New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar will inaugurate five National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) centres in North Eastern region from Nagaland’s Dimapur on May 6.
The NIELIT centres which the Minister will inaugurate are located in Dibrugarh and Jorhat (Assam), Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), Dimapur (Nagaland) and Senapati (Manipur), an official statement said here.
Chandrasekhar, who also holds the portfolio of MoS for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, during his three-day visit to Nagaland, starting from Wednesday, will also be travelling to Kiphire to review the progress of aspirational district programme of the Centre with the officials of District Administration followed by a visit to the District Hospital.
Kiphire was ranked first in the health and nutrition sector and second in the basic infrastructure parameters among the aspirational districts in the country in 2021.
Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2018, the Aspirational Districts programme aims to quickly and effectively transform 112 most under-developed districts across the country.
The Minister is also scheduled to visit Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), and interact with the students and faculty engaged in Skill Training.
JSS under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship aims to provide vocational training to non-literates, neo-literates as well as school drop-outs in rural regions by identifying skills that have a relevant market in that region.
Over two-thirds of India’s population comprises rural citizens. The MoS will visit Longwa village on May 5 and hold discussions with the district administration.