Ashwatha Narayana
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Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister for IT/BT, Skill Development and Higher Education Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana exhorted the industry sector to increase its’ closeness with educational institutions for the betterment of society.

In his inaugural address of the second edition of India’s largest summit for smart technologies ‘SMARTec India-21’ conducted by ASSOCHAM in association with other organizations, he said, the best possible way for industries to connect with society is through institutions.

Saying, industries should not limit looking up towards education institutions only during campus interviews, he opined, they should try to establish a relationship beyond that.

“The world is expanding virtually every day and there will be no boundaries or geographical limitations. We need to ensure earth remains the best place to live by creating better individuals,” said Karnataka Minister for IT/BT, Skill Development and Higher Education Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana.

The Minister said the Covid-19 situation has proved that technocrats and innovators are real heroes and there is a huge requirement for skilled resources in emerging technologies.

“The National Education Policy (NEP-2020) aspires to impart skills to future citizens at student level itself, to fill the gap of industry requirements,” Karnataka Minister for IT/BT, Skill Development and Higher Education Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana.

Saying, that the GoK is very keen to respond to the needs of the industry and wants to conduct at least 8-10 international tech events annually, he added, that, in the future SMARTec summits will be held in Bengaluru.

The summit will be held till Dec 15 at The Lalith Ashok and interested can also virtually attend the event by registering through https://www.smartecindia.in

Industry captains Takashi Suzuki, Joseph Abraham, Sanjeev Gupta, Uma Nair, Sidhu Gangadharan, Rachit Kumar, K.V.Naidu were among a few who were present.

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