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PM to address Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 on Aug 1.

31/07/2020

Manish K Singhal

New Delhi, July 31 (HS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 on 1st August via video conferencing. During his address, he will be interacting with students.

The Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. It has proved to be extremely successful in promoting out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, said an official.

The official further said, the first edition of Smart India Hackathon 2017 saw participation of 42,000 students which increased to 1 lakh in 2018 and to 2 lakh in 2019. The first round of Smart India Hackathon 2020 saw participation of more than 4.5 lakh students.

The Grand Finale of the software edition this year is being organized online by connecting all the participants throughout the nation together over a specially-built advanced platform.

The officials further said that more than 10,000 students will be competing to solve 243 problem statements from 37 Central government departments, 17 state governments and 20 industries.

Hindusthan Samachar


 
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