PM Modi Gives Awards to Winning Teams of First India-Singapore HackathonPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday felicitated the six winning teams, including three from India, of Their first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of Those two countries to Exploit and showcase their innovations.

The top six teams, three each from India and Singapore, engaged in a 36-hour long Hackathon Grande Finale here.

“Happy to have fulfilled innovators who won prizes at the first Singapore-India Hackathon. They spoke about their work. I was impressed by their passion and commitment towards solving issues our world faces,” Modi said.

Prime Minister Modi presented the awards to the winning teams in an awards ceremony that was also attended by Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung.

The teams were selected after a last pitching session. First prize of SGD 10000 (approximately Rs. 5.24 lakhs), second prize of SGD 6000 (about Rs. 3.15 lakhs) and third prize of SGD 4000 (approximately Rs. 2.10 lakhs) has been announced for all the three winners out of India and Singapore.

“Platforms like the Singapore-India Hackathon serve as exceptional opportunities for our youngsters to showcase their work. They also serve as forums to find out about pioneering innovations by youngsters from other institutes and nations. A win-win for our students!” Modi said at a tweet.

During his official visit to Singapore in June, Modi suggested to his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong who India and Singapore should organise a concerted Hackathon to exploit and showcase the creation potential of the childhood. The proposal was welcomed by Prime Minister Lee.

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducted the hackathon that included solving eight issue statements.

Native groups, each from the nations comprising university and college students chosen on nationwide basis, engaged in the event to exploit and exhibit the creation potential of their youth. Every one of these teams had three students and one mentor.

From India, an 83-member delegation containing 60 students, 20 advisers and three officials of the AICTE visited Singapore for the event which Modi said is a”increase to technology, youth and innovation power”.

The eight’Issues Answered’ introduced to the participants were in the areas of mapping, synchronised output of varied social media, shared electronic identity verification, effective number quote, space management and allotment, effective learning and private safety.

Prime Minister Modi also met the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets Thursday that were in Singapore as part of a cadet exchange programme.

“Spent time with NCC cadets, who got the chance to come to Singapore as a part of a cadet exchange programme.

Prime Minister Modi is in Singapore for the two-day visit to the Nation. He began his trip Wednesday by delivering his keynote address at the prestigious Fintech Festival.

He also held separate bilateral meetings with the premiers of Singapore, Australia, and Thailand and discussed ways to further strengthen ties, including in areas of commerce, security and defence.