Smart India Hackathon 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the students on August 1 at 7 pm in the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon. PM talks directly to students every year on the occasion of technical solutions to problems with software and hardware in the Hackathon. During this time students will also be encouraged to devise more and more technology under self-reliant India.
Smart India Hackathon 2020 meeting
A meeting was held with AICTE officials on Monday under the chairmanship of HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the grand finale preparations. Smart India will be the grand finale of Hackathon 2020 from August 1 to 3 and PM Modi will meet the students.
In this, a team of ten thousand students selected from all over the country will solve 243 problems with technology. The fourth edition of the competition was attended by 4.5 lakh participants. The first level screening took place at the college-level in January. Based on this, the winning teams were screened by experts and evaluators at the national level. Ten thousand students selected in this screening are participating in the Grand Finale.
Three winners will get a prize
There will be three winners of the competition. The first winner will get one lakh rupees, the second one will get 75 thousand rupees and the third will get 50 thousand rupees. Apart from this, a prize of Rs one lakh will also be given on the solution to each problem. About 331 prototypes have been developed at Hackathon so far.
There are 71 startups being built and 19 startups have been registered successfully. In addition, 39 solutions have been used in various departments and around 64 potential solutions have been funded for further development.