Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the six winning teams of 1st India-Singapore Hackathon. Out of the six teams the three of them were from India. The first India-Singapore Hackathon came up as a stage for the young generation of both countries to display their innovation and could connect with each other. All the top six teams out of which three teams were from India took part in a 36-hour Hackathon Grande Finale which was organized in Singapore.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar Tweeted that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded all the six winning teams of both the countries India Singapore Hackathon, which was planned earlier during the prime minister’s visit to the country in June 2018.
The Indian High commission department of Singapore said that all the three winning teams of India were from IIT Kharagpur, NIT Trichy and MIT College of Engineering, Pune. And the Singapore winning teams are from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Along with Prime Minister Modi, the Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung has also graced the occasion with his presence while Modi honoured the winning teams with the awards.
The teams were selected after various levels of the selection process and the prizes were in the category as follows: The first price was of 10,000 Singapore Dollar, second prize of SGD 6,000 and third prize of SGD 4,000. These prizes were announced for each of the three winners from India and Singapore.
PM Modi also tweeted and said that the main motive to organize these kinds of platforms like Singapore-India Hackathon which serves the purpose to provide excellent opportunities to the youth of the country is to display their immense talent. These types of platforms also serve the purpose by which the youngsters will get the opportunity to know about the innovations of the other countries and their institute’s innovations as well, PM Modi added.
The proposal was earlier put up by PM Modi during his visit to Singapore in June 2018 in front of his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. The proposal was agreed upon and both of them decided to organize a joint Hackathon between both the countries India and Singapore to provide a platform where the youth of both countries can show their potential talent and could connect to each other.