Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s opening remarks to the participants of ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’, via video conferencing on 01 Apr, 2017

  • India is a youthful nation. The youth of India has come together with enthusiasm for this programme.
  • The youth of India is blessed with phenomenal energy and this energy will bring very good results for the nation.
  • There is a need to use technology more and innovate more. We live in a technology driven era
  • A series of issues have been placed before our youth to work on. The issues are challenging but this is also an opportunity
  • The true essence of democracy is ‘Jan Bhagidari’
  • Together we will solve all the issues that are affecting the nation. This will be done through ‘Jan Bhagidari’
  • I am confident the outcomes of what my young friends are doing will lead to very positive results
  • Artificial intelligence, 3D technology…see how the world is undergoing changes. This is an era of ‘Internet of Things’
  • Technology and innovation are powering so many changes. Things like floppies, tape recorders and walkmen are history
  • Technology has made things so much simpler
  • When you are innovating you may face setbacks but do not let those setbacks lower your morale or dampen your spirits
  • When you are innovating remember that quality is key. Good quality products will bring changes in the lives of many people
  • People say today’s youngsters ask so many questions and I see that as a very good thing
  • Youth of India wants to find solutions to the nation’s problems. They want results that are quick and credible
  • Today, the youngsters of India want to be job creators
  • Application and sharpening of knowledge translates into skills. Both skills and knowledge are important