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World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day observed at RIST
To raise awareness of societal
changes brought about by the internet and new technologies and
to help reduce the digital divide, the department of Computer
Science & Engineering and Electronics Communication &
Engineering of Regional Institute of Science & Technology (RIST)
has celebrated the “World Telecommunication & Information
Society Day – 2017” at its Techno city Campus on 17th May 2017.
More than 300 Schools & College Students including a large
number of students from various engineering and polytechnic
institutes of the region have participated in the program. To
mark the day, two workshops one on “Introduction to Electronics
& Communication” and the other on ‘Data Arrangement’ were
organised. In addition, a Gaming Competition for School
students, Display of Activity Gallery, Circuit Design
Competition and Science Model Competition, has also been
organized to make the day fruitful for the participants.
A live interactive session was also held on the theme “Big Data
for Big Impact” for WTISD – 2017. The basic idea was to focus on
the power of Big Data for over all development and to explore
how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data in to
actionable information thereby triggering societal progress.
The event was graced by host of eminent personalities which
include Mr. Prabir Mohan Dastidar Retd. IGP (Wireless
Communication Assam), Syed Mubidul Hussain, Zonal Business Head
(Aircel Assam), Mr. Ranjit Barua (NW Head Aircel Assam), Dr. P.G.
Rao, Vice Chancellor, USTM, Shri N. I. Laskar, PR Consultant,
Prof. U.K Sarma, Executive Director, RIST and Dr P C Mahanta,
Director, RIST . The dignitaries had taken part in various
important sessions of the day and enlightened the young and
budding student participants coming from a large number of