Make research, innovation way of living, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called upon the youth of India to make research and innovation a way of living. He was addressing the fifth edition of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2022 software grand finale being held at 75 nodal centers across India via video conferencing.

“We have to make research and innovation way of living. There must be more acceptance for innovation and enterprise in society now,” PM Modi said.

He further added that in the last seven to eight years, the country has seen a lot of progress and revolutions are happening one after the other. Revolutions have been happening in various industries including infrastructure, health, digital and technology, agriculture, defense, as well as talent revolution.

“The country is working on big resolutions about how our country will be after 100 years of independence. You are the innovators who are the flag bearers of the slogan of ‘Jai Anusandhan’ for the fulfillment of these resolutions,” he said.

PM Modi also emphasized the need to increase the culture of innovation in India. “For that, we have to pay constant attention to two things – Social support and institutional support,” he said adding that the acceptance of innovation as a profession has increased in society and in such a situation, we have to accept new ideas and original thinking. “Research and innovation must be transformed from the way of working to the way of living,” he said.

Over 15,000 students and mentors are taking part in the grand finale of the fifth edition of the SIH, which is being held at across 75 nodal centers. Among the 75 nodal centers that are hosting the SIH, include IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, LPU, IIT BHU, BIT Ranchi, Chandigarh University, RV University, Presidency University, MIT Pune, SRM, etc.

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