Silchar (Assam): Technology has created infinite opportunities with almost anyone being able to involve himself in any developmental activity, according to Solar Energy Commission Chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar.
"Technology has changed our lives up to a level of infinity and nowadays we can do anything we like which we could not even think a few years back with the help of technology", Kakodar said at the 10th Convocation of the National Institute of Technology, Silchar here Sunday.
"In short, it may be described as A-3 formula-- meaning anyone, anywhere and anytime. Now a person can involve himself in any developmental work anywhere and at anytime", Kakodkar said.
The North East is very rich in natural resources and this should be utilised properly with due use of technology for developmental work.
"With utilization of these resources a new bridge can be created with the national industrial sector and in this case, engineers should take the initiative and prove their worth", he added.
India has already achieved a good place in the world economic scenario and "now is the actual time to involve the young in research and discovery so that the country can reach pinnacle in the world of science and technology", he said.
IIT, Guwahati Director Dr Gautam Barua said on the occasion that both IIT and NIT, Silchar should be linked with national technology related research and education.
During the convocation, 405 students were awarded with B.Tech degrees, 58 with M.Tech, seven with MSc and nine students were awarded doctorate degrees.
First Published: Monday, June 18, 2012, 15:48