On Monday Bihar CM Nitish Kumar advocated for saving at least 10% of the traditional system of learning in the fast-changing age of information technology.
“Today, the world has gone far-far ahead in the field of information technology (IT). There is no possibility of returning back to the traditional system of learning. Today we cannot work without the help of IT, still we should protect at least 10% of the traditional system of learning like books and newspapers,” Nitish said while addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the new campus of the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) at Amhara village near Bihta township in Patna district.
CM said earlier people use to get knowledge through books.
“Even today, we get lots of knowledge by reading newspapers. But now, the habit of reading books and writing on copies are vanishing slowly. People have started developing the habit of minimum use of paper. Today, we can get any information very easily through the Internet. But, I strongly feel we should save ourselves from being wholly dependent on technology,” he added.
Nitish Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the new campus. Bihar’s Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Union Minister of State Ram Kripal Yadav and NIELIT’s director general Rajiv Kumar and Bihar’s IT department’s secretary Rahul Singh also were also present on the occasion.