PM Modi seeks ideas for his IIT-Madras convocation speech
Convocation speech held in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for suggestions where IIT Madras have already been registered more than 150 suggestions on the PM’s official website. “How we as IITians can help in achieving our dream of 5 trillion economy,” has been asked by a former student of IIT Madras.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Sunday, “Tomorrow I would be in Chennai for the convocation ceremony of @iitmadras. I look forward to being with some of India’s brightest minds”.He asked people, especially IITians and IIT alumni to share their ideas for his speech.
One concern from a student was during placements I, being from the Aerospace Engineering branch, wanted to join a PSU like ISRO and other organizations like the Air Force. However none of the PSUs participated in the placement process.
The student posted on PM’s portal stating that don’t you think that such organizations should recruit directly from IIT so that we will have a n opportunity to serve the country at a young age, and these companies can also benefit from our technical skill (sic),” posted an IIT Madras student who will be attending the convocation tomorrow.
Other suggestions posted by students for the convocation speech are “how to reverse brain drain”,” nation building with emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain”, etc.
In this second edition of the hackathon, PM Modi will distribute awards to the winning team of the Singapore-India Hackathon, the first of its kind joint international hackathon between India and another country.
Vote of thanks will be delivered by Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD’s Innovation Cell.