Stating that Information Technology (IT) is a game changer for a region to progress, Manipur Education Minister Th Basanta on Tuesday apprised the youths to prepare for great changes in the coming five years with the maximum utility of IT.
He was delivering the chief guest speech during the first ever convocation of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur at its premises in Mantripukhri, Imphal East.
Basanta pointed out that with the advancement of IT, Manipur is now no longer a landlocked state though it is geographically outcast.
He said, with rich biodiversity and culture besides improving the IT sector, the state has a potential for the establishment of various offices by people from across the world.
Congratulating all the graduates, he advised them to maintain the basic soft skills such as persistence, discipline and sticking to team work to become a successful person in life.
Everyone might have witnessed failure at least once in their life, he said adding, "Knowing how to get up after falling down is the sign of a successful person."
Also stressing the need to be positive, he called on all the graduates from outside the states to be an ambassador of Manipur by projecting all its good perspectives which they witnessed during their four years stay.
As many as 171 students who have completed B Tech degree in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 were awarded their degree during Tuesday's convocation programme.
It is reported that all the 171 students got job placements in various national and multinational companies.
The programme was also attended by director of Inter-University Accelerator Centre, Delhi Prof Avinash Chandra Pandey as guest of honour while director of IIIT Manipur Prof Krishnan Baskar presided it.