Inaugurating the first ever tech-fest in Nagaland, Minister for Technical Education Temjen Imna Along said that technical education is going to transform the outlook of Nagaland. The three-day tech-fest under the theme ‘Redefining ideas’ has been organised by the Department of Technical Education and hosted by Government Polytechnic Kohima at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima.
Addressing the gathering, Along said, ‘Today, we talk about many things, our rights and wants, but if our wants and needs cannot be completed with technical knowledge leading this State to the forefront of this nation, then we will still be impoverished, then we will still be small’.
He said that out of the 80 plus departments in the State, technical education department consist of some of the brilliant minds, and one of the most tech-savvy students, and that the technical engineering and non-technical people need to work together for the brighter future of the State and the nation at large.
Toshi Wungthung, Advisor IPR, SCERT & village guards said that the tech festival is very challenging for students and the younger generation at large. He was optimistic that the fest will inspire students to innovate and work together for a brighter future.
Er. Vipulhou Lhoungu, OSD and Convenor Planning Committee said that the tech-fest is an endeavour to encourage and inspire technical institutes in Nagaland to think big and go beyond boundaries, inspire young minds, to do big, to create a platform where innovative ideas are shared, to provide a platform to technical students to actualize their innovation skills and more.