National ICT day being observed today


May 2, 2024


National ICT day being observed today

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Singha Durbar/File Photo

KATHMANDU: The National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) day is being observed today by organizing various programs.

Every year May 2 has been celebrated as the National ICT Day to push for development and promotion of information and communications technology in the country.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is hosting a special function today featuring Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ as the chief guest.

On the same occasion, individuals and organizations having remarkable contributions to the enrichment of information and communications sector are to be honoured.

The government has been implementing several initiatives for the advancement and promotion of information technology by recognizing it as a prime basis of economic prosperity along with agriculture, tourism and energy.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Rekha Sharma said the government has mooted a plan to advance socio-economic transformation of the country through the use and promotion of technology.

Minister Sharma said that the government has focused its efforts for ICT sector development with confidence that it can create a solid foundation for prosperity.

“Earlier we used to consider agriculture, tourism and energy as the base of prosperity. Lately, ICT has also been recognized. The young generation also has developed confidence and enthusiasm to utilize technology dividends to steer the country to the path of development”, she noted.