GUWAHATI: The Press Information Bureau (PIB), Guwahati organized an interactive session on 'Information Technology (IT) and Communication — Mutual Sustenance in Government Working' with the students of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the North East Hill University (NEHU), Shillong on Wednesday.
The objective of the session was to make the students aware of how the IT revolution and digital advances in communication can facilitate government functioning.
The session with the students was held by LR Vishwanath, Head of Department, Directorate General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He highlighted the vast advantages of IT and how it has been proving to be a boon to communication. Around 25 participants of the university attended the session, stated a release.
Stating that "information is the power to existence", he added, "Dynamic information, when calibrated with the latest technology, becomes information technology." Referring to the government activities, Vishwanath said that the IT revolution and digital advances in communication, if used in optimum tandem, can facilitate government functioning. He informed that there is already a proposal by the Government of India to switch over to e-governance via e-office and government e-marketplace in a substantial manner to make the government offices paperless.
He also explained as to how PIB and Bureau of Outreach Communication are working especially in such a crisis situation to disseminate proper information to the masses using Information technology.
He also gave a presentation on the topic of the session. It was followed by a question-and-answer session, where the NEHU students actively took part.
Kamaljit Chirom, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North East Hill University expressed his gratitude to PIB, Guwahati for holding such a session for the students, the release added.