Governor PB Acharya launched My Northeast app at St Joseph College, Jakhama on Friday. My Northeast is an application with latest news on jobs, education and infotainment.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor stated that empowerment by education was a necessity for development of a country. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had observed that many young people with conventional degrees were not employable now and encouraged students to go for professional courses and be up to date with the world and technology.
Acharya called on the students to share their knowledge for welfare and development of the society and to build an economically-strong Nagaland. He added that students, after coming out of universities and institutions, should be able to stand on their feet and make economy of the State strong.
The governor expressed the hope that the app would help students in providing them necessary information regarding admissions to various institutions, job opportunities, etc.
Director of Higher Education Kuholi Chishi, who also addressed the gathering, encouraged the students to make best use of the app and upgrade and update themselves with facilities provided by it. She also said not just St Joseph College but the entire student community would benefit from the app.
Speaking about the app, My Northeast app CEO Prakash said many North-eastern students were deprived of opportunities due to lack of information. The app would provide information on international/national entrance exams and scholarships, local, corporate and government job details, besides having a call centre for providing information and to answer queries of the students, he added.
Invocation for the launching programme was pronounced by Rev Hopong Kips, Faith Harvest Church, Kohima. Welcome address was delivered by Rev Dr Sebastian Ousepparampil, principal of St Joseph College, and vote of thanks by Noyingbeni Ngullie.
My Northeast app will cater mainly to bring awareness among the people of Northeast – about Central or corporate jobs, civil service examination, public sector jobs or private sector jobs, NGOs, different national and international scholarships and entrance examinations, fellowship deadlines, current affairs and other useful information that normally skip the eye.