Smart India Hackathon – 2017
Smart India Hackathon – 2017 The Union Minister of Human Resource and Development, Prakash Javadekar has launched the world’s largest digital national building initiative “Smart India Hackathon 2017” in New Delhi to harness creativity & technical expertise of over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India. The purpose of this initiative is to find digital solutions to problems in the areas of power, education, health, water, finance, agriculture, energy, etc.
The ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ is a pan-India 36-hour nonstop digital programming competition which will take place in more than 20 centres simultaneously. The initiative will help institutionalize a model for harnessing the creativity and skills of youth for nation-building. It is the first initiative of this kind that has been ever launched in India.