Fast progress linked to latest technology: Tanveer
Islamabad – Federal Minister for Defence Production, Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that information technology is playing a vital role in today’s world and if a nation wishes to progress at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies.
The government is committed to exploiting the potential of various technologies, especially those related to information technology.
He said this at a seminar on ‘Role of Information Technology in Education,’ organised by University Institute of Information Technology of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi here on Monday.
The federal minister said that familiarity with technology was necessary to enable person to live and cope with challenges of the modern world. He highlighted the importance of IT in national development and called for more cooperation among educational institutes to achieve the desired development goals. He encouraged students to find new avenues for advancement by revolutionising their live through information technology. He asserted that the countries that lagged behind in adopting new technologies were left behind in the march towards economic progress.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor PMAS-AAUR Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad in his address termed the present age as the age of information technology and said that information technology has not only revolutionised the world but has also left its impact on every sphere of human activity. He was of the view that educational institutions should promote IT services to reach more and more students, especially in rural areas, to reduce the cost of education and enhance the quality of education.
The VC suggested that curriculum on all levels of education should be reformed for students aspiring to take up IT professions, so that they were able to meet the needs of the global as well as the local markets.
At the end, the VC presented a souvenir to the chief guest. The minister also planted a tree in university premises.