GUWAHATI, May 18 - A seminar on �Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)� was organised to mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) here on Sunday.
The seminar was organised by the Central Amateur Radio Activity Centre (CARAC), Guwahati.
Chief Adviser of CARAC and Assam Police officer Taheruddin Ahmed said that information technology can be a beacon of hope, allowing billions of people around the world to connect.
�World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, celebrated every year on May 17, reminds us that international cooperation on digital technology is essential to help defeat COVID-19 pandemic and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,� he said.�
Speaking on the occasion, Assistant Professor of Gauhati University Dr B Vijayakumar explained the significance of the day, which is being celebrated across the world to formulate awareness and promotion of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The guest of honour, IEC Officer, Directorate of Health Services Dr P Bordoloi, spoke about widening of ICT opportunities for people to accelerate the bridging the digital divide and urged the people to maintain social distancing and use masks and sanitizers while combating COVID-19.
Dr Ankur Baruah of Nemcare Hospital stressed the need to provide opportunities of ICT to all areas and it is an effective delivery vehicle for health, education, governance, etc.