Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday felicitated Both winning teams, including three from India, of the Initial India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of Those two Nations to harness and showcase their Creations.
The top six teams, three each from India and Singapore, participated in a 36-hour long Hackathon Grande Finale here.
“Happy to have fulfilled innovators who won prizes at the first ever Singapore-India Hackathon. They talked about their work. I had been impressed by their passion and dedication towards solving issues our planet faces,” Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi presented the awards to the winning teams in an awards ceremony that was also attended by Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung.
The groups were selected after a last pitching session. First prize of SGD 10000 (approximately Rs. 5.24 lakhs), second prize of SGD 6000 (roughly Rs. 3.15 lakhs) and third trophy of SGD 4000 (approximately Rs. 2.10 lakhs) has been announced for all the three winners out of India and Singapore.
The winning teams in India have been IIT Kharagpur, NIT, Trichy and MIT College of Engineering, Pune, the Indian High Commission in Singapore said.
The winning teams from Singapore included Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), it said in a statement.
“Platforms such as the Singapore-India Hackathon serve as excellent opportunities for our kids to showcase their job. They also function as forums to learn about pioneering innovations by youngsters from different institutes and nations. A win-win for our pupils!” Modi said in a tweet.
During his official trip to Singapore in June, Modi proposed to his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong that India and Singapore should organise a concerted Hackathon to harness and showcase the innovation potential of the youth.
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) ran the hackathon that included solving eight problem statements.
Native groups, each from the countries comprising college and university students chosen on nationwide basis, engaged in the event to exploit and showcase the innovation potential of the youth. Each of these teams had three students and one mentor.
From India, an 83-member delegation comprising 60 students, 20 mentors and three officers of the AICTE visited Singapore for the event which Modi said is a”increase to technology, innovation and youth electricity”.
The eight’Issues Answered’ introduced to the participants were in the fields of mapping, synchronised output of varied social websites, shared digital identity verification, powerful number estimate, space management and allotment, effective learning and personal security.
Prime Minister Modi also met the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets Thursday that were in Singapore as part of a cadet exchange programme.
“Spent time with NCC cadets, who got the opportunity to come to Singapore as part of a cadet exchange programme.
Prime Minister Modi is in Singapore for the two-day visit to the country. He began his trip on Wednesday by delivering his keynote speech at the prestigious Fintech Festival.
He also held separate bilateral meetings with the premiers of Singapore, Australia, and Thailand and discussed ways to further strengthen ties, such as in regions of trade, defence and security.