Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the IITs and talked about the recent developments, research and inventions made by the leading engineering institutes. Modi said he had talked about making this decade the ‘Techade of India’ and expressed his happiness at how the IITs have followed the idea and showcased several innovations this month.
“This month, from October 14 to 15, the 23 IITs came together for the first time on a platform to showcase their innovations and research projects. During this, students and researchers, coming from all over the country, showed more than 75 best projects. Health, Agriculture, Robotics, Semiconductors, 5G Communications – these projects were done on many such topics,” he said on his weekly radio show ‘Mann ki Baat’.
I would like to commend all the IITs for a unique effort to enhance research and innovation. I also hope that other universities and institutions follow this practice. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/sxeXMre3wk
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 30, 2022
The Prime Minister gave special mention to IIT Bhubaneswar’s invention of a battery-operated portable ventilator for babies that can be easily used in remote areas. “This can be very useful in saving the lives of babies who are born prematurely. Whether it’s electric mobility, drone technology or 5G, many of our students are engaged in developing new technologies related to them,” he said.
Projects carried out by IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur were mentioned by Modi, who spoke about how several of these institutes are also working together on a multilingual project that aims to facilitate the learning of local languages.