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Digital India FutureSKILLS Paving India’s Future

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In a major stride towards technological empowerment, the inaugural Digital India FutureSKILLS Summit unfolded in Guwahati, ushering in a new era of opportunity and innovation for Assam and the entire nation. The summit, attended by leaders from industry and academia, marked a pivotal moment in India’s quest to become a global leader in emerging technologies.

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Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, took centre stage to announce a monumental development for Assam – the establishment of the state’s first-ever semiconductor packaging plant, valued at nearly Rs 25,000 Crore.

This landmark announcement, made during the summit, underscored Assam’s evolving role as a hub for technological excellence, poised to drive economic growth and foster local talent development.

Minister Chandrasekhar lauded the visionary leadership of Hon’ble CM Hemanta Biswa Sarma, whose foresight and collaborative spirit paved the way for this transformative initiative. With the semiconductor plant set to be established in partnership with the Assam Government and a business conglomerate, aspiring young Indians in Assam can now pursue their dreams within the state, eliminating the need to seek opportunities elsewhere.

The significance of Assam’s foray into the semiconductor industry extends beyond economic considerations; it represents a paradigm shift in India’s technological landscape. By leveraging indigenous talent and fostering local innovation, Assam is poised to become a key player in shaping India’s digital future.

Reflecting on India’s remarkable journey, Minister Chandrasekhar stressed the importance of initiatives like FutureSKILLS in nurturing a future-ready workforce. As India emerges as a global economic powerhouse, the need for skilled professionals in emerging sectors like AI, cybersecurity, and semiconductors has never been greater. The summit serves as a rallying cry for India’s youth to embrace these opportunities and equip themselves with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age.

FutureSKILLS embodies India’s commitment to technological advancement and inclusive growth. By empowering youth from diverse backgrounds and regions, including Guwahati, with cutting-edge skills, the initiative aims to democratise access to opportunities and foster a culture of innovation across the country.

The summit witnessed a convergence of industry leaders, policymakers, and technology enthusiasts, united in their vision to propel India towards digital leadership on the global stage. Through strategic collaborations with leading industry players and academia, NIELIT, the organising body, seeks to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical industry demands. By aligning educational programs with real-world requirements, NIELIT aims to ensure that India’s workforce remains agile, adaptable, and globally competitive.

Key speakers at the summit, representing top-tier organisations, articulated a shared vision of India as a powerhouse of innovation and talent. They emphasised the need for concerted efforts to nurture homegrown talent and capitalise on India’s vast potential in emerging technologies.

With AI, cybersecurity, and semiconductor industries poised for exponential growth, India stands at the cusp of a digital revolution, with Assam poised to play a central role in this transformative journey.

In addition to the strategic collaborations forged at the summit, thought-provoking panel discussions explored key themes such as Semicon India, IndiaAI, Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies, and Digital India’s Talent for the Global Workforce. These discussions underscored the imperative of collective action in harnessing India’s demographic dividend and positioning the nation as a global leader in technology and innovation.

The summit not only showcased Assam’s potential as a digital powerhouse but also reaffirmed India’s status as a frontrunner in the global tech landscape, poised to shape the future of technology and drive inclusive growth across the nation.


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