By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Oct 23
The closing function of a three-month certificate course in Computer Application (Border Area Development Programme) was held today at Institute of Co-Operative Management (ICM), Lamphel.
Parliamentary secretary, transport and planning, Manipur, Khasim Vashum speaking as the chief guest said in today’s information technology era, computer literacy is becoming a must to perform any task and face challenges.
Expressing his satisfaction on maintenance of good relationship among the teachers, staffs and students of ICM, he said he would be happier if the institute caters and provides the required training to the students living in the remote areas of the state who are still deprived of the facilities of computer literacy.
He said Manipur is home for famous doctors and scientists who mostly have studied and practised outside the state. He also stressed on the need to create awareness to the people and students residing in the hilly border areas who still have no idea about computer.
The three-month residential certificate course which started from July 24 was availed by 50 students from the border areas of Ukhrul district. Training was given on word processing, excel spread sheet, power point, image editing using Photoshop and various aspects of internet.
The course was organised by the Institute of Cooperative Management, Imphal under the sponsorship of planning department, government of Manipur. Out of the 50 trainees, one SP. Khankhami was adjudged as an all-rounder student and presented with a citation in today’s function.
Apart from the computer course, an Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) of ten days as well as a three-day orientation on Health and Nutrition and Fruit and Vegetable Preservation was also incorporated in the course in collaboration with MSME-DI.
Attending the function as the president, director of Planning department, Manipur, Th. Munindro Singh also exhorted the trainees while imparting them with some take home messages. He also distributed course completion certificates to the trainees.
The function was also attended by ICM director, N. Ranjana Devi, deputy director of MSME-Development Institute, Debrabrata Mitra, course co-ordinator/ senior faculty, ICM, K. Joychandra Singh and faculties and students of ICM.