400 thousand visitors in CAN Info-Tech 2019
Kathmandu: This year’s CAN Infotech 2019 was a huge success with an estimated 400 thousand visitors. The event lasted for six days starting from January 29 to 3rd February.
According to organizers, the program was a huge success much appreciated by tech as well as non-tech enthusiasts. CAN(Computer Association of Nepal) has been organizing this event for 25 years and this year also the event was well taken by people of a broad spectrum.
Notable Features in CAN Info-Tech:
The event allows the common people to be introduced with new and tending technologies that have huge importance in our daily lives. Some of the notable features of the event were, medical product delivery using drone technology, far- education system, IoT(Internet of Things) devices and the technologies that can be used in the agriculture sector.
Similarly, during the event, an experimental scenario was created where students from a remote village in Nepal were taught from the event location only using the internet medium. This scene was widely acclaimed as only 9% on the Nepali population have direct access to the internet.
The event was named “Subisu CAN Info-Tech 2019 in association with e-Sewa” as major two sponsors of the ‘fair’ was Subisu Cablenet Pvt. Ltd and e-Sewa Fonepay Pvt Ltd.
As a rule, the event introduces new technologies and equipment along with new software, security devices and numerous technologies developed by Nepalese.
The event was also visited by former head of interim cabinet, Mr Khil Raj Regmi, General Secretary of CPN, Mr Bishnu Poudyal, legendary Actor Madan Krishna Shrestha, and other renowned personals from the various sectors like bureaucrats, personals from major business houses, entrepreneurs, businessmen, actors, professional athletes were also seen in Brikutimandap.
On the success of the event, president of CAN, Mr Hemant Chaurasiya told that the importance of such events has immensely increased along with the development of Nepali technologies. He also appreciated that the presence of Nepali technologies and product have accelerated the success of this event. “CAN INFO TECH 2019 ‘s success is due to these things”, he told.
The feature products of the event were ‘the keyboard that could be used to connect 3 devices simultaneously, CCTV device for traffic management, 3D printing device’ etc. The entry was free for the students from government schools, elderly people and differently-able people.
During the event, a robot battle completion was organized starting from Wednesday to Sunday. Suraj Patwari became the winner and Pawan Dev Sharma became the runner-up in mini push bot competition. In combat robot battle competition, Sonam Ghimire became the winner and Pawan Dev Sharma became the runner-up.
Similarly, in autonomous robot battle competition, the team of Rajesh Ghusu, Rabin Parajuli, Sushil Shrestha and Saroj Gurab became the winner and the team of Sanjiv Goshai, Prakash Shrestha, Vijaya Kumar Phuyal and Sagar Kharel became the runner-up.
After the successful accomplishment of the event in a valley, the event was also scheduled in Chitwan on February 10 to February 13 for four days.
Similarly, in Gandaki province, it was scheduled for March 2 to March 8. In province-5, it was scheduled in Butwal for February 15 to February 19, and in Karnali province, it was scheduled for March 8 to March 12 in Surkhet district.