Workshop on Information Technology organized at PVHSS

Workshop on Information Technology organized at PVHSS
N Bhavani Sri, Nidhi Poddar, R Amongla Jamir and PVHSS teachers after the workshop conducted on April 29. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, APR 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/29/2019 12:23:20 PM IST
A Nagaland and Maharashtra school linkage program Information Technology (IT)  workshop was organized at Pranab Vidaypith Higher Secondary School (PVHSS) Dimapur, on April 29.
The workshop was conducted by USM Shriram Mantra Vidysnidhi Info Tech Academy sponsored by Saraswat co-operative bank and enabled by the Indian Fellowship Centre, an initiative of the Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya.
Assistant commissioner, administration Dimapur, N Bhavani Sri, in her speech said that IT has become an integral part of life with the amount of changes that has come about. She was of the opinion that there was a need to adopt IT learning in order to bridge the gap. Bhavani also requested teachers to enable their students to learn IT basics.
Discussing the workshop, course coordinator for post graduate studies in advanced computing, Nidhi Poddar said that computers have become an integral part of our lives, and there are so many free videos that beautifully explain concepts of physics, geometry, history, etc. 
“Today it does not matter you are sitting in New York, Mumbai or Dimapur, students across the world, even the ones sitting in the remotest area, can tap into these resources” she added.
Poddar pointed out that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is among the renowned private research Universities in Cambridge and it has put together a programming language called Scratch to help students across the world understand how programming is done.  
For students to understand the digital world they live in, MIT has come up with the Scratch program, she said.
She also expressed gratitude to the Governor of Nagaland for giving them the opportunity to create a people to people connect. 
Furthermore, Poddar mentioned the workshop was also conducted at Dr Kire Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima where they trained students as well as teachers from schools across Kohima.
The workshop was attended by DEO, R Amongla Jamir, teachers and students. The workshop is a 20-day program. The team has already covered five days in Kohima, four days each will be spent in Dimapur and Doyang respectively and on May 8 a final presentation will be shown at Raj Bhavan, Kohima.

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