Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s recent visit to Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California, USA seems to bear fruit as Google Inc has agreed in principle to launch Arunachal specific project and bring in solutions for imparting global standard education to the students of the state.
In a communiqué from Parliamentary Secretary, Education, IPR and Government Spokesperson Bamang Felix, who along with Education Secretary and Planning Secretary, Government of Arunachal held a meeting with Gagandeep Singh Puri, Head of Education in India for Google, stated that Google has agreed to launch a special programme for Arunachal titled “Chief Minister’s Global Education Programme”.
The programme which would be a restructure of CM’s Talent Award Scheme and shall cover the students of Class – VIII to XII, will be launched on 22nd of December at Itanagar by Chief Minister, Felix revealed. The entire technical support is being provided by Google, making it first of its kind in the country.
While lauding the CM for the landmark initiative, apparently excited Felix stated that with the launch of this e-education programme involving professionals from Google, Arunachal Pradesh would find its mention in educational map of the world.
Google being a pioneer in e-education would be of tremendous help in fulfilling the vision and ideals set by the State Government, he expressed confidence. It may be mentioned here that the Chief Minister during his visit to Google Headquarters had sought assistance from Google for making the state an e-educational hub.