Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon and interact with students at 4.30 pm today through video conferencing. Modi said that the Smart India Hackathon has emerged as a great platform for imagination and new discoveries. Right now our youth are focusing on the post-corona world. At the same time, we are moving forward on the path of making the country self-sufficient.
On twitter, Pm Modi wrote, “Young India is filled with talent! The grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2020 showcases this very spirit of innovation and excellence. On 1st August at 4:30 PM, looking forward to interacting with the finalists of the Hackathon and knowing more about their works.”
The Smart India Hackathon has emerged as a vibrant forum to ideate and innovate. Naturally, this time our youth would be focussing on the post-COVID world in their innovations, along with ways to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. https://t.co/4c8zXNx7mT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 31, 2020
What is Smart India Hackathon?
There is an initiative to provide a platform to students across the country to solve the problems faced in daily life. It involves working with the idea of a product innovation culture and problem-solving. The government says that the idea of doing something new through this hackathon has been successful in promoting among the youth.
Smart India Hackathon took place in 2017 for the first time:
The first edition of the Smart India Hackathon took place in 2017. 42 thousand students participated in it. This number reached 1 lakh in 2018 and 2 lakh in 2019. This year, more than 4.5 lakh students participated in the first round. This time, the Grand Finale is happening online. There is a competition to solve 243 problems among more than 10 thousand students. These problems are related to 37 central departments, 17 state governments and 20 industries.