PM Modi Gives Awards to Winning Teams of First India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday honored six winning teams, including three of India-Singapore Heakthon India from India, a platform for the youths of both countries to use and demonstrate their innovations.

The top six teams, India and Singapore, participated in the 36-hour long Hackathon Grande Finlay here.

Foreign Minister’s spokesman Ravish Kumar tweeted, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and honored the winning teams of India Singapore Hackathon, agreed in June 2018 during the visit of PM to Singapore.”

Modi said, “Earlier, he met the award-winning innovators in the Singapore-India Hackathon. He talked about his extensive work. I was impressed with his passion and commitment towards solving his world’s face.”

Prime Minister Modi gave away the prizes to the winning team at an awards ceremony, including Ong Ye Kung of Singapore.

The teams were selected after the final pitching session. For each of the three winners of India and Singapore, the first award of SGD 10,000 (about 5.24 lakhs), the second prize of SGD 6000 (about 3.15 lakh rupees) and the third award of SGD4000 (approximately 2.10 million) was announced…

The Indian High Commission in Singapore said that the winning team from India was at IIT Kharagpur, NIT, Trichy and MIT College of Engineering, Pune.

It has been said in a statement that the winning teams of Singapore include Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUDD).

“Singapore-India platforms like Hackathon provide excellent opportunities for our youth to showcase their work, they also work as forums for other innovations related to young people from other countries and institutions. Win-win! ” Modi said in a tweet

During the official visit to Singapore in June, Modi offered to his Singapore counterpart, Lee Haseen Loong, that India and Singapore should jointly organize joint hackathons to utilize and demonstrate their youth’s innovation capability. Prime Minister Lee welcomed the proposal.

In Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) organized Hackathon which included solving eight problem statements.

Twenty teams from both countries, including selected universities and college students across the country, participate in this program to use and demonstrate the innovation capacity of youth. Each of these teams had three students and one adviser.

From India, 60 members, 83 advisers and three officials of AICTE visited the 83-member delegation in Singapore, for which Modi said, “Promoting technology, innovation, and youth power”.

The eight ‘problem statement’ presented to the participants was in the areas of mapping, the synchronized output of various social media, shared digital identity verification, effective number estimates, space management and allocation, effective education and personal security.

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday met the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who were in the cadet exchange program in Singapore as part of the program.

He said, “Spent time with NCC cadets, who got the opportunity to visit Singapore as part of the Cadet Exchange program, shared their memorable education and experience with me.”

Prime Minister Modi is in Singapore for a two-day visit to the country. He started his journey on Wednesday by giving his main address at the prestigious Finitech Festival.

He also organized separate bilateral meetings with Premier, Singapore, Australia, and Thailand and discussed ways to further strengthen relations, including areas of trade, defense and security.

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