Every student to be made computer savvy in state: CM

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Shimla, Feb 5 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the government would initiate to create a pool of IT based human resource in the State to enhance employability of students above ninth classes in IT.

Launching the Himachal Pradesh State Wide Network (HIMSWAN) project here, the Chief Minister said the project would bring about an efficiency, transparency and responsiveness in functioning of all the government units down to the gram panchayat level.

The Chief Minister said IT sector had emerged into a global access technology and there was no dearth of employment opportunities for IT qualified youth within and outside State.

Mr Dhumal further said to keep pace with modern technologies, the State government would be endevouring to develop IT aptitude amongst students at their very adolescent age and make them computer literate while pursuing their academics from nineth standard onwards by the end of coming financial year.

''Efforts would be made to introduce IT education in all the Government Degree Colleges and government senior secondary schools having enrolment of above 600 students from nineth standard to plus two level, and it would be a step towards accomplishment of the poll promise made to the people of the state in Election Manifesto of the party,'' he added.

The Chief Minister said the State government would also consider setting up of an Information Technology Park-cum-township in the State in the near future that would make ready to use infrastructure available to the IT companies and further enhance the employment potential amongst the educated unemployed youth.

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