MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar to visit Kerala tomorrow

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be leaving for Thrissur, Kerala tomorrow on a day-long visit.

The Minister will be reaching Kochi in the morning and proceed to Thrissur where he will be visiting St. Paul’s School and its Senior Secondary wing and interact with students there. The Minister had studied in this school when he was five years old. The school authorities and the students look forward to the visit of their special alumnus who went on to become a chip designer in an MNC – Intel in the USA, after being hand-picked by Shri Vinod Dham (who is known as the Father of Pentium Chips). Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar after few years returned to India to build its earliest and largest cellular network and later exited the sector to join public service.

After his school visit, the Minister will leave for Panjal Road, where he will be addressing students at the Jyothi Engineering College, Jyothi Hills. He will be speaking about New India and the Techade of opportunities it offers for employment and entrepreneurship. He will be also making a presentation on India emerging as one of the top economies of the world and its technological capabilities.

The Minister has been engaging with young Indians under the initiative – New India for Young India: Techade of Opportunities. His interactions have been very well received by the students, startups and entrepreneurs. A case in point is Gujarat, where venture funds of Rs 1500 Crore have been set up by industry & business leaders and HNIs to support startups in their state.

Later the Minister will be visiting Mullurkara, about 25 kms from Thrissur and hold an interaction with the local leaders. He will also be offering his prayers at Thiruvanikavu (Mata Durga Devi) Temple in Mullurkara.



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MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar to visit Indore tomorrow

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be travelling to Indore, Madhya Pradesh tomorrow to interact with industry leaders, Students & Startups as part of the Government’s focus on taking digital opportunities to Tier 2 / Tier 3 cities.

During his day-long visit, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be attending the Invest Indore programme, give away Pride of MP Awards to IT/ITEs companies working in Madhya Pradesh at a ceremony organized by Sankalp Seva Sadan Mission in Indore. The Member of Parliament, Indore, Shri Shankar Lalwani, who has invited MoS to Indore, shall remain present during the programmes.

Awards will be given away to the best startups and IT and ITEs companies based in Indore for their contribution to the development of the city’s business environment. Neevcloud – an indigenously built super cloud marketplace will also be launched at the event.

The Minister will be addressing a session at CII Madhya Pradesh’s Digital Acceleration Conclave. Speakers at the conclave will be focusing on the future of digitalisation, with particular reference to how it can help businesses grow and innovate for the goal of a Aatmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh and a Aatmanirbhar Bharat.  He will also be meeting CEOs and founders of IT companies from Madhya Pradesh on the sidelines.

The Minister will speak about the transformation that has been ushered in by the Digital India programme in various sectors across the country and how the Government intends to take the campaign to Tier 2 and 3 cities in a big way now.

Later, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who himself is a former chip designer & a pioneer of India’s earliest and largest wire free cellular network, will deliver the Convocation address at Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. He will be returning to Delhi, late evening.



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MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar to address Grameen Udyami Convocation in Ranchi

Union Minister for State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be addressing the Convocation of Gramin Udyami Skill Training Programme (the Village Engineers Programme) in Ranchi, tomorrow.

A total of 165 trainees will be receiving the certificates at the Convocation ceremony. Jharkhand Governor Shri Ramesh Bais will be giving away the certificates.

The Gramin Udyami Skill Training Programme, which is based on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, targets empowering the rural youth by providing them specific skilling opportunities. The pilot project was launched in May this year in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and covered five states (Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, apart from Madhya Pradesh), during the first leg 152 candidates were enrolled, of which 132 successfully completed the course and were given certificates .

The next leg (Phase 1.2) was held in four states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha. A total of 165 candidates will be given the certificates.

Training was provided in five disciplines- electrical and solar energy, agricultural mechanization, e-governance, plumbing and masonry, two-wheeler repair and maintenance.

The next phase (Phase 1.3), solely for women’s groups, will soon begin in Gumla (Jharkhand) by October/November, for which 153 women have already enrolled.

Speaking about the Village Engineers Programme, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said its main objective is to strengthen local village economies and limit migration as well as dependence on cities for livelihood opportunities.

It aims to create new opportunities for employment/self-employment and entrepreneurship locally—so that tribal youth can start their own businesses, generating more livelihood opportunities for themselves as well as for others, he said and reiterated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision that the road to Atmanirbhar Bharat travels through Atmanirbhar Villages.

For this purpose, the Minister said each district magistrate and collector has been asked to draw up a Skill Development Plan for their district—keeping in mind the resources available and the local aspirations.



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Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar visits IBM Cyber Range and Campus at Bengaluru

“In rapidly digitizing world, India has the opportunity to leapfrog in exponential technologies like cyber security, Hybrid Cloud and AI. We need investments in these technologies to help bring our PM’s vision of making India the hub of innovation and growth. It was a good visit to the IBM Cyber security Hub and Client Innovation Centre in Bengaluru (Karnataka) and see the technologies companies like IBM provide to various organizations in accelerating their Digital Transformation”, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship during his visit to the IBM India, Bengaluru office.

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Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar met the team IBM led by Sandip Patel, MD Asia Pacific & interacted with senior professionals engaged in running the Cyber range operations, inaugurated by him in early 2022. He also interacted with members of IBM Indias leadership & consulting teams who presented works on several governmental interventions and opportunities to deliver reforms, efficient systems and impact to the citizens of the country. Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar is a technocrat himself with over three decades of experience in technology sector. As an entrepreneur, he successfully built the cellular network in India in the 1990’s. He is widely respected amongst technology professionals for his in depth & deep understanding of the sector and for leading the conversation on technology related public policies.

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Adjacent to the new cyber range facility, IBMs new Security Operations Center (SOC) provides Managed Security Services (MSS) to clients across the globe. With capacity for 600 security response operators, it is the second IBM SOC in Bengaluru, with the other SOC continuing to specifically serve regional Indian clients. The new SOC is part of IBMs vast global network of SOCs, which serve more than 2,000 clients around the world – managing more than two million endpoints and 150 billion potential security events per day.

Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India welcomed the Minister to IBM office, Bengaluru and stated that “It was an honour to host Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar at IBM, Bengaluru office today. We provided an immersive experience of the IBM #Cybersecurity Hub & Client Innovation Centre that reiterates our commitment to Make in India for India and the world.” The Minister has been vocal about the need for an Open, Safe & Trusted and accountable Internet. 



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