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The ultimate goal of technology is the betterment of humanity: Bommai

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Chief Minister says there is a need to further develop human capabilities to deliver a better future for the nation

Chief Minister says there is a need to further develop human capacity provide a better future for the nation

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday that the ultimate goal of any technological advancement should be the betterment of humanity.

Speaking at the inauguration of the new campus of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Dharwad on Monday, Bommai said human capabilities being the strength of the nation, there was a need to develop more human capacities to provide a better future for the nation.

Bommai said earlier demographics were seen as a curse. “However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken initiatives to turn this curse into a demographic dividend. 46% of India’s population is made up of young people. And IT, BT, Artificial Intelligence is the way to develop human capabilities. Through leading institutions like ITI, young people should enhance their capabilities and progress and also contribute to the progress of the nation,” he said.

“Human technology is the basis of all technology and emotions are basic components. Emotions lead to exclamation, which in turn leads to sound, language, literature, knowledge, science, technology and information technology,” he said. emphasizing the need to use technology for human well-being.

The CM said the state is endowed with knowledge and talent and the reason for this is the foundation in basic science, technology and R&D laid by the elderly before and after independence and educational institutions .

Mr. Bommai said that in addition to B.Tech, steps should be taken to start M.Tech in IIIT-Dharwad and the government will provide all assistance for this. “IIIT-Dharwad is expected to be number 1 in the country and I have confidence in your talent to make it number 1 through hard work,” he said while thanking everyone involved in the creation of the institution, including farmers who donated their land for the same.

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Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the new campus in 2019 and the President of India is now inaugurating it, which showed the government’s commitment to completing projects in a time-bound manner.

He said the construction of IIIT-Dharwad was also in the final stages of completion and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited to inaugurate it in December.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken revolutionary steps in the area of ​​governance with the help of information technology, which had also helped millions of poor people. By DBT alone, the country had saved Rs. 2.5 lakh crore, he said.

Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot said educational institutions like IIIT would go a long way in making the country the “Vishwa Guru”. And in line with PM Modi’s views, students who had a big role to play should focus on collecting “knowledge with values”.

Earlier, making opening remarks, IIIT-Dharwad President Sudha Murty briefed the assembly on the early days of the institution and thanked all those who had contributed to the establishment of the new campus.

Ministers Halappa Achar and Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, MPs Arvind Bellad and others were present.

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