Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Smart India Hackathon 2017 via video conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing over 10,000 students in the world’s largest hackathon, ‘Smart India Hackathon’ through video conference. Through his speech, Modi aims to aspire more than 10,000 students who wish to be young innovators. In a series of tweets, PM Modi took to twitter and said, “#SmartIndiaHackathon2017 showcases the skills & intelligence of our Yuva Shakti. It is a great occasion for learning & discovering.” Another tweet by the PM said, “I will interact with the youngsters this evening. It will be a very refreshing & extensive exchange of ideas. #SmartIndiaHackathon2017.” As per a press release by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the hackathon has been initiated with the aim to promote innovation and also to producing digital solutions to 598 problems. For the preparations of the finale, online trainings were given to students by approximately 2110 mentors appointed for the purpose.
Cath all the updates here:
10.43 pm: Modi asks a student: “Bhashan accha dete ho, politics mein aana hai kya?”
10.34 pm: Another student shares his idea to help people who meet emergency situations during road mishaps.
10.31 pm: A girl from Pune suggests Prime Minister to start a scheme for engineering aspirants who wish to serve villagers.
10.29 pm: Another girl shares her idea with Prime Minister Modi. Her idea is based on electricity productions from the stress created from vehicles. She wishes to address issue of electricity in the country.
10.26 pm: Second question comes from a Gujarat student. This student has made his product for Swachch Bharat Mission.
10.22 pm: PM Narendra Modi starts question answers round. First question comes from a student from Pune. The student first tells about her product as to how it helps people in emergency situations.
10.21 pm: Application and sharpening of knowledge translates into skills. Both skills and knowledge are important: PM @narendramodi #sih2017
10.19 pm: Today, the youngsters of India want to be job creators: PM @narendramodi at #sih2017
10.18 pm: People say today’s youngsters ask so many questions and I see that as a very good thing: PM @narendramodi at #sih2017
10.16 pm: When you are innovating remember that quality is key. Good quality products will bring changes in the lives of many people: PM
10.15 pm: Work for your Idea, it may turn into a billion dollar company tomorrow: PM
10.14 pm: People say today’s youngsters ask so many questions and I see that as a very good thing: PM
10.14 pm: When you are innovating remember that quality is key. Good quality products will bring changes in the lives of many people: PM
10.11 pm: When you are innovating you may face setbacks but do not let those setbacks lower your morale or dampen your spirits: PM
10.10 pm: Technology has made things so much simpler: PM
10.09 pm: Technology and innovation are powering so many changes. Things like floppies, tape recorders and walkmen are history: PM
10.08 pm: Artificial intelligence, 3D technology…see how the world is undergoing changes. This is an era of ‘Internet of Things’: PM
10.08 pm: I am confident the outcomes of what my young friends are doing will lead to very positive results: PM
10.07 pm: Together we will solve all the issues that are affecting the nation. This will be done through ‘Jan Bhagidari’ : PM @narendramodi
10. 07 pm: A series of issues have been placed before our youth to work on. The issues are challenging but this is also an opportunity: PM
10.06 pm: There is a need to use technology more and innovate more. We live in a technology driven era: PM
10.05 pm: The youth of India is blessed with phenomenal energy and this energy will bring very good results for the nation: PM Modi
10.05 pm: India is a youthful nation. The youth of India has come together with enthusiasm for this programme: PM Modi
10.04 pm: Democracy is not “giving a contract to someone for five years, it’s a collective responsibility.”
09.58 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Smart India Hackathon 2017 via video conference. Over 10,000 students listen to PM address.