Imphal (DIPR): The 54th Mid Term Symposium on “Industry 5.0: The New Revolution” was held on Saturday at the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Imphal with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh gracing the programme as Chief Guest.
The 54th Mid Term Symposium which will be held till tomorrow is organised by the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (IETE).
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister Biren expressed his pleasure to be part of the symposium and to be amongst the fraternity of The IETE which is India’s premier professional society set up in 1953.
He continued that Industry 5.0, also known as the Fifth Industrial Revolution, is a new and emerging phase of industrialization that sees humans working alongside advanced technology and A.I.-powered robots to enhance workplace processes. It also refers to robots and smart machines working alongside people with added resilience and sustainability goals included, he added.
The Chief Minister further stated that Industry 5.0 is coupled with a more human-centric focus as well as increased resilience and an improved focus on sustainability. This allows humans to intervene where required and moves away from excessive automation to incorporate critical thinking and adaptability, while still taking advantage of the precision and repeatability of machines.
Appreciating the IETE for organising the symposium, he stated that the institute is devoted to the advancement of Science and Technology of Electronics, Telecommunication, Information Technology and related areas serving over 1.25 lakh members. He added that upgrading the skills of students via ISF chapters in various colleges is a laudable initiative of IETE.
Under the initiative, it imparts crucial training, giving confidence to youngsters for not only applying for jobs but also setting up Start-ups that offer job opportunities to others, he conveyed.
The Chief Minister lauded the Institute knowing that researchers working in universities & colleges not only in India but also R&D labs in countries like Middle-East, Europe, UK, USA and China consider IETE journals as the preferred medium to record their academic contributions among a comity of global professionals. This enhances India’s image globally, in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make India as Vishwaguru, he continued.
He expressed that he felt overwhelmed to observe the unbounded enthusiasm shown by IETE and eminent persons participating in the symposium, to advance the aims and objectives of the country’s leading professional body with a mission to develop and improve technical and professional competencies to keep up with mind-boggling advances.
President, IETE Dr. V. Gunasekhar Reddy, Chairman, IETE, Imphal Centre H. Kulachandra Singh, Chairman, TPPC Prof. D S Bormane, Former Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University Prof. H N K Sharma, Secretary General, IETE Gp Capt Sonpal Singh (Retd), Vice-Chancellor, Dhanamanjuri University N. Rajmuhon Singh, Additional Director General, Prasar Bharati Sunil Srivastava, Director, NIELIT Imphal N Debachandra Singh and officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and delegates from across the Country also attended the symposium.
During the programme, the Chief Minister also released a souvenir which was published on the occasion of the symposium.