Tuesday, May 22, 2007

CM equates human resource development with State’s progress

CM equates human resource development with State’s progress

CHISOPANI (JORETHANG), May 20: Technically qualified and skilled manpower is the need of the hour and the State Government is fully committed towards fulfilling this need.

Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling said this at the inaugural function of the new campus of the Centre for Computers & Communication Technology (CCCT) here yesterday. Addressing the students and faculty of CCCT, Mr. Chamling said that his Government is fully committed to providing quality education in the State and added that top priority has been given to providing technical education to the students.

“We have to move with the times. And in order to propel the State towards greater prosperity, it is imperative that we focus on human resource development. Therefore, education is top on our priority list. And technical education is part of our focus area. Technical institutions such as CCCT and Advanced Technical Training Centre at Bardang are the results of our efforts to bring technical education to the masses, right at the doorsteps of our students,” Mr. Chamling said.

Focusing upon the value of CCCT & ATTC, he said that there will be 100 percent job placement for students of those institutes in any part of the world. “The demand for technically qualified personnel is increasing day by day and any one with a technical degree would get a good job any where in the world,” he said. Due to the State government’s focus on education, the literacy rate of the State has increased, he added.

The Chief Minister also took the opportunity to urge the Government officials to create skilled manpower within the State. Asking the youth to be more self- reliant and creative, he said that they should stop running after government jobs and instead explore new avenues of self employment. “The government will act as a facilitator. It is now upon the younger generation to be more focused and goal oriented. We will do any thing in our hands to ensure that our younger generation will get the best of facilities in the State. Sikkim is a peaceful, insurgency-free State and full of opportunities. We would invite students from all over the world to come and study at CCCT and ATTC,” he said.

Earlier, Mr. Chamling formally inaugurated the CCCT and also a month long community development programme on computer awareness for the benefit of the local youth at the campus itself.

In his address, GM Gurung, Minister Human Resource Development Department regretted the fact that the locals were yet to shown interest in studying at CCCT and ATTC. “This trend is because of the fact that students out of habit prefer going outside of the State to pursue higher education. When good quality education is provided right in your doorsteps, students should avail of the opportunities,” he said.

On the occasion area MLA, KN Rai placed various demands concerning the Constituency before the Chief Minister which received positive assurance from the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also inspected the new complex of the CCCT and interacted with the student.

Earlier, the programme started with a welcome song presented by CCCT students followed by the welcome address of HRDD, Secretary, KP Adhikari. T Tashi, Director, Technical Education, presented the project report. This was followed by a colourful cultural show by the students. The Chief Minister and area MLA KN Rai also planted saplings at the Campus during the occasion. Various government department officials, from the South District, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chairmen, Zilla Adakshyas and Upadakshya, South & West were also attended the function.