‘IT should benefit agriculture sector’
Students of VRSEC spell out thought-provoking ideas at a GD on ‘IT scene in India’ organised by The Hindu Education Plus
Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
SHARING IDEAS: Students of V. R. Siddhartha Engineering College at the GD in Vijayawada.
Students of VR Siddhartha Engineering College (VRSEC) came out with fresh and thought-provoking ideas at a Group Discussion on ‘The IT scene in India’ organised by The Hindu Education Plus as part of their efforts to provide a forum for the young ones to improve their multifarious skills.
Displaying their leadership and group communication skills, the students initiated a probing discussion about the growth of IT and its impact on industry, agriculture and various other sectors in the country. They discussed many more aspects before veering to a consensus that a focused approach was necessary on the part of the government, civil society and the IT industry to pass on its benefits to all sections and, thereby, resolve the growing economic and social disparities.
The group, which comprised seven students of engineering final year and one third year student, brushed aside fears of a slowdown in the IT industry and expressed full confidence in it as holding even brighter future for young aspirants. They dwelt at length on the rising competition to the Indian inroads in IT sector from other Asian players like China.
While E. Jaya and Sailaja Sree S. spoke of IT as a field of myriad opportunities for youth in future, others came out with supporting points. Y. Avinash strongly advocated the need for transforming agriculture with the help of IT so that all the population would be involved in the country’s march to a new global identity.
M. Jahnavi and N.V. Sai Ram described the Indian youth as the biggest beneficiaries of IT boom, as they were good in technical skills.
Ashok Kumar, B. Anudeep and A. Mahesh touched upon the aspect of the industrial sector making good use of IT for its rapid progress. At the same time, they wanted a rethinking among the policymakers to ensure proportionate growth of other sectors as well. They were optimistic of rosy days ahead with greater awareness among all the people.
The articulate students agreed that India would certainly become an IT super power if the same pace of growth and contribution continued from the vast pool of young, English-speaking and scientific talent.
One dominant point passionately discussed was about the need to extend the fruits of IT to agriculture, as it still forms the backbone of Indian economy and the mainstay of a majority of Indian population.
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