Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged IITs to help develop infrastructure capable of withstanding the effects of natural disasters.
Addressing the 66th IIT-Kharagpur convocation via video conference, the prime minister said the country had presented to the world its concept of an international solar alliance for safe, affordable and environmentally friendly energy.
“Climate change is a major challenge for the world. India has drawn the world’s attention to the issue of disaster management. You can see what happened recently in Uttarakhand. We need to focus on improving disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters, ”he said. The Prime Minister hailed IITs’ efforts in developing technology to fight Covid-19 and urged them to find futuristic solutions to other health issues.
He also believed that ITIs should move from being mere Indian institutes of technology to indigenous institutes of technology.
“21st century India has changed. Today, IIT is not only the Indian Institute of Technology, but also the Indigenous Institute of Technology. You have to work on Self 3 – self-awareness, self-confidence and altruism. You have to recognize your potential and move forward, move forward with confidence, move forward with altruism, ”he told the students during his virtual speech.
“As an engineer, you have the ability to take things from models to patents. This way you have the vision to see the topics in more detail. There is no room for haste in science and technology and innovation. A technological failure always leads to a new innovation. Have patience in whatever you do and whatever it is you want to accomplish. There is no room for quick success on your way, ”the Prime Minister said.
The prime minister also said that there is a huge market for personal health equipment as people have started to monitor their blood pressure, sugar and oxygen levels at home, he said. “We also need to come up with technologies that can offer affordable and accurate solutions,” he said.
A statement from the institute said 2,815 students received online degrees, with 75 medalists receiving them in person as well as DSc (Honoris Causa), Life Fellow and Distinguished Alumnus Award winners.
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