunity to be part of the distinguished fraternity of IT leaders and scientists through networking, train and certify them in futuristic areas, provide career support, allow them to compete internationally and associated with international bodies.
At a time when the State is making strides and progressing in the field of IT, Dr. Longrineken was of the view that it was appropriate to have the CSI Nagaland chapters which will positively boost the development of IT, professionals and the State as a whole.
While observing that the State has potentials among the youth, former CSI president, Dr. Anirban Basu said the basic motive in setting up the Nagaland Chapter was to create IT knowledge and expertise in the State.
While acknowledging the intellectual capabilities of the youth in the country, Dr. Basu maintained that these young talents need to be tapped and trained for the progress and development of the State and the country as a whole.
While highlighting its vision, CSI president Sanjay Mohaptra said it intended to make Nagaland the hub-centre of the North East by empowering the youth by utilising the IT knowledge. He said the mission of CSI is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement among all categories of IT professionals by inspiring, nurturing and assist students to integrate into the IT community.
The Society, he informed, will focus on need based skill development, women empowerment by utilising IT/social networking, identify core opportunities for empowering youth communities, IT/ITE services, cyber security/mobile application/networking etc.
He also informed that CSI Nagaland Chapter will function with Commissioner and Secretary of IT&C, KD Vizo, as the president who will oversee the whole functioning of the society in the State.
It may be mentioned that CSI was started on March 6, 1965, by a few computer professionals in India.
With wide spectrum of one lakh fifty thousand members across the country, CSI is committed to the advancement of theory and practice of computer engineering and technology systems, science and engineering, information processing and related arts and sciences.
With its administrative headquarters at Mumbai, CSI is operating in 7 regions with more than 74 CSI chapters and 600 students branches headed by regional vice presidents and designated student coordinators.