Friday, December 4, 2009

‘Empower IT Tiruchi 2009' Inaugural highlights.

TIRUCHI: Tiruchi is best suited for IT investment compared to other tier-II cities in Tamil Nadu, Transport Minister K.N. Nehru said on Friday.

“The IT Park at Navalpattu is only 10 minutes drive away from the airport and travel to railway station takes only 15 minutes. Drinking water is available in plenty. It is well connected by a 100-feet road. Most of all, the place is quite peaceful,” Mr. Nehru said, presiding over the inaugural of ‘Empower IT Tiruchi 2009.’ Land availability was not a constraint for future growth, he said, exuding hope that IT investment in Tiruchi will bring about an impact similar to economic development in the district after the start of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna said that the efforts taken for development of tier-II cities reflected the foresight of the Chief Minister to expand the developments accruing from progress of the IT sector throughout the State. Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi attributed the increasing number of rural students in engineering colleges to the decision of the DMK regime to abolish entrance examinations. She distributed prizes to winners of the pre-finals conducted by 10 nodal colleges.

Ms. Kanimozhi also released a CD on ‘Advantage Tiruchi’ in the presence of R. Ramkumar, Vice-President, Corporate Marketing, Research and Communication, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Ravi Viswanathan, Vice-President and Head, Chennai Operations, Tata Consultancy Services; and Thothathiri Viswanathan, Associate Vice-President and Head - Development Centre, Infosys Technologies.

Managing Director of ELCOT Santosh Babu and NASSCOM Regional Director, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, K. Purushothaman, spoke. Forests Minister N. Selvaraj, Collector T. Soundiah and MLAs K.N. Sekaran, M. Rajasekaran, Anbil Periyasamy and A. Soundarapandian took part.

Source : The Hindu

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