PM Modi to address 'Smart India Hackathon' through video conferencing tomorrow

| Updated: Apr 01, 2017 01:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Smart India Hackathon on Saturday through video conferencing. More than 10,000 programmers would participate in the World's Largest Hackathon. The event is intended to promote innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students, focused on the problems of social importance as identified by 29 Ministries/Departments of Government of India. The Grand Finale of the Hackathon will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow and would end at 8 p.m. on April 2nd in twenty-six different locations in the country with each location handheld by one department/Ministry of Government of India. During the finale, the selected groups would sit locked in for 36 hours continuously from 8 am on April till 8 pm on April 2 and complete digital solutions for the problem statements through programming to create computer software or a mobile app. The software so created would be evaluated by judges drawn from the respective ministry and industry experts and the best solutions would be awarded with Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 for top three teams respectively. The awarded software would be used by the Ministry/Departments for improving their governance systems, if necessary, with suitable up gradation. All the prize winners would be connected to form a Community of Innovative Minds. (ANI)