DHEKIAJULI, April 28 - In a bid to bridge the gap between the civilians and the security forces, Red Horns Division of the Indian Army with special focus on acquainting the new generation of the Northeastern region living in a digitally unequal world handed over a high-tech computer centre to the authority of LOKD College at Dhekiajuli town on Saturday at an auspicious function.
The computer centre was inaugurated by Major General Sanjeev Khatri, GOC of Red Horns Division. The event was also attended by Brigadier JK Barua, Commander of Chindit Brigade stationed at Thakurbari in Rangapara area, Colonel NB Singh, Commandant of 20 Assam Rifles, Narsing Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur, Kumar Sanjeev Krishna SP of Sonitpur, faculties of the college, students, parents and mediapersons.
In his inaugural speech, Major General Sanjeev Khatri mentioned that in today�s world technology occupies centrestage in national and international aspects.
�New technologies are used for improvement in knowledge generation as well as sharing information. However, in a digitally unequal world, we need to focus on bridging the gap between the digitally privileged and underprivileged community of rural Assam.�
In our endeavour to fulfil this commitment, the Indian Army has donated the centre to the college authority symbolising their responsibility towards the nation, besides ensuring security to the nation. He also stated that the idea behind this project is to educate, motivate and empower the youth of Assam towards computer-centric education and consequently take small but concrete steps towards social empowerment. Enhancement of computer skills will lead to greater opportunity and will strengthen the nation�s stride towards �Digital India'�.
It may be mentioned here that the Red Horns Division has been at the forefront for undertaking such developmental projects in its area of responsibility spread all over Assam.
While talking to the media, officials of the security forces said that these projects are aimed at developing new facilities and augmenting existing infrastructure. Indian Army has taken a keen interest in building such infrastructure projects which will ensure nation-building through digital literacy.