New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the participants of Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon (Software)-2020 via Video Conference today.
Speaking at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon, PM said that students are working on several solutions to the challenges being faced by the country.
Along with providing solutions to the problems, it also strengthens India’s aspirations regarding Data, Digitization and Hi-tech Future.
Acknowledging that in the fast paced 21st century, India needs to swiftly change itself to continue playing an effective role, the Prime Minister said that the necessary ecosystem is being built in the country for Innovation, Research, Design, Development and Entrepreneurship. He asserted that aim is to make India’s education more modern, and to create opportunities for talent.
This Hackathon is the World’s biggest open innovation model involving more than 4.5 lakh students, 2000+ educational institutions, 1000+ mentors, 1500+ evaluators, 70+ problem submitting agencies including central ministeries, state govt departments, and private industries thereby having true PPP model. This type of model exists nowhere in the world where simultaneously such large number of students would be participating.