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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking at the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur

Gives the mantra of Self 3 – Self-awareness, Self-confidence and Selflessness

Lucknow, NFAPost: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur and exhorted the student community to create a startup and innovate things that can change the lives of corers of people in the country.

The Prime Minister said this day is not only important for the parents and teachers of the IIT but also for New India as the students represent the entire country.

“As you are passing out today I urge you to embark a new journey of life, to work towards creating startups and innovating things that can change the lives of crores of people in the country. The degree you won today represents the aspiration of millions of people, which you will have to fulfil,” said Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister attended the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur through a video conference. Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre were present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister said this day is not only important for the parents and teachers of the IIT but also for New India as the students represent the entire country.

Innovate for tomorrow

“The need of the day is to work while anticipating the needs of the future, to make innovations for tomorrow. An engineer has the capability to see things in more detail and this understanding forms the basis of new discoveries and new breakthroughs in future. I urge the students to find solutions that can improve and save the lives of millions and can save the country’s resources,” he said.

Shri Narendra Modi asked the students to adopt the mantra of Self 3 to overcome their self-doubts and obstacles in the future. “Self 3 is Self-awareness, Self-confidence and Selflessness. I want students to recognise their potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness,” said the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that there is no place for the hastiness in the field of science and technology. He added that students may not get complete success in the innovation you are working on.

“But that failure of yours will also be considered a success, because you will learn something from that as well. In thiw 21st century the IITs need to be taken to the next level from Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies to meet the changing demands and aspirations of New India,” said Prime Minister

Shri Narendra Modi said at a time when the world is struggling with the challenges of climate change, India has come up with the idea of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and embodied it. “Today India is one of those countries where the cost of solar power is very low per unit. But there are still many challenges to deliver solar power from door to door. India needs technology that minimises damage to the environment, is durable and user friendly,” he said.

Resilient infrastructure

The Prime Minister said Disaster management is a subject that the world has looked up to India. During major disasters, along with life, infrastructure is the most affected. He added realising this two years ago, India took the initiative of establishing Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in the United Nations,

The Prime Minister emphasised the need for significant innovation for Industry 4.0. He lauded the efforts of IIT Kharagpur to transform academic research related to AI at an industrial level, the Internet of things and modern construction technology.

“IIT Kharagpur’s software solutions are also useful in the fight against Corona. I urge the institute to work fast on futuristic solutions in health technology. There is a huge market that has emerged for personal healthcare equipment. Also, the market for health and fitness-related equipment is also increasing. Technology has to be developed to provide for Personal Healthcare Equipments in India which are affordable and accurate,” said Shri Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister said after Corona India has emerged as a major global player in the field of science, technology, research and innovation. He said with that inspiration, there has been a major increase in the budget for science and research.

“A few days ago, the government has freed Map and Geospatial Data from control. This step will give a lot of strength to the tech startup ecosystem, intensify the campaign for self-reliant India and also give new freedom to young start-ups and innovators of the country,” said the PM.

The Prime Minister lauded the efforts of IIT Kharagpur on the implementation of the new National Education Policy. He praised the institute for the way they were exploring knowledge and science as the strength of our future innovation.

“I urge the institute to compile 75 major innovations made by the institute to coincide with the 75th year of India’s independence and make them reach the country and the world. These inspirations will give a new boost to the country and inspire confidence,” said Shri Narendra Modi.

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