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Smart India Hackathon 2017: PM Modi interacts with students, inspires them to innovate for New India

“Smart India Hackathon 2017' Is Being Touted As The World's Biggest Hackathon In Which 10,000 Programmers Will Compete In A Live 36-hour Long Event Finale Which Is Being Held At 26 Locations In The Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 01 Apr 2017, 10:49:16 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing thousands of aspiring innovators in “Smart India Hackathon 2017” ia video conferencing.

“Smart India Hackathon 2017” is being touted as the world's biggest Hackathon in which 10,000 programmers will compete in a live 36-hour long event finale which is being held at 26 locations in the country.

Hackathon 2017 is intended towards promoting innovation and creative thinking in young minds, especially engineering students.

The program focuses on solving issues of social importance. 29 ministries and government departments working on this have identified 598 problems and asked participants for the ideas to solve them.

In the last few days total of 7531 idea submissions have been received from approximately 42,000 students.

PM Modi is to address students via video conferencing for 15 minutes. The address will be followed by an interaction with participants across multiple locations.

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Here are the highlights of his interaction with students:

#PM Modi at Hackathon 2017: Congratulate students for innovations that will aide the dream of 'New India'

#Student: Hyderabad student presents project Gagan system that helps air traffic management

#Student: Allahabad students present project on passenger assistance in airports

#PM Modi Invites projects on Space programmes, cyber crimes

#Student: Ahmedabad student presents project on data security coding using signography

#Student: Engineering student requests more field trips for better innovations

#Student: MIT Pune student presents traffic managment project through signal automation

#PM Modi invites proposals on traffic coordination from students

#Student: Chhattisgarh student presents idea for turning car pressure into electricity for energy conservation

#Student: Gujarati students request for a committee for better coordination between civillians and government employees on Clean India campaign

#Student: Kolkata student introduces her Raksha Kwach to PM Modi

#Solutions found in this Hackathon will be taken to taken to logistic ends; invites suggestions from students

#When you are innovating remember quality is key. Quality products could change lives of many people

#Today, the youngsters of India want to be job creators

#Every big project in the past has begun from small ideas but now they are running a million dollar company

#Govt's StartUP India plan aims to promote these dreams and give the youth a chance to make their innovations a reality 

#No dearth of sense of innovation and dare to dream in Indian youth

#When you are innovating you may face setbacks but do not let those setbacks lower your morale, dampen your spirits

#People say today's youngsters ask so many questions and I see that as a very good thing: PM

#Impatience in India youth important for innovation and change; laziness leads to automation

#The youth of India is blessed with phenomenal energy & this energy will bring very good results for the nation: PM

#There is a need to use technology more and innovate more. We live in a technology-driven era

#But India still needs to develop its technology to improve life and standards within India

#PM Modi at Hackathon 2017: India has made its journey from 'Upnishads to Upgrah' (Scriptures to Satellites)

#Excited to address the people who want to express their creativity 

10:00 PM: PM Address Begins 

What is Hackathon?

A Hackathon is a 1 to 7 day-long event in which computer programmers are involved in software development. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well.

Hackathons are intended for many purposes, some for educational and some for social purposes, although in most cases the goal is to create usable software but there is no restriction on the type of software being developed.

However, Hackathons are disposed toward an idea, to have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an A PI, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers.

Smart India Hackathon 2017: Detailed Program

07:35 AM: Inauguration of ‘Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2017

07:55 AM: Speech by dignitaries

08:30 AM: Hacking/Coding begins

11:30 AM: Expert input session by different ministry trainers

07:00 PM: First Round of Evaluation (Three judges per panel, 7 minutes per team, 4 minutes presenting, 3 mins Q and A)

09:00 PM: Coding begins

10:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the coders via video conferencing

00:00 AM: Experts Input Session II

01:00 AM: Zumba Dance activity

April 2:

06:00 AM:  Yoga session

09:00 AM: Second Round of Evaluation; 3 Judges Per Panel will evaluate implementation of ideas

12:00 PM: Experts Input Session III, last and final Round of mentoring by Ministry professionals

05:00 PM: Coding stops

08:20 PM: Results will be announced

08:30 PM: National Anthem

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#When you r innovating remember quality is key. Quality products could change lives of many people:PM
#Today, the youngsters of India want to be job creators!
#Every big project in the past has begun from small ideas but now they are running a million dollar company:PM Modi

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 09:31:00 PM