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UPSC Chief urges youth to use ICT tools to enrich knowledge
Correspondent SHILLONG, JUL 4 (NPN):
Published on 5 Jul. 2011 12:39 AM IST
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Union Public Service Commission Chairman, D.P Agrawal today urged the youth to use information and communication tools towards inclusive growth. “ICT should be judiciously towards encouraging inclusive growth of the country and the region as a whole,” Agrawal said, while inaugurating the fourth Post Graduate Programme course at Indian Institute (IIM) - Shillong.
Altogether, 106 students were formally inducted as fourth batch students of IIM-Shillong. Kanmingan Phungshok from Nagaland is the lone student from North East region to have been selected to pursue his career in the prestigious B-School. Urging the youth learn to think afresh and take up challenging roles, Agrawal said, candidates must make their right choice in choosing their career and to understand the nuances related to developing a set up and also in fostering partnership in the process.
Eulogizing IIM-Shillong for the intelligent use of ICT infrastructure, the UPSC Chairman beckoned other Institutions to follow in this footstep while reminding that it should also be used judiciously.
“Having seen what the Director of this Institute (Prof AK Dutta) has done and achieved in such a short time, I am sure nobody else would have been able to achieve,” Agrawal added. He exhorted the Institute to continue working towards inclusive growth and strive at ways and means to provide models of efficiency for sectors like agriculture.
Stressing upon the importance of leadership linking it to solitude, former Union Finance Secretary Sunil Mitra said, “The two terms are dichotomous – solitude implies being alone with yourself while leadership necessitates the presence of others – who are to be Stating that the world is facing an amazing deficit in leadership, Mitra said mass movements have threatened to manipulate established principles of governance; across professional institutions that are shying away from well laid down canons of propriety towards narrow concerns of individual avarice.
Founding Director of IIM-Shillong, AK Dutta reminded the new batch of students of the philosophical foundations of the institute and commented on the equal importance of catering to the needs of the local communities in tandem with the quest to achieve the mark of a center of excellence in management education. “Students of IIM-Shillong must not be afraid to take firm decisions and experiment, and thus innovate,” he said.

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