Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon via video conferencing, on March 30, 2018.
In his address, PM underlined the importance of Participative Governance to the participants.
Modi laid stress on innovation and gave the mantra of IPPP i.e. Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper. “These four steps will lead our country towards faster development, for that we will have to innovate and turn our innovations in patents, making our production smoother and taking products speedily to the people will make them prosper ”, he said.
Congratulating all the participants on the occasion, PM also highlighted the decisions taken by the Government to facilitate research and innovations which include-
- Introducing Modern Techniques based on Educational and Learning concepts in Atal Tinkering Labs.
- Prime Minister Research Fellowship to around 1000 best students of BTech, MTech and MSc courses in institutes like IITs, IISc and NIT every year.
- Focus on providing greater autonomy to Higher Educational Institutions.
- Setting up of 20 world class Institute of Excellence