Google signs MoU with Assam Govt to accelerate digital growth and development

In accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the two parties signed on Monday, Google would assist the Assam government in fostering faster digital growth and development in the state.

The new Google initiative aims to work in partnership with the Assam Government’s Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship Department (SEED) to improve digitalization efforts in schools by providing technological tools and solutions that support both teaching and learning. Through Google’s “Be Internet Awesome” campaign, the principles of online safety and digital citizenship are also being emphasized among schoolchildren.

Search engine technology, online advertising, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and consumer electronics are the main areas of interest for the American multinational technology corporation Google LLC. Google will work with the Assam Skill Development Mission to offer scholarships for Google Career Certificates to Assam youngsters (ASDM).

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister, stated during his remarks at the MoU signing ceremony, “I am 

grateful to Google for helping us advance digital literacy across communities and for its steadfast support and dedication to Assam over the years. 

Our ambition for transforming Assam and elevating its economy to one of the nation’s top generators of growth is based on digitally led technology and governance.”

The Assam chief minister further expressed his satisfaction at the partnership with Google to introduce

 the greatest digital tools and technology to classrooms all around the State and develop new 

skill-building possibilities.

The further statement from CM Sarma was, “These programs will go a long way in empowering our children and our youths in gaining key skills and for wider job and career prospects.”

In addition, Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President of Google India, provided additional details on the MoU, stating that it was “another step in our long collaboration with the Assam government to bring the benefits of digital tools and technology to communities across the State, and to support its mission for technology-driven holistic development.”

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