New Education Policy Focuses on Local and Global Integration: PM Modi at Smart India Hackathon

  • Modi said – The new education policy is not just a policy document, it is a reflection of the expectations of 130 crore Indians
  • He said- Even today, children feel that they are judged on the basis of a subject which is not of their interest.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon through video conferencing. He told the students that the new education policy in true sense contained the dream of the whole of India. It includes scholars from every region and state. It is not just a policy document. It is also a reflection of the expectations of 130 crore Indians.

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Modi said that even today many children feel that they are judged on the basis of a subject in which they have no interest. They have to study about the chosen subject of parents and society. This has an impact on her entire life. The work is being done to change this in the new education policy. Efforts are being made to change the earlier shortcomings. Education is an attempt to transform both the intent and the content. It focuses on learning, research and innovation.

The student said – The police have made a chatbait to tell the problem, Tae Maedi asked – Have you ever had to go to the police station…?

During the interaction with the participants, PM Modi also used to joke lightly. During the discussion, Kundan, a student from PhD College of Technology, Coimbatore, said that he has created a chatbat, through which a person can tell the problem or complain to the police without getting scared. At this, the PM jokingly asked, “Have you ever had to go to the police station?” To this, Kundan said that he had to go to the police station once after eating the mobile. The PM then suggested that it should have voice input facility. Make it available in Indian language also.

243 problems in front of 10 thousand students

  • Richa Mathew, a student from Ernakulam, has made a sanitary napkin of cloth that can be used. It is completely hygienic.
  • Amrita, a student from Hyderabad, said that she has created a real-time facial recognition system. It also works on applying masks. With the help of AI, it recognizes the eyes, their distance and face from nose.
  • Manpreet Singh, a student of Hyderabad, said that he has created software on the problem of Madhya Pradesh government in which it will be easy to catch the criminals. In this, footage of the criminal is fed into the software. The message is sent to the police as soon as the criminal is seen in the CCTV camera.
  • Shweta, a student of Coimbatore, has created a health card with the help of the Ministry of Water Power so that the water can be sent to the villagers if the embankment water enters the coastal villages. This loss of life can be prevented.

Highlights of Modi’s address

  • This hackathon is not the first time solving a problem, nor is it the last time. You continue learning, questioning and doing. When you learn, you will question. When you ask, you will do something and it will reveal some new things. Learning is a boon, which gives work throughout life. Knowledge does not work for more days than just memorizing it.
  • Depending on just one topic, it cannot be decided what your performance is. Who are you. Aryabhata, Leo Nardo Vinci and Guru Ravindra Nath Tagore have proved this. If anyone wants, they can study music and mathematics simultaneously. He can read both coding and art simultaneously. Inter-disciplinary education has been given importance in our new education policy.
  • Under this, children will get benefit of Academic Bank of Credit. This will be calculated at the end of his studies. The National Education Policy has been introduced to make higher education effective from primary education.

What is Smart India Hackathon?

There is an initiative to provide a platform to the students across the country to solve the problems faced in daily life. It involves working with the idea of ​​product innovation culture and problem solving. The government says that the idea of ​​innovating through this hackathon has been successful in promoting among the youth.

The first edition of Smart India Hackathon took place in 2017. 42 thousand students participated in it. This number reached 1 lakh in 2018 and 2 lakh in 2019. This year, more than 4.5 lakh students participated in the first round. This time the Grand Finale is happening online.


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