Bhubaneswar: The grand finale of Smart India Hackathon-2017 was inaugurated at 7:30 A.M. on 1st April at CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Accompanying him there were other guests like Harkesh Kumar Mittal Adviser, Member Secretary National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), A.P. Mittal, Member Secretary AICTE and Dr. Suman Govil, Advisor Department of BioTechnology (DBT). Along with Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo, Leader, BJP legislative Party, Odisha and Bhrugu Baxipatra President Juba Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party.
The chief guest Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated all the people of Odisha on celebrating the Odisha Day (Utkala Divas). He advised the students to develop creative skills among the youths of the country. This programme is going to inculcate in the student’s the desire to excel in finding solution to varied problems of the country. On this occasion he inaugurated an advance Center of Excellence on Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
Chairman C.V. Raman College of Engineering Sanjib Rout congratulated the participants on reaching the Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon.
The other dignitaries on the dais inspired the students to showcase their talents during this two day Hackathon and make the best use of the platform provided by Ministry of HRD and AICTE.
Smart India Hackathon 2017 is a Government of India initiative to create a platform for harvesting the creativity and energy of our youngsters for the development of our nation.
Smart India Hackathon 2017 is expected to become the ‘world’s biggest open innovation model’ that other countries can replicate: Since Hackathon as a concept is new to India, AICTE arranged 26 awareness workshops across India to sensitize students about Smart India Hackathon 2017.