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Meity Secretary inaugurated workshop on Drone Technology at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar : A workshop on Drone Technology was organized by National Institute of
Electronics and Information Technology in collaboration with AIC-Nalanda & Karkhana
Makerspace today in their premises at OCAC Tower. The program was inaugurated by Shri
Alkesh Kumar Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India, Shri Arvind
Kumar, DG, STPI, Dr M. M. Tripathi, DG, NIELIT, Shri Surya Kumar Pattanayak, Director, STPI,
Bhubaneswar and Shri Anurag Mathur, Director-In-Charge, NIELIT, Bhubaneswar.
Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma addressed the participants and discussed on the various aspects
of technology from the perspective of capacity building for the future workforce. Shri Arvind
Kumar asserted on the role played by STPI in driving the software export potential of the
nation. Shri Madan Mohan Tripathi also elaborated on the various projects undertaken by
NIELIT centres spread across the country. Shri Anurag Mathur welcomed everyone for the
workshop and highlighted upon the progress of activities at NIELIT, Bhubaneswar.
Secretary MeitY also reviewed activities of NIELIT Bhubaneswar and interacted with
students undergoing training there along with also taken demo of Innovative IoT projects
made the students.
On this occasion, NIELIT Bhubaneswar signed 03 MoUs of partnership with organisations like
Atal Incubation Centre – Nalanda Institute of Technology Foundation, a business incubation
centre supported by Atal Innovation Mission, Govt of India; Karkhana Makerspace, an
edtech startup which pioneers in training students for product development in emerging
fields of technology and Swabalambee Odra Green Farmers Producer Company, a startup
promoting usage of drones in agriculture.
The workshop was conducted by Shri Prashant Gupta, Joint Director & Head(Academics),
NIELIT Bhubaneswar, Mr Manas Kumar Samantaray, Program Manager, AIC-Nalanda and Mr
Siddharth Bhatter, Founder & CEO Karkhana Makerspace. The event witnessed a
participation of 30+ students from various technical colleges across

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