DIMAPUR, July 4 � Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has urged people of the State to embrace all forms of technologies, including e-technology, and become useful citizens as the driving force behind the fast changing world today is technology.
Attending the Digital India Week programme after flagging off the e-Marathon at Secretariat Junction in Kohima on Friday, Zeliang said not far from now a person will be considered illiterate if he does not know how to use computer.
Therefore, he urged all to adopt all friendly technologies so that we will stand out as winners in the race of mankind of the 21st century.
The Digital India Week is being organised by the State Department of Information Technology & Communication in Kohima from July 1 to 8.
The CM said the Digital India programme launched in Nagaland along with mainland Indian States indicates that the Centre is now serious in bringing inclusive development even in far-flung areas like Nagaland. He encouraged the department to bring e-governance in the State.
The Digital India is an initiative of the Government of India to integrate the government departments and the people of India. Its aim is to ensure that the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork.
Also speaking at the programme, Minister for IT&C Paiwang Konyak appealed to the people of Nagaland specially the youths to seize this opportunity of digital India to transform the State into a modern developed State.