Speaker Ghimire insists on utilisation of information technology for achievement

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Speaker Deveraj Ghimire has said a significant achievement in education, social and health sectors is possible in Nepal-like country through the highest use of information technology (IT).

In his message of best wishes on the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today, the Speaker echoed the need of an awareness and some policy-level provisions for the proper utilisation of communications technology. ” The use of IT has converted the world to a single village, but still challenges remain for making it safe, reliable and widely accessible,” the Speaker said, adding Nepal has potentialities to advance towards economic development and prosperity with the creation of job opportunities by using IT.

The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed on May 17 each year following the decision of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in 2006.

This year the Day is celebrated with the theme of “Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies