Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Smart India Hackathon of All India Council for Technical Education at 4:30 PM tomorrow. He will also interact with students on the occasion. The Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives.
The Grand Finale will be organized online by connecting all the participants throughout the nation together over a specially-built advanced platform. Over ten thousand students will be competing to solve 243 problem statements from 37 Central Government departments, 17 State Governments and 20 industries during the online.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister will also speak on the new National Education Policy 2020. Recently, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors.
This new policy will replace the thirty four year old National Policy on Education 1986. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has termed the new National Education Policy-2020 a revolutionary change in school and higher education systems in the country.
He said, this policy will establish India as a superpower of knowledge at the world stage. In an exclusive interview with AIR News, Mr. Nishank said, the aim of this new education policy is to open the door of opportunity for every child so that their holistic development can be ensured.