Young India is a storehouse of talent and brimming with innovative and creative solutions to the country’s problems. With little guidance, students would go a long way in taking India forward on world picture.
The Smart India Hackathon began at 9 am and inaugurated by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students during the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 via video conferencing.
The Hackathon is a nationwide initiative that provides students to solve the problems of the people that they face in their daily lives and a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. By the HRD ministry’s All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) the Hackathon is being organised.
In the first edition of Smart India Hackathon in 2017, there is only 42,000 students are participated and increased to 1 lakh in 2018 and 2 lakh in 2019. In the first round of 2020, Smart India Hackathon more than 4.5 lakh students are participating. Each winning team across the themes will get Rs 1 lakh of prize money.
Highlights from PM Modi’s address:
It was a considerable challenge to conduct the Hackathon in the times of coronavirus. It is impressive to see it happening despite the several challenges Modi said.
Whether it is smart India hackathon or India-Singapore Hackathon, Modi got an opportunity to participate.
Government healthcare institutions have been working awareness regarding women hygiene for the past six years provides biodegradable pads at Re 1.
He said Policing could be made effective with the help of artificial intelligence.
With the help of technology, world-class and affordable health service to villages and remote areas can be provided. Data-driven solutions are bringing massive transformation in healthcare.
Pm Modi said that the NEP is the aspirations of all the Indians which will convert job seekers into job creators. He gave a mantra to students and said, “never stop three things in life – learning, questioning and solving.”
Article written by SOMANATH SAHU
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