India’s first CTIED inaugurated at NIT Srinagar
Centre will focus on innovation and technology: Director
Srinagar: India’s first Centre for Technology Intervention for Elderly and Disabled (CTIED) inaugurated at the National Institute of Technology Srinagar
Addressing the members, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said it is a proud moment for the entire institution that it is taking lead in this noble initiative. “It is a historic day and opportunity for our students to shape their future,” he said.
Prof. Sehgal congratulated the CTIED team members for the noble idea and informed them that no such initiative has been taken by any of the technical institutes, or universities in the entire country.
“Differently-abled persons are part and parcel of the society and we should help them through innovations and technology. I believe this centre will bridge the gap between community and technology,” he said.
Prof. Sehgal also highlighted problems faced by the differently-abled persons and stated that technical innovations will lessen their problems and troubles. “If this centre will succeed in its motive that will be our biggest contribution to society,” he said.
The Director NIT also suggested developing mechanisms in institute for the multi-disciplinary projects covering various fields of engineering. He urged CTIED members to encourage and motivate the students across various branches to work for technical innovation in this area.