Veteran IT expert applauds DcodeFuture’s school-level IT initiative
Pampore: In a significant endeavour to catalyze technological empowerment, DcodeFuture organised an impactful 4th Information Technology (IT) Conference in the Saffron Town Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
CEO of DcodeFuture, Aadil Bhat, who is also the organiser IT Conference expressed that this endeavour aims to enhance people’s understanding of technology. He elaborated on their ongoing campaigns in Pampore schools, specifically focusing on Information Technology and Computer Sciences.
The IT Conference aimed to encourage young students to learn computer science and coding and was held at the Muslim Education Institute Pampore.
It successfully motivated young students to embrace the realms of Computer Science and Coding. The event, attended by eager minds from diverse backgrounds, aimed to ignite a passion for these crucial skills, paving the way for future innovation and technological prowess, Dcodefuture Officials told Kashmir Reader.
Veteran IT Expert and Senior IT Consultant Syed Pervaiz was the chief guest on the occasion, while Dr. Towseef Bhat Chairman IT & Startups, KCCI, Samir Ahsan Chairman, ICTA, Adv Nadeem QadriFounder Youth Parliament of J&K, Nasrullah Shafiqq Director, Microminds IT Services, Junaid Masoodi Senior Demo Engineer, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Principal MEI Tariq Ahmad Bhat were guest of honours. Sarfaraz Ahmad Bhat (KAS), Taxation Officer was also present at the event.
Sqay martial arts deputy grand master Bashir Ahmad, International Sqay martial arts player Arsalan Mehraj Mir, and a huge number of students from education institutions of Saffron Town Pampore also participated in the event.
Speakers and workshops at the conference provided valuable insights and hands-on experiences, equipping students with the knowledge and enthusiasm to embark on their journey into the world of programming.
Officials overseeing the conference highlighted the pivotal role of such gatherings in motivating students to embark on a journey of learning Information Technology skills, recognizing the transformative potential of technology in shaping future careers.
A notable feature of the conference was the presence of distinguished speakers from the Information Technology (IT).
The encouragement and guidance imparted by both IT experts and motivational speakers resonated with the attendees, fueling a collective aspiration to embrace and excel in the realm of Information Technology. DcodeFuture’s initiative stands as a beacon, illuminating the path for aspiring students and reaffirming the commitment to fostering technological progress in the Kashmir Valley.
Earlier, in the day, an Inter School Competition was also organized. The students of 10 major schools from Saffron Town Pampore participated in the programme. Hamdaniya Mission High School Pampore bagged first position while Skylight Higher Secondary School and Srinagar International School got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, CEO Dcodefuture Aadil Bhat said, “Today marked our 4th Information Technology Conference, an annual event we organised this year, we hosted the conference at the Muslim Education Institute in Pampore, which is the largest school in Pampore and one of the oldest schools in the area.”
He said that on the day of this Information Technology Conference, we invite IT experts from different parts of the Valley or other officials. “They engage with students, providing information about IT, discussing career avenues, and guiding them on how to build a career or livelihood in the field of IT. While we use Information Technology in our lives, there was a stress on learning and understanding the nuances of these technologies,” he said.
Aadil added, “In addition, we conduct an annual interschool competition focusing on IT and computer science. Today, we organized this competition and invited 15 schools to participate. However, out of those, 10 prominent schools actively participated, making the interschool competition a success. The Hamdaniya Mission School Pampore secured the first position. Among our invited experts were individuals with diverse backgrounds, including developers, Information Technology consultants, and IT academicians. We could have organized it in Srinagar, but we chose to call the experts to Pampore because a significant number of students reside there. It’s crucial for us to guide and properly nurture them in their own locality.”
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Chief guest and veteran Information Technology expert, Senior Information Technology Consultant Syed Parvaiz Kaisar, said, “I have been involved in IT for nearly 36 years, and I believe I was one of the pioneers in India and J&K. I am happy to be invited as chief guest in this IT Conference.”
“I am delighted to be invited here today. The purpose of organizing this IT conference in schools is to instill awareness among students. They should be informed that Information Technology not only pertains to what is taught in classrooms but is applicable across all aspects of life. It plays a role in every subject.”
He added, “In today’s era, anyone who hasn’t learned IT might not be successful in any field. That’s why I appreciate organiser Aadil Bhat that their 4th IT Conference was organized in schools. The fact that the organizers have conducted three previous conferences in schools speaks volumes. I congratulate them; it’s an excellent program at the school level. I believe that not all students but around 20 to 25 percent of students must have developed an interest in learning IT. This interest will benefit them in the future, whether they choose IT as a career or use it to enhance their existing careers. IT is not just a subject; it’s a tool that will be useful in every aspect of your life. From this perspective, I think it’s a great initiative.”