Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with the finalists of the hackathon through video conferencing. Students from various colleges including The hackathon is being organised by the HRD ministry’s All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Persistent Systems and i4c. The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 (Software) will be held from August 1 to 3. The hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems people face in daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving.
Students from Shri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu, MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, JECRC University, Jaipur, Graphic Era University, Dehradun and Chandigarh Engineering College interacted with the PM and discussed their innovative ideas.
New Education Policy: Provisions for multiple entries and exit important, says PM Modi
In the national education policy, flexibility has been given great importance. There are provisions for multiple entries and exits. It won’t just be a small lane for students, PM Modi said
Introduction of regional languages in school education will be helpful: PM
PM Modi said that India has a variety of regional and local languages. Students of our country should learn about the rich culture and languages of India. Most of the developed countries teach their students in their own local language.
Flexibility chose different subjects was much needed: PM
The flexibility to chose subjects from various streams in one course was much needed, said the PM. After the implementation of New Education Policy, students will be able to chose subjects from any stream – humanities, science, commerce or vocational as per their interest.
New Education Policy is people centric and future centric: PM
The new education policy is People centric and future centric, PM Narendra Modi said.
‘Never stop doing 3 things- Learning, Questioning and Solving’: PM to students
Students should never stop doing three things – Learning, question and solving. When you learn you get the wisdom, when you question, you get out of the box methods to solve them.
New Education Policy is framed as per the need of students’ interest
Earlier, students did not get to choose the subjects they are interested in. Even after achieving a number of degrees, students were not satisfied. This new education policy aims to transform the education system according to the interest of students, PM Modi said.
It took 5 years to draft New Education Policy
New Education Policy was drafted after discussing with people from all sectors for last five years, the PM said.
Education System should focus on 21st century life skills: PM
Education system has to be modified in order to focus on enhancing 21st century life skills among students, PM Modi said while talking about the New Education Policy at the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon
Smart India Hackathon: PM asks a finalist to build real-time tracking system for schools
PM asks a student from MLR institute that can he create a real-time tracking and alert system which can integrate schools, offices with police control rooms to ensure the safety of women, and children.
Smart India Hackathon: Will ask the people of IPS Training Institute to interact with team
Impressed by the ideas shared by the team of MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad that were mainly focussed on helping the police personnel in crime reduction, PM Modi said that he will ask some people of IPS Training Institute in Hyderabad to call your team and have a dialogue on these ideas. He asked the students to Interact with them to share their ideas.
Smart India Hackathon: Student of MLRIT builds realtime facial recognition system
Real-time based facial recognition. Even if we cover our face, the AI will recognise the eyes, the space between the eyes and nose which do not change, said a student of MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Smart India Hackathon: Reusable Sanitary Napkin
A student is working towards reusable and bio-degrad