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Sikkim govt signs MoU with Microsoft to boost digital skills

We’re committed to harnessing the power of technology to transform e-governance and core sectors, says HRD minister RB Subba

EastMojo News Bureau

Gangtok: In a bid to transform the educational landscape in the state, the Sikkim government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Microsoft, said reports.

"The state government is committed to harnessing the power of technology to transform e-governance and core sectors and partnering with Microsoft was a much-needed step to help prepare the future generation," Sikkim minister for human resource development RB Subba was quoted as saying by media reports.

The government's vision was to make the youth future-ready and Microsoft was an able partner for transformational initiatives.

As per additional chief secretary, HRD, GP Upadhyaya, the role of Microsoft India in the laptop distribution scheme to students in Sikkim was managed at a reasonable budget which led to the furthering of ties with the tech giant.

As part of the collaboration, Microsoft would support the state in integrating IT content in the state board curriculum and build student capacity besides building teacher capacity through the Microsoft Educator Network and Innovative Educator Program.