Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the finalists of the Smart India Hackathon tomorrow, August 1. The Prime Minister will address the grand finale of the hackathon on Saturday by video conference from 4:30 p.m., an official statement said.
This time the hackathon will focus on the world after Covid and create ways for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.
The Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative that provides students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, promoting a culture of product innovation and a problem-solving mindset. According to the Prime Minister’s official statement, it has proven extremely successful to promote out-of-the-box thinking in young minds.
PM Modi also tweeted about his address on Friday. “Young India is full of talent! The grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2020 shows this spirit of innovation and excellence. On August 1st at 4:30 pm, I look forward to interacting with the finalists of the hackathon and learning more about their work, ”he said in a tweet.
“The Smart India Hackathon has developed into a lively forum for ideas and innovations. Of course, this time our youth would focus their innovations on the world after COVID and find ways to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, ”he added.
Young India is full of talent! The grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2020 shows this spirit of innovation and excellence. On August 1st at 4:30 p.m., we look forward to interacting with the hackathon finalists and learning more about their work.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 31, 2020
According to the official statement of the PMO, 42,000 students took part in the first edition of the Smart India Hackathon 2017, which rose to 1 lakh in 2018 and 2 lakhs in 2019. The first round of the Smart India Hackathon 2020 was attended by more than 1 lakh 4.5 lakh students. The grand finale of this year’s software edition will be organized online by connecting all participants across the country via a specially developed advanced platform. More than 10,000 students will compete to solve 243 problems from 37 central government departments, 17 state governments, and 20 industries.
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