Kathmandu, July 31 A two-day conference on promotion of information and communications technology began in Kathmandu today. The conference aims to prepare a draft policy on how to take the nation ahead by promoting information and communications technology. As many as 100 participants from in and outside the country are attending the conference jointly organised by University of Windsor, Canada and Deer Walk Institute of Technology, Kathmandu. Conference coordinator Surendra Adhikari said 16 working papers on various aspects of information and communications technology would be presented and discussed during the conference. Speaking at the inaugural function, IT campaigner Mahabir Pun , a Magsaysay Award winner, urged all to support establishment of National Invention Centre. Pun is now running a campaign to collect Rs 500 million from the people after the government refused his proposal to build the centre. Deer Walk Institute of Technology Chair Dr Rudra Pandey shared that they would hold talks on the efforts needed to ensure internet connectivity in villages across the country.