PM Modi presents awards to India-Singapore Hackathon 2018 winners

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 11:58 hrs

[Singapore], Nov 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Singapore for the East-Asia summit, on Thursday met and felicitated the winning teams of Singapore-India Hackathon, an event organized for youths to showcase their skills and innovations.

The winning teams from India were from IIT-Kharagpur, NIT-Trichy and MIT College of Engineering, Pune. The winning teams from Singapore were from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

First prize of SGD 10,000, second prize of SGD 6,000 and third prize of SGD 4,000 were announced for each of the three winners from Singapore and India, the Indian High Commission in Singapore has stated.

The participants were asked to resolve the problems in the areas of mapping, synchronized output of diverse social media, shared digital identity verification, effective number estimate, space management and allotment, effective learning, personal security were based on campus scenarios which students could easily relate to.

The event which was organised by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and its innovation and enterprise arm-NTUitive in collaboration with India's All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), was also attended by Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, president of Nanyang Technological University Subra Suresh, chairman of All Indian Council of Technical Education Anil Sahasrabuddhe and High Commissioner of India to Singapore Jawed Ashraf.

Prime Minister Modi also interacted with 20 cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) of India visiting Singapore as part of an international cadet exchange programme.

The Prime Minister had flown to Singapore on Wednesday and delivered his keynote address at the Fintech Festival. He also held bilateral talks with the premiers of Australia, Thailand, and Singapore in order to boost trade, defense and security ties.(ANI)